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My Five: Life outlook: ‘we will do it’

Updated on: Jan 09, 2016
NEW DELHI, 27/07/2012: Coach and former India's legendary runner, P. T. Usha (right) with athlete Tintu Luka during last day practice session at Nehru Stadium before leaving for London Olympics, in New Delhi on Friday. July 27, 2012. Photo: Shanker Chakravarty

NEW DELHI, 27/07/2012: Coach and former India's legendary runner, P. T. Usha (right) with athlete Tintu Luka during last day practice session at Nehru Stadium before leaving for London Olympics, in New Delhi on Friday. July 27, 2012. Photo: Shanker Chakravarty

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PT Usha

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1 I wake up at around 5 am and take at least two glasses of water even before brushing my teeth. It is better to swallow the saliva accumulated in the mouth overnight, rather than spit it out. This helps your digestive system and bowel movement.

2 I then go for a jog or a brisk walk for 30-45 minutes. By often exercising or jogging along with my trainees at the Usha School of Athletics, I keep my fitness at a good level.

3 I make it a point to take food on time, breakfast: 8-9 am, lunch: 1-2 pm and dinner by 9 pm. My breakfast could be dosa, idli etc, lunch is rice, vegetable and fish, while dinner is usually chapattis with vegetables, fish or chicken. Fruit to go with almost every meal.

4 Cooking is in coconut oil and/or rice bran oil. I avoid sweets. Bedtime is around 10.30 pm --- irrespective of engagements it’s important to have sound sleep for good health.

5 I keep a positive outlook to life. My motto is “we will do it” not “we can do it”.

Published on January 19, 2018

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