Walks in the wilderness and dives in the deep

Bittu Sahgal | Updated on January 16, 2018


Bittu Sahgal, Environmental Activist

1 Fitness for me is largely constructed from happiness, and happiness comes most easily from long, quiet treks through wild places.

2 Squash and slow steady jogging was once my life for 30 long years... but no more. I find the gym painfully boring and tennis perfect to watch, not play. So, I climb stairs, walk short city distances and long wilderness distances.

3 My grandsons think I'm their age so that takes care of a few things! I do my 5BX (Five Basic Exercises designed for the Canadian airforce) daily at lower levels than I used to. And when I can, I go diving in the open sea.

4 My middle is not expanding, but it's not contracting either... so that's my new mission: to feel a touch lighter. Happier... jauntier, eat a little less, laugh a little more. If that works out, the rest of life will, I am sure, follow.

5 I am a vegetarian to the point of insanity. I love carbs, but have consciously cut down on it. I wake up early, before daybreak and love the silence of our ground floor home. I’m lucky, I sleep to an orchestra of frogs and wake that of birds. I absolutely love films which I watch almost religiously before sleeping.

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