The 34-year-old actress sat down with Women’s Health magazine as the cover girl of their November issue and said she’s all about a well-balanced life, refusing to let anything get in the way of health.
«All of us are super busy. We have so much to do. Life is just really fast-paced,» she noted. «You don’t have to kill yourself at the gym, you don’t have to starve yourself. I love having my pizzas and burgers and buffalo wings, on the side, for sure. But I like staying fit as well.»
But staying fit isn’t just about looks for the actress. It’s also important for her career. «I have to stay super active and agile because I do my own stunts,» she revealed. «I do all my fights myself. I trust my body and my instincts.»
In fact, that’s the mindset she maintains tostay in shape.
«People always say you should listen to your body. But I don’t listen to my body,» she said. «My body listens to me. I can’t afford to be sick or low on energy. It’s mind over matter.»
That mentality has certainly taken Chopra quite the distance, seeing as she’s starred in more than 50 film and television productions, was once named Miss World and is currently the lead in ABC’s hit showQuantico—all of this, not without setbacks.
«It’s been a huge struggle for me to be able to come into mainstream entertainment in America and actually break the mold of what a Bollywood actress should be,» she explained. Still, she refused to be stopped. «Success is always about what’s next. I don’t settle and I don’t stop.»
You can enjoy Chopra’s full interview with Women’s Health here and on-stands October 18.
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