Today is the birthday of Bhiwani-born wrestler Babita Kumari Phogat. She was born on 20 November 1989. Her father Mahavir Phogat was fond of wrestling from the beginning and wanted his wife to have a son, but twice his wife had a daughter. He kept this sorrow inside for a long time, but suddenly his mind changed and he made his daughter as boys to get gold for the country. The daughters also make their father’s dream come true.
Babita’s elder sister Geeta Phogat won the gold medal in the Commonwealth Games (CWG) in 2010 in Delhi. Babita Kumari Phogat won the gold medal in the Commonwealth Games held in Glasgow in 2014. Earlier, she had won bronze at the World Wrestling Championships and silver in the CWG. So far Wrestler Babita has won a total of 7 medals in her career, including 4 Gold Medals, 2 Bronzes and a Silver Medal. She won a silver medal in the Delhi Commonwealth Games in 2010, a bronze medal in the 2012 Strathcona County World Championships.
After that, she won gold medals in the 2014 Glasgow Commonwealth and 2018 Goldcoast. Babita also had to contend with a bronze medal in the Asian Championships held in 2013, while she won a gold medal at the Commonwealth Championships in 2009 (Jalandhar) and 2011 (Melbourne). After being away from the game, Babita stepped into politics but she lost the assembly elections. Aamir Khan starrer film ‘Dangal’ was made on the life of Geeta and Babita, which people liked very much.
Her amazing fitness was a major contributor to her stellar performance. Today some secrets of her fitness are coming to the fore. She talked many times about her fitness, exercise, self discipline and diet. According to a report the secret of her fitness is that she eats homemade food and regular exercise is included in her routine.
Here are a few tips which she follows:
Keep distance from junk food:
She mostly likes to eat home cooked food. Apart from this, to maintain her fitness, she keeps distance from junk food. Also she does not drink tea or coffee. At the same time, she also maintains distance from fried food. Babita Phogat’s day starts with banana, apple and fresh carrot and pomegranate juice. At the same time, after the workout, she takes a special drink made of soaked almonds. She drinks enough water throughout the day, so that there is no shortage of water in the body. Also, she eats dry fruits as a snack. For her fitness, she takes desi ghee every day. At the same time, drinking at least one liter of milk a day is also included in his diet. Apart from this, she also eats eggs and chicken during her foreign travels. Although she prefers to eat mostly vegetarian food, which consists of lentils, curd, vegetables and roti.
Music is also necessary:
along with a balanced diet, while a balanced diet is the secret of his fitness, exercise and training for about five hours daily also play an important role in maintaining his fitness. Apart from this, she practices wrestling in the evening. After doing strenuous exercise 6 days a week, she takes complete rest on Sundays. So that the body can remain completely healthy.
Concentration and focus:
Concentration and focus are important for a wrestler and it requires a clear and calm mind. For this she likes to listen to Haryanvi and Punjabi music. Apart from this, she chants Om, it helps her to stay calm and focus on her goals.