In the popular Bangla serial Rani Rashmoni, Gourab Chatterjee plays the role of Mathuramohan Biswas, aka Mathur Babu. He is Rani Rashmoni’s (played by Ditipriya Roy) youngest son-in-law who becomes like a son to the queen of the Janbazar Estate. He was initially married to Karunamoyee, but after she passed away, he tied the knot with her sister Jagadamba. While the actor dons a traditional avatar in reel life, do you know he is a gym rat in real life who loves weight lifting, among other things? And that is the secret of his super-fit and toned body.
Looking for ways to get fit? Why don’t you follow Gourab’s lead and take to lifting weights? This form of exercising has got innumerable benefits too. We tell you all the reasons why you should totally take it up. Read on to find out.
For starters, weightlifting helps improve the composition of your body, as per research. It not only gives you a toned and chiselled look, it also helps you burn fat. It also keeps your bones strong and healthy. Contrary to popular belief, lifting weights is not just about bulking up and building muscle mass, it also helps in improving your posture, makes you sleep better, lower inflammation and boost metabolism, helping you lose weight.
And that’s not enough. Weight lifting has other benefits too. For example, it helps reduce your chances of getting diabetes, prevents back pain and also helps you keep depression at bay. Moreover, it keeps your bones strong. So the effects of losing muscle and bone mass as you age become less pronounced. The reason? When you lift weights, your muscles adapt to the pressure by becoming bigger and stronger. Your bones adapt too. The positive continues as you age.
Need more fitness inspo? Follow Arjun Chakrabarty’s gym routine. Watch him on Satyameva Jayate on ZEE5.