The secret of Narendra Modi`s fitness

While Modi has been praised and admired for his economic policies and growth model in Gujarat, the man has also caught eyeballs with his fit body and amazing vigour that gets him through a nearly brutal electioneering campaign.

By Salome Phelamei | Updated: May 27, 2014, 17:04 PM IST

Salome Phelamei

There are many things fascinating about Narendra Modi, the man of the moment. He has come a long way - from a tea seller to Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) pracharak, to chief minister of Gujarat, to the Prime Minister of India - the elements of a fairytale!

While Modi has been praised and admired for his economic policies and growth model in Gujarat, the man has also caught eyeballs with his fit body and amazing vigour that gets him through a nearly brutal electioneering campaign.

Despite being a workaholic, he manages to keep himself healthy. A combination of exercise and diets are his secrets to staying fit and energetic.
Born on September 17, 1950, Narendra Damodardas Modi, popularly known as Narendra Modi, is a fitness freak- he begins his day with yoga. And there`s nobody to overtake the new PM when it comes to diet and nutrition.

Ever wondered what his health regime is like? Take a look at the list below:

Narendra Modi is an early bird - he gets up well before 5 a.m

He does an hour of yoga daily.

He reads newspapers after that - even if he is travelling, he makes sure that he gets newspapers and cuttings of what his critics are saying about him.

He is a vegetarian.
He has a simple food habits- his favourite food is bhakhri (crispy rotis) and khichdi made in Gujarati style.

He snacks on light food such as poha, idli or dosa.

He fasts all nine days during Navratra every year - eating only one fruit a day during this time.
He goes to office early in the morning and works till 10 pm, if need be.

He likes to look fresh and wears well-ironed and wrinkle-free clothes only.

He sleeps for only five fours, sometimes less than that (even if he sleeps late, he wakes up by 5 a.m)

So folks, if you want to stay fit and fresh, take note from the man of the moment and enjoy a healthy life.

Good luck!!!