She is one of the fittest actors in Bollywood and Shilpa Shetty Kundra believes it is important to make fitness a way of life rather than working out to “look cool”. The 42-year-old actor said there are many who go to gym because it has become a fad now, but for her it was always about having a disciplined lifestyle. Also Read - 10 Pictures That Prove Shilpa Shetty Kundra Has The Most Experimental Indian Ensembles in Her Wardrobe

“Fitness is life for me. It is not something I have done to look cool or wear few outfits and pose in front of the paparazzi. Today, going to the gym has become like a fashion,” Shilpa told PTI. The actor said she comes from a family which believes in leading a healthy life and recalled her school days when she used to take part in various sports. Also Read - Shilpa Shetty's Yoga Tip to Remove Unwanted Thoughts From Mind

“My father gave importance to health and my mother was conscious of what she was serving us. I was a state-level volleyball player and was also doing Taekwondo in my school days. My parents paid emphasis on fitness. For me, going to the gym was not a luxury, but a necessity. I would have gone to the gym even if I was not an actress,” Shilpa said. Also Read - Shilpa Shetty's Yoga Tips to Beat Lockdown Muscle Stress

The actor recently launched her second book, “The Diary of a Domestic Diva”, in which she shares quick and hassle-free methods of cooking healthy, nutritious and delicious meals. “I love cooking. I try to give a modern twist to all the recipes and it’s all easy to make,” Shilpa said.