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Open space is needed for those staying in congested cities: Dino Morea

By HT

New Delhi, Sept. 24 -- Playing a sport is fundamental to develop discipline and work ethics in life shares actor Dino Morea.

In a conversation with HT City, the actor talks about how open spaces allow us to breathe fresh air and are essential for a healthy lifestyle. This idea also resonates with SARE Homes, India's premier FDI-funded developers which is the title sponsor of Hindustan Times Great Indian Football Action (HT GIFA).

What's your idea of active living?

Active living to me is being active, both physically and mentally. These words are being emphasised nowadays as people have started leading sedentary lifestyles. And this new state of being inactive is an unhealthy form of living. So my advice would be to get out of the comfort of your home, go trekking, indulge in some form of sports and do some sort of physical exercise.

How important is sports in your life?

Sports play a very significant role in my life. It has taught me a lot in the ways I look at life now. I will always be thankful to my parents for encouraging us to go out and play. In life, besides adding to one's fitness, sports teach us a lot about discipline and team work. Sports should be an integral part of every child's life.

According to you what's the benefits of open spaces?

Open space is much needed in a time where the country is in dearth of it. We need to breathe fresh air and in metro cities, where I work and stay, one feels claustrophobic. If you look around, you will find every available open space has been taken. There are random constructions in every nook and corner of the city. This is an alarming issue that needs to be addressed.

What kind of activity you like to indulge in to keep yourself fit and healthy?

I have always been an avid sportsman. I play either football or basketball, thrice a week, I weight train for strength twice a week and believe in leading a healthy lifestyle. I follow this regime religiously everyday.