Women’s News: Anu Vaidyanathan, India’s First Iron Woman, Shares How She Relaxes


What does relaxation look like for a woman who has competed in six Iron Man triathlons? Gardening, it seems.

HuffPost Live host Caroline Modarressy-Tehrani interviewed Anu Vaidyanathan, India’s first Iron Woman, on Nov. 11. The pair discussed Vaidyanathan’s crazy schedule, and the athlete revealed how she likes to unplug:

I also relax by really unwinding at a certain time every day. I try to switch off my computer, for sure, at a certain time. because I think that the mind is one fo the most underrated parts of the full recovery process. It’s not about just putting your feet up and watching TV, checking email, going all over the web. Relaxation for me has involved really turning things off, really listening to people when they talk to me, really being there during conversation, really enjoying at least one meal during the day.

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