Priyanka Chopra has to be "super active and agile" because of her career.

Priyanka Chopra

Priyanka Chopra

The 34-year-old actress has admitted she has to "eat healthily" and exercise because she does her own stunts in her movies, although the star believes you need to find a balance and shouldn't "kill yourself" by undertaking gruelling workouts all the time.

Speaking to Women's Health magazine about her fitness regime, the brunette beauty said: "My favourite ways of staying in shape is staying active. I think that's most important. You don't have to kill yourself at the gym, you don't have to starve yourself. You just have to eat healthy, eat right. Life is just really fast-paced. To be able to find ways of being healthy within that is a smart way to do it.

"Life is just really fast-paced and you don't have to kill yourself in the gym.

"I have to stay super active and agile because I do my own stunts. I do all my fights myself. I trust my body and my instincts.

"I generally inherently stay fit."

Although the 'Quantico' star believes you need to find a happy medium between health and fitness, she doesn't, and has admitted she doesn't listen to her body when it's crying out for a rest.

She explained: "People always say you should listen to your body, but I don't listen to my body. My body listens to me. I can't afford to be sick or low on energy. It's mind over matter: I'm going to have a good day, and not in that fake 'Happy girls are the best girls!' way."

However, Priyanka has revealed she doesn't "starve" herself and will often indulge in fast food because she doesn't want to be "super skinny".

She said: "You don't have to starve yourself. I love having my pizzas and burgers and buffalo wings, on the side, for sure. But I like staying fit as well.

"I want to be curvaceous but not super-skinny but at the same time I want to be lean. So I try and eat healthy whenever I can."

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