Post-cancer treatment Sonali Bendre gets back to her fitness routine with aquatherapy

Sonali Bendre Behl has been extremely transparent and forthcoming with her fans about her cancer diagnosis and treatment, and she has continued sharing her experiences through recovery as well. Bendre is currently in recovery mode after being diagnosed with cancer in 2018. She shared a video of her aqua therapy training sessions to inspire others


In remission now, the Bollywood actor and model posted a video of her practising aquatherapy – an exercise program which allows people recovering from injuries to work out without taxing their joints and muscles.

In the video, 44-year-old Sonali is seen working out inside a tank full of water. She warned her followers that the therapy isn’t as easy as it looks.

Sonali wrote along with the video, “Warning: This isn’t as easy as it looks. My new aqua therapy training sessions are tough but definitely easier than doing this in normal conditions. #MyNewNormal involves looking for solutions and not creating excuses… finding what works for me. #KDAH P.S. Thank God I didn’t drop my phone!”

Aquatherapy helps patients that healing broken bones or arthritis, or those that have a lack of strength due to a prolonged illness.

While in water, the buoyancy helps to support the weight if the body, which decreases the stress on the bones and joints. Water also acts like a resistance, which helps to strengthen muscles without too much pain.