How Celebrities Get Fit
Celebrities: We hate them almost as much as we love them. They grace the catwalks looking beautiful, and make keeping fit and healthy seem effortless. But, cosmetic surgery and stylists aside, the key to their enviable figures is a healthy diet and exercise. Here are some of the simple things celebs do to stay in shape.
Ever wondered whether there is something in the water in celebrity-land that is making them all so beautiful? Maybe there is! Fiji Water is a Hollywood favourite – even Obama drinks it! Miranda Kerr always requests cases of Fiji Water when she’s on location, while Cameron Diaz, Beyonce and Jessica Alba says it’s their favourite water. This bottled water is flown all the way from the islands in the South Pacific. It’s superior to regular bottled water because of its “greenness” (no, not the colour); the water is sourced from remote locations free from pollution, and the company is all about being “carbon negative”.
It’s important to drink plenty of water every day for optimum health and glowing skin. Dehydrated skin leads to cellulite, scaly skin and uneven skin tone. Drinking more water is the easiest and cheapest way of staying healthy. It helps with regulating your metabolism, and does wonders to your skin!
How much should I have? The rule of thumb is to drink a minimum of eight glasses in intervals across the day, though obviously more when you exercise. Keep a bottle of water by your desk at work, in your handbag, in the glovebox, so you’re never far from a drink.
While sweating it away in a gym might work for some, the diversity of exercising outdoors can make a mundane workout exciting and fun. And who wouldn’t want to take advantage of our beautiful sunny weather?
We see photos of Jessica Biel exercising so often it’s a surprise she doesn’t turn up to red carpet events in her workout gear! Jessica attributes her toned body to intense cardio, beginning with running. Running is one of the most effective ways of shedding kilos.
If you are dedicated and up for a challenge, training for a marathon is a great way to get in shape. Just six months after giving birth to twins in 2008, Jennifer Lopez took part in a marathon to get back in shape. Recently Julia Roberts followed suit, training for a marathon to shed the 5 kilos she put on while filming ‘Eat Pray Love’ in Rome.
Australia is renowned for its beaches and surfing culture, but how many of us actually get out there on a board? Cameron “legs-for-days” Diaz is one of many celebrities who love to ride the waves. While it requires some practice and skill, surfing can help tone legs, arms and abdominals, as well as improve balance.
Natalie Portman, Miranda Kerr, Reese Witherspoon, Gwyneth Paltrow, Madonna, Gisele Bundchen – yoga is definitely a favourite of celebrities. Jennifer Aniston has even had her instructor flown around on location with her. This exercise regime is all about strengthening, sculpting and toning. But be warned: just because it is not fast paced doesn’t mean it is easy! But it’s great for the mind too.
Remember the days of jumping rope in the school playground? Maybe you should consider dragging it out again. Singer Katy Perry says she loves to jump rope because it builds stamina. “I look like Rocky when I jump!” she’s said.
When Angelina Jolie and Uma Thurman were preparing for their action films,
Tomb Raider and Kill Bill, they practiced martial arts and kickboxing. It’s high- energy, it’s fun and it’s probably pretty damn helpful if you ever get in a fight!
How do you like to stay fit?