How to get your celebrity body

May 25, 2004

How to get your celebrity body

Celebrities of today seem to have it all. Success, fame, fortune and top it all off, bodies to die for. Look at SheSaid favourite Jennifer Aniston. Not only has earnt mega bucks as Rachel from Friends, but she?s nabbed Brad Pitt and looked fabulous in the process. Now we can?t promise a Brad look-alike knocking on your door, but we can tell you Jen?s secret to her beautiful bod.

Angelina Jolie poledances to stay sexy
Don?t look so shocked! Poledancing has stripped off its sleazy image and is the new craze sweeping Hollywood. Angelina Jolie, Kate Moss, Britney Spears, Madonna, Oprah and Jen are all doing it, and not to impress their men either. Poledancing is perfect for improving your flexibility and muscle definition, particularly in the legs. It also tones your upper arms, shoulders and legs, while the skill to move around the pole improves your posture and deportment. Better yet, learning such a sexy skill increases sensuality and improves self esteem and confidence.
Polestars Australia run a poledancing course for women who want to increase fitness but have fun at the same time. For additional information, contact Polestars

Get Jessica’s tight butt with Bikram Yoga
Bikram Yoga
We all have heard about the benefits of yoga and pilates, and all the stars who endorse it (Meg Ryan, Bianca Jagger, Nick Cage, Gwnyeth Paltrow, Cameron Diaz, Christy Turlington just to name a few). Bikram yoga is the newest celebrity craze. Bikram yoga is similar to normal yoga, however it?s held in a heated room. The warm room allows for increased flexibility, minimises muscle strain, cleanses the body of toxins and works deep into your muscles to change your body from the inside out. It is a demanding 26 pose (asana) series which are designed to work through each part of the body. Jessica Simpson, Shirley McClain, Raquel Welch, Madonna, and Michael Jackson are all Bikram Yoga fans. For additional information, visit www.bikram.com.au.

For a body like Elle’s, take a walk
Pound the pavement
Many of the stars just love a good old fashioned run or walk for their workout. Sarah Jessica Parker keeps her body lithe by going for a walk a few times a week. Elle MacPherson, Nicole Kidman, Gwyneth Paltrow and JLo have all been seen jogging or walking to keep fit. No wonder why ? exercise is one of the best physical activities for people of all ages. It tones the body muscle groups and keeps the body flexible. The foot, leg, stomach and hip muscles and many of the back muscles actively support the weight of the upper part of the body, while the shoulder and neck muscles work harder to hold your head erect as you stride along briskly for a fitness walk. In order for walking or running to have any effect, you need to exercise for at least 45 minutes, 3 times a week.

Smoke free and beautiful Sarah O’Hare
Quitting Smoking
Ok quitting smoking isn?t exactly a form of exercise, but it has many similarities – it?s damn hard work but ultimately it?s going to be great for your body. Many of the stars are gradually realising that smoking isn?t cool. Christy Turlington, Sarah O?Hare, Ted Danson, Sean Penn, and Rob Reiner all are avid opponents to smoking. The theme of this year?s World No Tobacco day on 31 May is “Tobacco-Free Film and Fashion?. The intent is to raise awareness of the dangers of tobacco use and heighten concern about the depiction of tobacco use in film and fashion. For information, check out Health NSW or Cancer Institute.

Australian journalist Kathy Buchanan has written a great book, ?Quit for Chicks?. This is the quit-smoking guide for the modern woman with a busy schedule and a life to lead. It addresses the difficulties and quandaries you will face when you give up: what’s in it for me, will I put on weight, what will happen to my social life, and most importantly how do I stop?

Quit for Chicks
Kathy Buchanan
RRP $9.95 but only $8.96 if you buy from the SheSaid bookshop

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