Looking for a new way to lose weight? Want to look like your favorite celebrities? Here are the seven best health and fitness tips, endorsed by everyone from Lady Gaga to Jessica Biel to Cameron Diaz, on how to feel and look your best!
Gwyneth Paltrow, actress, founder of Goop, and socialite, has a rather unusual take on her health: rather than prioritizing a diet or exercise, she prioritizes sleep, something that we could all use more of! In a 2016 interview with Daily Mail, she talked about how she focuses on getting her seven, eight, and ten hours of sleep per night. Rest does play a huge role in our health and fitness: it helps regulate your appetite, keeps your thyroid healthy, and keep your hormones in check!
Kim Kardashian, famous for her washboard stomach and toned muscles, works out for an hour and a half, six days a week, at 6 a.m! Exercising consistently keeps your bones healthy, weight down, and your arteries clear. While you don’t have to work out for six days a week early in the morning as Kim Kardashian does, even working out three days a week, at the same or similar times, can do wonders for your health!
Water, Water, Water
Cameron Diaz says that her number one tip for fitness is drinking plenty and plenty of water! Staying hydrated is a great way to feel full, have healthy skin, and have increased energy. Water is your best bet to stay hydrated, but sipping on coconut water, sports drinks, and herbal teas, or eating fruits and vegetables can help, too!
Pilates classes performed on a reformer machine are a fitness favorite of actress Kate Hudson and model Miranda Kerr. Pilates famously works against resistance to train your body, with particular emphasis placed on your thighs, butt, and lower back. Pilates on a reformer machine is a bit more difficult but can lead to a handful of long-term health implications if done incorrectly. Beginners might want to try a mat class before jumping into reformer Pilates, but calisthenics veterans might want to give a reformer class a try!
Kerr and Hudson join the ranks of other famous yogis, like the Duchess of Sussex Meghan Markle, Lady Gaga, Reese Witherspoon, and other celebrities! Yoga can be a great way to manage stress, become more flexible, lose weight, balance your metabolism, and other benefits. Yoga is a great coping tool for stressful situations and can be a great way to manage muscle strain associated with stress.
Focus on the Small Things
Miranda Kerr and Jessica Biel have more in common than just a successful modeling career: they also like to walk their dogs as part of their fitness routine: proving that the little things matter. All fitness levels can enjoy time spent outside with their pups. Although this doesn’t strike many as exercise, getting out to see the sun with your dogs in tow can be great for your physical and mental health!
Self-Love: Journaling and Mindfulness
Kate Hudson, actress and mother, talked with Self about her mental and physical habits: and the results might surprise you. A lot of her health tips involved journaling, having a strong support system, and learning to embrace change. While many envision health as being physical health, stories like Hudson’s have started to shift the focus of health to a more holistic practice.