In this month's issue of 'InStyle,' actress Jennifer Aniston gives you her best tricks for diet and exercise.
Jennifer Aniston, 43, was awarded the Fitness magazine's "most wanted body" of 2011, and for good reasons : she's famous for her fit body, with glowing skin and iconic hair.
So what does keep Jennifer Aniston's body so amazing ? An intensive workout routine, and a good diet which allows some fun sometimes !
Regarding her workout, she reveals she hit the gym pretty often :
"I work out almost every day, at least five or six days a week. I do 40 minutes of cardio: spinning, running, the elliptical, or a combination of all three."
Aniston also says she does one day of pilates per week, and yoga three days a week, while constantly trying to mix up her routine. Which is important, because nothing's worse than a boring routine. And in terms of efficiency, if you start on a boring routine, the chances that you will give up on the way are much higher. So mixing and changing all the time, as well as making it a game, are some key success that you should keep in mind !
Regarding her diet, Jennifer Aniston says :
"Most of the time I eat things like salmon or other fish, quinoa, lentils, and green vegetables. I also take liquid fish oil and resveratrol, which is supposed to be good for your heart."
So even if six gym session a week is too much for your schedule - which might be the case if you have long work hours of many children to take care of, Aniston's routine can still be inspiration for you.
In a nutshell, here are the key factors :
1. Strength train. Too often women skip strength because they're afraid of looking bulky, but studies show that strength trainingcan increase muscle tone, help you burn more calories, boost bone health, and more. Add strength training, whether it's with Pilates, free weights, resistance bands or another method, to your routine at least twice per week.
2. Workout on-the-go. If a busy celeb like Aniston can squeeze in a few anywhere, anytime workouts, surely you can do, too. Follow her lead and add a few equipment-free exercises, such as stretches, crunches, squats, lunges, or yoga, to your morning or evening routine.
3. Go fish. Diets full of omega-3 products like fish help control weight, improve your skin and hair, help your heart health and more. Studies show eating fish just once or twice a week can be enough to reap the benefits. If you don't eat fish, consider taking an omega-3 supplement to your diet.
4. Splurge -- guilt-free. Aniston's not shy about occasionally eating the foods she loves (like guacamole), and then getting back on track with her healthy diet the next day. If it's a special occasion, go ahead and have dessert without beating yourself up about it -- just renew your commitment to a healthy diet and exercise when you're finished.