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BE FAB BY 'FRIDAY'
She’s defended her curvy figure – and now Kim Kardashian is hoping to help other people achieve body happiness with her new exercise video Fit In Your Jeans By Friday. “This workout is challenging but fun,” says the reality star about her video series ($40), which targets the core, abs and butt. “I just hope that my DVD can be the jumpstart that people need to get motivated and healthy!” Get more fitness DVD ideas on Health.com. – Serena Kappes and Jennifer Garcia
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LAUGH OUT LOUD
For Mariska Hargitay, a good belly laugh really is the best medicine. “Between [my 2-year-old son] August – and the things that come out of that kid’s mouth – my friends, my husband … even my co-star Chris [Meloni], who’s hilarious, I laugh a lot. That, to me, is one of the most life-sustaining things you can do,” the Law & Order: SVU star tells Health magazine. “I really think something healing happens when you have a gut-busting laugh.” Read about the therapeutic power of humor on Health.com.
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GET A LIFT WITH WEIGHTS
After putting on weight for her role in the upcoming movie Nine, Fergie has gotten her body back into shape by doing “pull-ups, push-ups, sit-ups, cardio, hiking, jogging and sprints” with her trainer DB. And the newlywed is kicking up her routine a notch for her summer tour with the Black Eyed Peas. “I’m going to be more disciplined and actually train with weights,” she explains. With her high-energy performances, the singer says “the shows [will] be my cardio.” Take a cue from Fergie and tone up with Health.com’s 30-minute strength workout! – Jessica Herndon
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TAKE A (SALSA) SPIN
Laura Harring swears by salsa dancing for a workout that doesn’t even feel like exercise. “You feel very sexy, your heart rate goes high, and you don’t even realize it because you’re dancing and you’re concentrating so much,” explains the actress. “And before you know it, two hours have passed, you probably burned the chocolate cake and pizza you ate and it makes you feel full of life.” In fact, a 130-lb. woman can burn almost 350 calories per hour of boogying. Find out other perks of putting on your dancing shoes on Health.com! – Serena Kappes and Christina Yoon
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SAVOR YOUR SOY
Julianne Moore is a huge fan of incorporating soy into her diet. “It’s easy to eat. It’s easy to cook with. It’s environmentally friendly, and it’s something that’s easy on our world,” says the actress. And the fact that protein-packed food – which is known for its heart-healthy benefits – is so versatile makes it easy to change up her menu. “A little soybean can be made into tofu and edamame and soy milk.” Learn more about soy – and get some tasty recipes! – on Health.com. – Rae Pardini