The Fit 5: Tips to Feel (and Look) Like a Star!
GRAB THE 'POWER'
What’s the secret to Beyoncé’s video-ready body? Trainer Marco Borges’s “power moves,” a regimen using several muscle groups simultaneously. “You could perform three different exercises using machines but not have the benefits of one compound move, like a reverse lunge shoulder press. It works all the same muscles and the core,” explains Borges, whose book Power Moves: The 4 Motions to Transform Your Body for Life details his tricks of the trade. And get in gear with Health.com’s 20-minute strength workout! – Serena Kappes
VOTE FOR VEGANISM
Ten months ago, Ellen DeGeneres and wife Portia de Rossi went vegan. “It just feels like a more compassionate choice,” says de Rossi about deciding to completely stop eating meat products, including dairy. “We’re animal lovers, and it just stopped short of cows and chickens somehow. It didn’t make any sense.” And de Rossi says they’ve felt great since shifting their diet. “[Ellen’s] body really responded well to it, and she looks amazing. We’re just both happy.” Get a taste of veganism with Health.com’s recipes! – Serena Kappes and Scott Huver
TAKE CONTROL OF DIABETES
Fitness guru Kathy Smith is helping people battling type 2 diabetes with her new nutrition and exercise program Kathy Smith’s Project: You! Type 2 (three payments of $39.95). The program, which includes exercise DVDs, a 12-week workout guide, cookbook and fitness-and-food journal, will get you moving and eating right to help manage diabetes and reduce risks for complications. Plus, a portion of the proceeds goes to the American Diabetes Association. Learn more about thriving with diabetes on Health.com! – Karen J. Quan
If you envy Jessica Biel’s buff arms, give her trainer John Walsh’s push-ups a try! “When I say this is a must-do exercise, most women look at me like I’m crazy,” he admits to Health magazine. “But everybody I train ends up doing push-ups at some point because they are so beneficial. They help you get incredible arms!” Get a step-by-step guide to doing them along with the exercises that have celebrities – including Jennifer Aniston and Halle Berry – in tip-top shape on Health.com!
When it comes to aging, Jenna Fischer wants to do it naturally – without plastic surgery or skin tweaks. “I’m very curious about what I’ll look like when I’m older, about how I am meant to look,” The Office star tells Health. “I’m starting to look like my mother more and more. One day she will pass away, and I want to be reminded of her when I see my own face.”