The Fit 5: Tips to Feel (and Look) Like a Star!
DO THE RIGHT THINGS
Cindy Crawford, who turned 43 on Feb. 20, says “doing the right things” helps keep her youthful. “I don’t smoke, I exercise, but I’ve been exercising for 20 years – I didn’t start when I was 40,” she explains. “It’s never too late.” Yet the former supermodel admits that she’s no longer quite ready for the runway. “Time marches on … so you just suck it in a little more and tuck it in a little more and hope nobody notices!” Learn how to be fit at any age on Health.com! – Jenny Sundel
TAKE A 'HINT'
Victoria Beckham and Blake Lively stay hydrated with Hint Essence Water, a beverage accented with natural fruit flavors. Posh has been spotted drinking Hint at her sons’ soccer games and the Gossip Girl star has sipped the Pomegranate-Tangerine flavor on set. The zero-calorie beverage comes in 13 varieties (including Hibiscus Vanilla and Mango-Grapefruit) and – even better – doesn’t contain artificial sweeteners or preservatives. Read Health.com for more about how water and other slim-down tricks can help you look great! – Kristen Mascia
NEVER SAY 'DIET'
Lori Loughlin doesn’t like to let the word “diet” enter her vocabulary. “The minute I tell myself I’m on a diet, I want to eat everything in front of me – I’m starving! It’s more about portion control and cutting out foods that have a lot of fat,” the 90210 star tells Health magazine. And to stay energized while shooting her CW show, the actress snacks on almonds or an apple. “There may be tempting dessert there, but I know if I eat that, I’ll be exhausted afterward.”
COMMIT TO FITNESS
If working out always ends being the last priority on your to-do list, try making a firm date with yourself. “Schedule your workouts just like any other important appointment,” recommends celeb trainer Jeanette Jenkins, who’s worked with Queen Latifah and Carmen Electra. And to make sure you’ll stick to your plan, enlist a pal. “Be accountable to a workout buddy,” adds Jenkins. Go to Health.com for other ways to stay active. – Serena Kappes
CLEAR YOUR HEAD
The benefits of exercise are much more than physical for Friday Night Lights star Minka Kelly. “I do a lot of running, which I enjoy for mental reasons too,” she tells Health magazine. “I’ll be really frazzled and run for 30 minutes, and everything sort of seems clear again.” And her focus is feeling strong – not reaching a target weight. “It’s about taking care of myself, as opposed to wanting to look a certain way. I don’t really ever stand on a scale.”