The Fit 5: Tips to Feel (and Look) Like a Star!

From Brooke Shields's faux-tanning advice to Beyoncé's music-inspired workouts, get the scoop on how to look fab like the stars

01 of 05

BE A FAKER

BE A FAKER
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When Brooke Shields discovered a precancerous spot on her face recently, it was a wake-up call for the former sun worshiper. Even though she stopped actively tanning a decade ago, the health scare made her realize “how dangerous [the sun] really can be.” Now the actress – who’s the spokeswoman for Coppertone’s new NutraShield beauty line – happily fakes her radiant look. “The invention of spray tans and self-tanning gave me the opportunity to still get a glow without damaging my skin.” – Alexis Chiu

02 of 05

GET IN THE GROOVE

GET IN THE GROOVE
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It’s not surprising that music drives Beyoncé’s fitness routine. “I’ll put on a song that I really like and do [biceps curls with] 5-lb. weights the whole song,” the singer, who’s currently on her “I AM …” world tour, tells Self magazine. Another upper-body trick? She’ll box for the length of one track using 3-lb. weights. Does music move you, too? Find other ways to rev up your routine on Health.com!

03 of 05

LOVE YOUR CURVES

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Mandy Moore stays balanced by eating “colorful foods” (namely, fruits and vegetables), getting acupuncture and exercising regularly, but she doesn’t get hung up on dieting. In fact, the singer – who recently released her new album, Amanda Leighembraces her womanly curves. “I appreciate when there are other women out there who are beautiful and aren’t, you know, a pound,” says Moore. “I feel lucky that I don’t feel pressure … to have my whole life be controlled by whether I fit into a certain size.” Learn seven strategies to love the way you look on Health.com! – Alexis Chiu

04 of 05

GET YOUR ZZZ'S

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While exercise keeps your body in balance, sleep helps give you the energy to keep going. Six-time Ironman Triathlon winner Mark Allen and shaman Brant Secunda, who studied in the Huichol Indian tradition of Mexico, write in their book Fit Soul, Fit Body that the key to a “deep and regenerative” slumber is avoiding excessive alcohol consumption, which can disrupt your zzz’s by causing “a hormone to be released in the middle of the night.” Find out what could be keeping you from getting your beauty rest on Health.com. – Thailan Pham

05 of 05

AIM FOR A GOAL

AIM FOR A GOAL
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Having a specific goal in mind is what gets Jessica Alba through her workouts. “Just like everyone, some days she enjoys it, other days it’s a chore,” says trainer Ramona Braganza, who did her 321 Baby Bulge Be Gone program (strength training, cardio intervals and ab work) with Alba four days a week after she gave birth to 11-month-old daughter Honor Marie. “We focus on burning a certain number of calories. Jess would average 500. And once the weight starts coming off, it’s much more fun!” Get inspired to reach your fitness goals with Health.com’s get-motivated guide! – Charlotte Triggs

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