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

From Cameron Diaz's surefire arm workout to Melissa Joan Hart's bikini transformation, get the scoop on how to look fab like the stars

01 of 05

ARM YOURSELF

ARM YOURSELF
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To get her ultra-toned arms, Cameron Diaz works with trainer Teddy Bass. Looking to get your own guns of steel? Bass recommends a three-step arm workout: reverse flies (15-20 reps done by stepping into a lunge and raising arms parallel to shoulders), tricep kickbacks (10 reps per arm done in a lunge, leaning forward with a flat back and extending weights behind close to the elbows) and 15-20 reps of bicep curls. “Arms shape up faster than any other body part. You’ll see changes after two to three weeks!” says Bass. Get another sexy-arm workout on Health.com! – Archana Ram

02 of 05

WRITE IT DOWN

WRITE IT DOWN
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Melissa Joan Hart was “horrified” when her post-pregnancy body was the subject of cruel Internet attacks after she gave birth to sons Mason, 3, and Braydon, 14 months. But they also motivated her into reclaiming her slim shape. Now 42 lbs. lighter and back in a bikini, the actress underwent her transformation by hitting the gym three times a week with a trainer and working with a nutritionist. And Hart now keeps a food journal, ensuring that she makes healthy choices. “I feel amazing!” she says. “I wanted to prove to myself that I could do it.” Find out about the benefits of keeping a food diary on Health.com. – Ulrica Wihlborg

03 of 05

GET TO THE POINT

GET TO THE POINT
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To decompress from her busy life, Sarah Chalke seeks out a treatment that’s more than skin deep. “I do acupuncture once a week. I’ve been doing that for two years and I just love it,” the actress tells Health magazine. “I find it’s such an amazing way to reduce stress. You go in for one thing and you cure six other things.” Another simple way to soothe herself? “I love chamomile tea,” she says. “My grandmother thought it was a cure-all – for when you’re sick or your stomach is upset or you have an earache. Tazo Calm is the best!”

04 of 05

GO THE NATURAL ROUTE

GO THE NATURAL ROUTE
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After years of staying svelte with the help of diet pills and supplements, Natasha Henstridge is now embracing her curvier body. “People glamorize [pills] because you’re thinner,” she says. “But you’re doing something that’s damaging and unhealthy.” Now the actress stays in shape with treadmill workouts and weight training at Pulse Fitness in Sherman Oaks, Calif., and even indulges in trapeze classes at the Santa Monica pier. “It is hard – a lot harder than it looks,” she says. Learn the myths and facts about weight-loss supplements on Health.com! – Amy Elisa Keith

05 of 05

GIVE YOURSELF A BREAK

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Five months after giving birth to third daughter Emery, Angie Harmon isn’t rushing to return to a hardcore exercise routine. “I’m not going to go get on a treadmill when I’ve got two little girls out in the swimming pool and they want me to swim with them,” she says. Besides swimming, biking and hiking with her kids, everyday mommy activities help keep the actress fit. “It’s not like I can walk around with weights,” she says, “so I just carry around one of the girls!” Find out how you can shape up with your little ones on Health.com! – Katherine Kluznik Rentmeester

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