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

From Katherine's back-building workout to Queen Latifah's healthy philosophy, get the scoop on how to look fab like the stars

01 of 05

PUT YOUR BACK INTO IT

PUT YOUR BACK INTO IT
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What s the secret to Katherine Heigl’s killer beach body? “Katie does 20 minutes of working out with kettlebells two to three times a week,” says her trainer Missy Beaver. Swinging the cast-iron weights helps “establish long, lean muscles.” Another way to achieve a toned torso? Doing dumbbell back rows and tricep extensions, which “help with improving your posture, lifting your boobs up,” says Harley Pasternak, who’s trained the actress in the past. Try these muscle-maximizing exercises to look your personal best! – Vicki Sheff-Cahan and Amy Elisa Keith

02 of 05

LOSE WEIGHT THE HEALTHY WAY

LOSE WEIGHT THE HEALTHY WAY
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When Queen Latifah became a Jenny Craig spokeswoman, her goal was losing 5 percent to 10 percent of her body weight – “[not] about me getting skinny,” she says. Besides following the diet program, the singer-actress hit the gym five to seven days a week and alternated between the treadmill and elliptical machine. “[People] tell me how their daughters are inspired by the way I carry myself and not be a size 2,” she says. Achieve your healthiest weight with Health.com’s plan! – Christina Tapper

03 of 05

CREATE A PEACEFUL SPACE

CREATE A PEACEFUL SPACE
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Your home is your haven, so make it as peaceful as possible. Get how-to ideas from Altar Your Space: A Guide to the Restorative Home, which gives tips on making your own inner sanctum relaxing. Jeremy Piven and Sharon Stone are among the famous fans of the book by Jagatjoti Khalsa, the owner of L.A. furniture mecca Tara Home. Get more ideas for de-stressing your environment through the use of color. – Maureen Harrington

04 of 05

BE QUICK ABOUT IT

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John Mayer keeps his workouts high in energy and low on time. “He’s not a gym rat so we get him in and out really quickly,” says trainer Harley Pasternak. Mayer’s lean muscles owe it all to Pasternak’s 5-Factor Diet and Fitness Program – a multi-phase workout including upper body, lower body, abs, cardio and cooldown. The best part? His circuit can be completed in as little as 25 minutes. Want a trimmed-down – but still effective – workout? Read about Health.com’s fast-track plan. – Amy Elisa Keith

05 of 05

CURB YOUR SWEET TOOTH

CURB YOUR SWEET TOOTH
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When girlfriend Nicole Richie was pregnant with now-5-month-old daughter Harlow, “I was eating whatever she ate: pasta, pizza,” says Joel Madden. Since then, the rocker has cut back on alcohol, cigarettes and sweets to get in shape and “be active with my child.” Exercising and eating more balanced meals so far has resulted in a 10-lb. drop. “I still have a weakness for cookies and cake,” he admits. “[But] I try to stay way from a lot of sugar.” Go to Health.com” for more healthy eating ideas! – Jessica Herndon

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