Dwayne Johnson offers up post-pandemic workout advice

Dwayne Johnson has shared his best workout tips for fans wanting to get back into training as soon as gyms begin to reopen.The Jumanji: The Next Level star, who has been exercising daily in his state-of-the-art gym at his sprawling home during the Covi…

Dwayne Johnson has shared his best workout tips for fans wanting to get back into training as soon as gyms begin to reopen.

The Jumanji: The Next Level star, who has been exercising daily in his state-of-the-art gym at his sprawling home during the Covid-19 lockdown, recently took to Instagram to give his followers some valuable advice.

Johnson began the video with words of encouragement, before insisting people need to have a clear workout plan in mind before they start exercise sessions once again.

“I do have a little bit of advice for you guys. I want to start off with: Have a plan. Make a decision. Have real clarity and be decisive,” he stated. “Then make your move, get out there and go, go train. Take that first step, that first step comes with that first rep. In order to complete that first rep, you gotta get out, you gotta make a decision and you gotta get to the gym.”

Johnson then told his 186 million followers to “be smart” and make sure they’re staying safe by washing their hands and wiping down machines as much as possible in order to prevent the spread of the contagious virus.

“The other critical part to this advice is you wanna be smart. Be smart about when you get back into the gym. That’s why I said have a plan. You know your gym’s layout and also you know your gym,” the 48-year-old said. “So, if your gym was a s**thole before the pandemic, you wanna make sure that you go back cautiously… if your gym was a gym I love to train in, those sweathog gyms, you want to be cautious… We gotta make sure you guys are protected when you get back to the gym.”

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Tess Holliday: ‘People can’t look past my size’

Tess Holliday struggles to be heard when she’s discussing gaining or losing weight because people “can’t see past” her size.The model was frustrated when she began hearing other social media influencers complain about putting on weight during the coron…

Tess Holliday struggles to be heard when she’s discussing gaining or losing weight because people “can’t see past” her size.

The model was frustrated when she began hearing other social media influencers complain about putting on weight during the coronavirus lockdown, and took to Instagram to vent her concerns in a video back in March.

However, Tess has now admitted she didn’t feel like she was being taken seriously when discussing diets and healthy eating habits because of her size.

“The first week we were in quarantine, I posted a funny video being like, ‘I’m so tired of hearing people complain about the weight that they might gain. Who cares? We’re in an actual pandemic.’ And that’s still how I feel,” she told Self magazine. “I’m in an interesting position because I know that I am fat, I know that I am larger than what people consider acceptably plus-size, so when people see someone that looks like me – that is my size – talking about loving yourself and it being fatphobic, people can’t look past my size.”

Elsewhere in the interview, the 34-year-old, real name Ryann Maegen Hoven, opened up about taking care of her mental health while in self-isolation at her home in Los Angeles with her three-year-old son Bowie.

“I try to create a checklist each day of things that I need to do. Some of that is work, some of it is personal goals,” Tess explained. “I’ve been journaling. I have been spending time with my little one outside… I’m also taking time for myself before I go to bed.”

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Kourtney Kardashian ‘surprised’ by positive reaction to stretch mark photo

Kourtney Kardashian was stunned by the positive reaction she received after sharing a photo of her stretch marks on social media.The reality TV star posted a picture on Instagram of her posing on the back of a yacht while on vacation in August, with he…

Kourtney Kardashian was stunned by the positive reaction she received after sharing a photo of her stretch marks on social media.

The reality TV star posted a picture on Instagram of her posing on the back of a yacht while on vacation in August, with her high-cut black swimsuit revealing a series of small stretch marks on her hips.

“Thank you so much for not editing out your stretch marks!!” one user exclaimed in the comments on the post, to which the mother-of-three replied: “I love my stripes.”

And in a new cover interview with Health magazine, Kourtney confessed she was shocked by the overwhelmingly positive reaction to her body.

“I was surprised by that. I’ve had stretch marks since eighth or ninth grade on the side of my booty. I never cared about them – I like them!” she laughed.

The Keeping Up with the Kardashians star also opened up about her workout regime, and said since having her three children – Mason, 10, seven-year-old Penelope, and Reign, five – her gym sessions are now all about maintenance.

“As far as my workouts, I feel really good. I notice better results when I mix it up between trainers or do boxing, so I don’t get burned-out or bored. I’ve also made an effort to get into skincare. I put on a serum every day right out of the shower, under my lotion,” the 40-year-old shared.

Elsewhere in the interview, the Poosh founder revealed that she scolds members of her famous family whenever she finds troublesome items in their fridges.

“I say, ‘OK, guys, what’s it going to take for everyone to stop using plastic water bottles?’ I’ve pretty much gotten everyone switched over to boxed water or glass. But when I go to my family’s houses and I see nonorganic milk or fruit or vegetables, it really bothers me,” Kourtney insisted.

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Kourtney Kardashian no longer concentrates on calorie counting

Kourtney Kardashian no longer concentrates on calorie counting after spending her younger years focused on appearing thin.In a new interview with Health magazine, the reality TV star discussed her decision to embrace clean living and organic produce, a…

Kourtney Kardashian no longer concentrates on calorie counting after spending her younger years focused on appearing thin.

In a new interview with Health magazine, the reality TV star discussed her decision to embrace clean living and organic produce, as well as her regrets over not doing her research into what was best for her body when she was a teenager.

“I grew up in that super-skinny era. ‘Fat-free’ and calorie counting was the thing,” she told the publication. “I don’t even think about those things anymore. No one cared about carbs; it was just (about) no fat. I didn’t know what was healthy or not healthy growing up.”

Now, Kourtney abides by a gluten and dairy-free eating plan. She also switches up her organic diet to the low-carb, high-fat ketogenic diet to keep her figure trim.

“My skin is very sensitive, and if I eat dairy, it affects it,” the mother-of-three shared. “I love doing a keto diet, though I’m not doing it now. I noticed my body change for the better. I (also) love intermittent fasting. I try to do that all the time. Sometimes if I’ve had a normal day of eating and I’m pretty full, instead of having dinner, I’ll have some bone broth, especially if I’m not feeling well or starting to get sick.”

While Kourtney’s keen a holistic lifestyle and often scolds members of her famous family for having non-organic produce in their fridges, the 40-year-old also confessed that she indulges in sweet treats and junk food every now and then.

“My mom has a good pantry in Palm Springs filled with Cheetos and Oreos and lots of junk foods. I definitely treat myself. And (recently) Kim and I did a road trip, and we stopped at a gas station and raided it – Funyuns, mini doughnuts, Chex Mix,” she commented, before noting that she doesn’t like sugary drinks. “I would never open a can of soda. That’s just not where I would cheat.”

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Chelsea Handler candidly discusses ‘terrible relationship’ with food

Chelsea Handler has had a “terrible relationship” with food for as long as she can remember.The comedy star has candidly discussed her health and wellbeing in a new interview with Health magazine, and during the chat, and revealed that when she moved t…

Chelsea Handler has had a “terrible relationship” with food for as long as she can remember.

The comedy star has candidly discussed her health and wellbeing in a new interview with Health magazine, and during the chat, and revealed that when she moved to Los Angeles to start her career in her early 20s, she developed an obsession with staying in shape.

“I’ve had a terrible relationship with food. I eat chocolate in the middle of the night. I’m awful. I stand in my kitchen at my refrigerator and eat out of the fridge. I had terrible examples of eating growing up,” Chelsea explained, adding that her mother used to make huge batches of macaroni and cheese for a snack.

“I was all out of sorts when I moved to Los Angeles. I’ve basically experimented with every eating disorder there is. I never stuck to anything, which is the good thing about me not sticking to anything – I never see anything through. It’s tough being a woman.”

The Chelsea Lately star also opened up on her tumultuous relationship with alcohol, and while she’s not teetotal, she told the publication that she has cut down and gained control.

“I used to drink all the time. I thought I could handle my alcohol, but I didn’t realise how much your body and your life changes when it’s not in your life every day,” the 44-year-old shared.

And Chelsea was impressed with her new-found figure once she took a break from the booze.

“It’s nice to wake up with clarity and to take a break from the bloat. I didn’t think I was bloated until I didn’t drink for a few weeks. Then I was like, ‘Whoa, look at my cheekbones and my abs,'” she laughed.

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Miranda Lambert finally in a ‘comfortable place’ with her weight

Miranda Lambert has finally reached a “comfortable place” with her weight after years of struggling with her body image.The 36-year-old singer opened up about her diet and exercise regime during a cover interview with Health magazine and admitted she’s…

Miranda Lambert has finally reached a “comfortable place” with her weight after years of struggling with her body image.

The 36-year-old singer opened up about her diet and exercise regime during a cover interview with Health magazine and admitted she’s only recently come to accept her looks.

“I’ve been all sizes. My whole life, I’ve struggled with ups and downs in weight,” she said. “I’m only 5’4″ so weight shows quickly on me. I’ve hit a comfortable place; this is pretty much my size. I’m a size six (U.K. size 10), give or take five pounds, depending on the day.

“It’s so good to find your place. I don’t like being onstage worrying about my body. That’s the last thing I want to be thinking about. I don’t give my best performance when I’m distracted by my insecurities.”

The Little Red Wagon star added that it was a fan who inspired her to adopt a new outlook when it comes to her appearance.

“There was a time when I wasn’t happy about the way I looked – but I was happy about where I was in my career, so I was like, ‘I’ll worry about that later,'” she explained. “I had a girl come up to me. She was probably my size and age, and she said, ‘I want you to know I threw my scale away because of you, because you’re so confident. I realised my weight is not in a scale; it’s in how I feel about myself.’ That gave me confidence to be like, ‘Whatever state you’re in, you’ve gotta rock it.'”

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Kate Upton baffled by ‘fat’ jibes during early days of career

Kate Upton was left hurt and confused when critics described her as “fat” in the early days of her career.The model remains one of the most sought-after names in the fashion industry, having previously landed campaigns for the likes of Victoria’s Secre…

Kate Upton was left hurt and confused when critics described her as “fat” in the early days of her career.

The model remains one of the most sought-after names in the fashion industry, having previously landed campaigns for the likes of Victoria’s Secret, Bobbi Brown, and David Yurman.

However, in a recent interview on The Kelly Clarkson Show, Kate opened up about how baffled she was when people criticised her famously curvy figure when she was starting out in the business.

“When it was first happening, obviously it was really hard ’cause I was like, ‘I work out all the time, why is everyone calling me fat?'” she reflected.

But Kate went on to explain that she has noticed a major shift towards inclusivity by fashion leaders in recent years.

“Now, the conversation has completely changed. People are like, ‘What when did people say that?’ And that shows how the industry is changing, our voice matters, and things can change – we mean something.”

Elsewhere in the chat, Kate spoke about her decision to pose in an unretouched photoshoot for the September 2019 issue of Health magazine, and she noted that it was particularly important for her to show her real body, especially as she welcomed daughter Genevieve with her husband Justin Verlander just under a year ago.

“We’re on Instagram all the time – we see people Photoshopping everything. (I’m like), ‘When does it end?’ When you’re scrolling on Instagram, you constantly compare yourself to these other people. And for me, I wanted to take a step back and show a real moment of someone who actually six months postpartum, not being Photoshopped, and be that real person and real influence for other people,” the 27-year-old asserted.

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Kate Upton makes body positivity statement with unretouched photoshoot

Kate Upton has made a body positivity statement by posing for an unretouched photoshoot in Health magazine.The 27-year-old model, who appears on the cover of the September issue, insisted that the photoshoot be unedited because she wanted to be an exam…

Kate Upton has made a body positivity statement by posing for an unretouched photoshoot in Health magazine.

The 27-year-old model, who appears on the cover of the September issue, insisted that the photoshoot be unedited because she wanted to be an example to other women who were feeling under pressure to conform to the filtered photos on social media.

“When you think about it, we have retouching everywhere now – and we don’t even know it,” Upton told the magazine. “People are staging Instagram shots and retouching those pictures. That’s the new norm. And then we believe that’s how people actually look, and think we should look that way too.

“So, for me, doing an unretouched shoot is a step toward embracing real life. The goal should be to be the best you can be – not try to look like someone else.”

The Sports Illustrated model, who welcomed daughter Genevieve in November, confessed she has much more confidence and love for her body than she did when she first started modelling.

“When I first started modelling, everything was about your measurements and what you fit into,” Upton explained. “It would be like, ‘Oh, you don’t fit into those jeans.’ You’re shamed. And that’s why it took me a longer time to get to a healthier place. That’s why it’s important for me to push out this different mindset.

“I don’t want anyone to have to be in that negative space where they think, ‘Oh, no! I don’t fit into that size 2 dress.’ You know what, who cares? Buy another one!”

Elsewhere in the interview, the model said she makes sure she fits in a workout at some point during the day to help with her mental wellbeing.

“I find that if I am in a good mental space, I don’t let the bulls**t and criticism get to me,” she shared.

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Forever 21 apologises for sending diet bars with plus-size clothing orders

Executives at Forever 21 have apologised for sending diet bars with plus-size clothing orders.In recent days, a number of unimpressed customers have taken to Twitter to share their concern over receiving a sample Atkins Lemon snack bar with their order…

Executives at Forever 21 have apologised for sending diet bars with plus-size clothing orders.

In recent days, a number of unimpressed customers have taken to Twitter to share their concern over receiving a sample Atkins Lemon snack bar with their order, with many noting that they had purchased plus-size clothing online.

Critics accused the label of appearing to body-shame customers, and on Tuesday, bosses issued a statement apologising for any offence caused by the promotion.

“From time to time, Forever 21 surprises our customers with free test products from third parties in their e-commerce orders,” they said. “The freebie items in question were included in all online orders, across all sizes and categories, for a limited time and have since been removed. This was an oversight on our part and we sincerely apologise for any offense this may have caused to our customers, as this was not our intention in any way.”

While the Atkins Lemon bar is not labelled as a weight loss product, the company is known for the Atkins diet, a low-carbohydrate eating plan devised by Dr. Robert Atkins.

In light of the feedback, a representative for the Atkins brand also released a statement and claimed that the company was “focused on a lifestyle nutritional approach where everyone can benefit from overall health and wellbeing.”

However, it seems that bosses at Forever 21 are going to have to do some serious damage control, as several customers have used social media to express their anger at receiving the free bar.

One user commented, “@Forever21 why are you sending out Atkins bars with your plus-size orders? It’s hella fatphobic, insensitive, and harmful to everyone involved. Diet culture continues to thrive because of companies like you who ‘subtly’ shove it down people’s throats. please address this,” while another added: “Apparently @Forever21 sends out Atkins bars with all of its orders, which sends a wildly dangerous message to ALL of its customers. Not only is it fatshaming, it could also trigger people of all sizes who have EDs (eating disorders). This is as dangerous as it is inappropriate.”

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Naomi Campbell finds grocery shopping to be ‘therapeutic’

Naomi Campbell insists on doing her own grocery shopping as she finds the process “therapeutic”.Last month, the British supermodel hit headlines when she opened up about her unusual eating habits and claimed that she can go for days without consuming a…

Naomi Campbell insists on doing her own grocery shopping as she finds the process “therapeutic”.

Last month, the British supermodel hit headlines when she opened up about her unusual eating habits and claimed that she can go for days without consuming any food in a TV interview.

However, in a new video for her YouTube channel, Naomi has given followers a glimpse into her diet by showing them how she shops for groceries at Whole Foods Market.

“I need to do my own groceries. I can’t order them online,” she stated to the camera. “I need to choose my own fruit in case they come bruised. I need to see it for my own eyes. I find grocery shopping therapeutic but today I am in a bit of a rush.”

As Naomi zoomed around the store, stopping to pose for selfies with fans, she went on to explain that she has had to drastically alter her diet in recent months for health reasons. Specifically, she now avoids foods containing gluten, wheat or dairy.

“As you get older, your system changes. I found out in January, no gluten, no wheat, no dairy. I’m like, ‘What the f**k am I going to eat?'” the 49-year-old sighed. “All my comfort food just went down the drain and I’m sad, ’cause that’s the kind of things I like to munch on at night when I get back from work or an event and I want to watch c**ppy TV, like everybody else in the world. Love a little munchy on something, carbohydrates for sure… a little comfort food. And now, it’s just been stripped out of my life.”

During the shopping trip, Naomi purchased lots of fruits, including Japanese pears, grapes, peaches, and mandarins, as well as basil, spicy olives, raisins, cashews, walnuts, and coconut yoghurt.

But she did note that she still struggles with cravings for sweets.

“Now that I’ve stopped smoking, I tend to want to pick up candy. I need to eat more fruit and not candy,” she smiled. “I still like candy, yes, and I still like chocolate, but I find that the chocolate gives me a tummy ache, so I’ve had to cut down on that.”

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