Felicity Jones doesn’t enjoy working out in a gym

Felicity Jones prefers to exercise outdoors rather than be stuck in a gym.The Theory of Everything actress grew up loving outdoor sports such as tennis and hockey and still prefers to get her fitness fix in the fresh air rather than in a gym. “I’m no…

Felicity Jones prefers to exercise outdoors rather than be stuck in a gym.

The Theory of Everything actress grew up loving outdoor sports such as tennis and hockey and still prefers to get her fitness fix in the fresh air rather than in a gym.

“I’m not terribly good at being stuck in a gym. I prefer long walks and being outside and going for runs,” she told Shape magazine. “I grew up very tomboyish, playing sports with my older brother. I loved hockey, field hockey, netball, and tennis. So, I think it’s become an extension of having that experience of being in nature and not feeling daunted by a challenge.”

The British star was recently challenged by having to learn silk climbing for a new film role. She originally thought it would be “terribly complicated” and was overjoyed when she managed to do it.

“I got an enormous satisfaction when I realised I could do it. I couldn’t think about anything else because I was just thinking about survival, which is weirdly quite relaxing,” the 36-year-old gushed.

Felicity doesn’t abide by a diet, but she believes working out encourages her to focus on eating healthy.

“It’s so connected to fitness: The more fitness you do, the more you have a better, healthier diet,” she explained, before going on to describe the tomato-vegetable soup she makes. “I’ll put in as many vegetables as possible to get a massive vitamin hit. When I’m shooting and the days are long, I try to have dried fruit and snacks like that to keep my energy up. And I think you have to treat yourself sometimes; otherwise, you’ll go crazy.”

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Adriana Lima’s love for boxing inspired Puma collaboration

Adriana Lima’s love for boxing helped inspire her new collaboration with Puma.The Brazilian model recently launched her debut 14-piece activewear line, Club Lima, in collaboration with designers at the German sports brand. Adriana’s collection features…

Adriana Lima’s love for boxing helped inspire her new collaboration with Puma.

The Brazilian model recently launched her debut 14-piece activewear line, Club Lima, in collaboration with designers at the German sports brand. Adriana’s collection features leather-look leggings, oversized jackets, and cropped hoodies.

“I took inspiration from retro boxing, as this sport has been my passion, and chose four of my favourite colours to bring this collection to life: grey, red, black, and white,” she told Shape magazine, adding that she’s been working “tirelessly” with Puma’s team.

The luxe yet affordable collection ranges in price from $35 (£27) for a training top to $130 (£100) for the AL x PUMA LQDCELL Shatter XT training shoe.

Adriana also opened up about her love for boxing and revealed she’d been training for more than two decades.

“I started boxing 20 years ago, and (at the time) it was known only as a male-only sport/workout,” the former Victoria’s Secret model explained. “After two months of training on the mitts, I realised how fast and strong I could be. That was a different form of confidence and that started to build up on me.”

The 38-year-old has been working with former champion boxers for years, and it was fighter Michael Olajide, Jr. that helped her prepare for the Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show just five weeks after giving birth to her second daughter in 2012.

And when asked to name her top piece from her Club Lima collection, the brunette beauty insisted that it had to be the $25 (£19) training gloves.

“I always use them. Not only for weights, but I jump rope with the gloves,” she shared, before adding that the main reason she uses them is to prevent germs from spreading. “So many people are touching everything!”

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Katie Holmes ‘sometimes’ works out with daughter Suri

Katie Holmes “sometimes” works out with her daughter Suri Cruise.The Dawson’s Creek actress has opened up about her daily regime in a cover interview for the December 2019 issue of U.S. Shape magazine, noting she tries to hit the gym four times per wee…

Katie Holmes “sometimes” works out with her daughter Suri Cruise.

The Dawson’s Creek actress has opened up about her daily regime in a cover interview for the December 2019 issue of U.S. Shape magazine, noting she tries to hit the gym four times per week and enjoys spinning, boxing, yoga, and dance-based classes.

However, Katie also shared that she and 13-year-old Suri, whom she shares with ex-husband Tom Cruise, will occasionally exercise together.

“Sometimes I work out with my daughter,” she told the publication. “It just depends on the day. We have our routines, and occasionally they overlap. But I don’t force her to work out with me because I know that’s lame.”

Katie went on to explain that she pushes herself to exercise regularly because it helps her focus on the day ahead. Yet, she tries to make quiet time a priority too.

“I’m a big believer in self-care. It’s better for everybody if you’re taking care of yourself,” the 40-year-old insisted. “Those moments are really worth it. I like to get massages. I also have a favourite daily ritual: I take 20 minutes in the morning to write down a list of the things I’m grateful for and listen to calming music. It’s kind of a meditation.”

Elsewhere in the chat, Katie spoke about her desire to abide by a healthy diet filled with fruit, vegetables, fish, and salad – though she isn’t afraid to indulge from time to time.

“My favourite food is nachos. I love dessert too – cakes, candy. And sometimes a good hot fudge sundae goes a long way,” she smiled.

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Ariel Winter avoids social media comments following awful body shaming

Ariel Winter no longer reads social media comments because she is tired of online trolls criticising her body shape.The Modern Family actress has previously been open about her fluctuating figure, explaining that factors such as medication and exercise…

Ariel Winter no longer reads social media comments because she is tired of online trolls criticising her body shape.

The Modern Family actress has previously been open about her fluctuating figure, explaining that factors such as medication and exercise can have a dramatic effect on her size, and noted that she is often unfairly targeted by critics.

However, in a new interview for Shape.com, Ariel shared that she now avoids looking at the comments on her Instagram posts because it affects her mental health.

“I’ve faced body shaming and cyberbullies for about seven or eight years now that I’ve been in the spotlight,” she told the publication. “At 11 years old, I started working on the show and I was super flat and had no curves and was getting hate for that. Then overnight, my body changed, and I was this curvy woman. I didn’t know how to navigate that and got so much hate for it. It was really hurtful, and I struggled a lot.

“But now I’m at the point where I’ve stopped reading Instagram comments. I do what I want, I post what I want, and I say what I want. I don’t focus on pleasing anyone else but myself.”

Ariel went on to explain that at times in her career she has attempted to “crash diet” in order to lose weight. Yet, restricting meals has never worked for her and only led to “a lot of depression and anxiety”.

And the star can’t understand why some people struggle to accept that she’s body positive even though she’s had cosmetic surgery.

“I think it’s ridiculous that (because I had breast reduction surgery in 2015) or because someone is losing weight that they don’t love their body. People should be able to love their bodies at all stages, whatever their body looks like,” the 21-year-old mused.

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Naomie Harris committed to healthy living after childhood scoliosis trauma

Naomie Harris has pledged to never abuse her body after battling severe scoliosis as a child.The Spectre star was diagnosed with the condition – which causes the spine to curl into an ‘S’ or ‘C’ shape – when she was just 11 and had to learn how to …

Naomie Harris has pledged to never abuse her body after battling severe scoliosis as a child.

The Spectre star was diagnosed with the condition – which causes the spine to curl into an ‘S’ or ‘C’ shape – when she was just 11 and had to learn how to walk again after having an operation.

“The progression of the disease became severe in my teens, and I needed an operation. Doctors inserted a metal rod down my spine. I spent a month in the hospital recovering and had to learn how to walk again. It was really traumatic,” she recalled in a chat with Shape magazine. “I saw kids in the hospital with scoliosis so advanced that they would never be able to stand properly. I felt really lucky. Since then, I have always appreciated the gift of a healthy body.”

To maintain her health, Naomie meditates daily, exercises five times a week at Pilates classes or in a swimming pool, and she doesn’t drink alcohol or coffee.

“I don’t abuse my body,” the 43-year-old shared. “Health is the greatest thing you can have.

“I didn’t want to do anything that could hurt me in any way. I was very protective of my body. When I started making films that required me to be physically active, I realised that my body was capable of doing a lot more than I thought it was, and that if I exercise, I become stronger.”

Naomie also opened up about her incredibly healthy diet and explained that she had gone through years of experimenting with different foods in order to work out what works best for her.

“I’m a really healthy eater. For one thing, I incorporate Ayurvedic principles. That means plenty of warm, nourishing foods like stews and soups, even for breakfast. I have a really fast metabolism, so if I don’t eat something filling in the morning, I’ll be hungry again in five minutes,” she stated.

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Danielle Brooks wants to use her platform to champion body positivity

Danielle Brooks has come to realise how important it is for her to use her platform to champion body positivity.  The Orange Is the New Black actress discovered during her time on the Netflix prison drama, which ended after seven seasons earlier this…

Danielle Brooks has come to realise how important it is for her to use her platform to champion body positivity.

  The Orange Is the New Black actress discovered during her time on the Netflix prison drama, which ended after seven seasons earlier this year, that people were paying attention to what she had to say, and she decided to use that influence to help others feel good about their bodies.  

 “I began to realise the impact of my voice when the first season of Orange Is the New Black dropped,” the curvy star told Shape magazine. “I started to see girls use my red carpet looks as inspiration for their prom dresses. I began to see my interview quotes on social media. I realised that I could be what I wished for as a young girl, for someone else.  

 “I wanted someone in the industry, who I felt was a reflection of me, to scream from the mountaintops: ‘I love my body! I can accomplish whatever I want in the exact body God created me to be in!’ As I met people along the way, I began to understand the importance of not shying away from being an advocate for body positivity, but running toward it full throttle.”  

 The 29-year-old, who is pregnant with her first child, went on to share that the world tells women what they’re supposed to look like, and she wants them to know they are perfect exactly as they are. 

 “I’ve always had this desire to prove people wrong – to say that this body that I’m in is enough. Now that I’m about to be a mother, it means even more – to make sure that this human being I’m going to bring into the world knows that they are enough,” she commented. 

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Danielle Brooks wants to use her platform to champion body positivity

Danielle Brooks has come to realise how important it is for her to use her platform to champion body positivity.  The Orange Is the New Black actress discovered during her time on the Netflix prison drama, which ended after seven seasons earlier this…

Danielle Brooks has come to realise how important it is for her to use her platform to champion body positivity.

  The Orange Is the New Black actress discovered during her time on the Netflix prison drama, which ended after seven seasons earlier this year, that people were paying attention to what she had to say, and she decided to use that influence to help others feel good about their bodies.  

 “I began to realise the impact of my voice when the first season of Orange Is the New Black dropped,” the curvy star told Shape magazine. “I started to see girls use my red carpet looks as inspiration for their prom dresses. I began to see my interview quotes on social media. I realised that I could be what I wished for as a young girl, for someone else.  

 “I wanted someone in the industry, who I felt was a reflection of me, to scream from the mountaintops: ‘I love my body! I can accomplish whatever I want in the exact body God created me to be in!’ As I met people along the way, I began to understand the importance of not shying away from being an advocate for body positivity, but running toward it full throttle.”  

 The 29-year-old, who is pregnant with her first child, went on to share that the world tells women what they’re supposed to look like, and she wants them to know they are perfect exactly as they are. 

 “I’ve always had this desire to prove people wrong – to say that this body that I’m in is enough. Now that I’m about to be a mother, it means even more – to make sure that this human being I’m going to bring into the world knows that they are enough,” she commented. 

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Naomi Watts has mastered a five-minute make-up regime

Naomi Watts spends mere minutes applying her make-up each morning.The Mulholland Drive actress is instantly recognisable for her flawless complexion and chic sense of style. However, Naomi wears very little make-up when she’s off-duty, and over the yea…

Naomi Watts spends mere minutes applying her make-up each morning.

The Mulholland Drive actress is instantly recognisable for her flawless complexion and chic sense of style.

However, Naomi wears very little make-up when she’s off-duty, and over the years, has mastered getting ready in just five minutes.

“I’m not very good at putting on make-up or doing my hair, to be honest,” she told U.S. Shape magazine. “I’m a five-minute girl with getting dressed. So the least amount of make-up is the best for me – I use about four products.”

Naomi went on to note that she’s “big” on eyebrows and uses a pencil to shade in her arches, though doesn’t wear mascara because her eyes are “sensitive”.

“I also love the Beautycounter blush sticks and lipsticks. Its Dew Skin tinted moisturiser is a game-changing product for me-I like to be able to see the skin breathe. And I can do all that in the car,” the 50-year-old shared.

In addition to her acting work, Naomi has ventured into the world of clean cosmetics with ONDA Beauty, which she has co-founded with Larissa Thomson and Sarah Bryden-Brown.

Using products containing natural ingredients is important to the Hollywood star, and she has noticed a difference in her skin since she started avoiding formulas containing harsh chemicals.

“My skin has become extra sensitive and reactive, so I realised that I needed to cut out the chemicals that were in the products I was using. Keeping it clean is really key. That means a double cleanse with the right cleanser: an oil cleanser for removing eye make-up, followed by a milk cleanser – I like one from Tammy Fender,” she added of her cleansing routine.

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Dakota Fanning doesn’t deny herself any sweet treats

Dakota Fanning doesn’t deny herself any treats because she has a “huge sweet tooth”.The actress likes being active and aims to work out six days a week, but she believes people should be allowed to indulge in a little bit of what they fancy, because de…

Dakota Fanning doesn’t deny herself any treats because she has a “huge sweet tooth”.

The actress likes being active and aims to work out six days a week, but she believes people should be allowed to indulge in a little bit of what they fancy, because denying themselves what they enjoy isn’t sustainable.

“I’ve become a much healthier eater. I typically have yoghurt or eggs after my morning workout, a salad for lunch, and a grilled protein with quinoa and vegetables for dinner. But I’m definitely not the kind of person who says, ‘I don’t eat sugar or carbs,’ or ‘I don’t drink caffeine and wine.’ That’s never going to happen. I have a huge sweet tooth,” she told Shape magazine.

Whenever she visits her parents’ home in Los Angeles, Dakota and her mother always treat themselves to Baskin-Robbins ice cream for dessert.

“Eating is all about moderation. If I’m going to a restaurant that’s famous for its pasta, I’m going to eat the pasta. I don’t limit myself. That’s not sustainable. You have to indulge. Food is supposed to be fun and pleasurable,” the 25-year-old continued.

In the interview, The Alienist star also explained how she enjoys taking Cardio Barre, a ballet-inspired cardio class, as well as AKT, a dance-based cardio and strength class, and makes sure she has a bath every night to unwind from a hectic day.

“I have a really good ritual to help me unwind. I take a bath every night, no matter what. I put on a podcast, get in the tub, and close my eyes,” Dakota said. “This routine is such a constant in my life; I can’t live without it. If I’m in a hotel and there isn’t a tub, I have to move. It’s like, ‘No, I won’t. I can’t. I’ve got to have a bath.'”

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Dakota Fanning: ‘It’s so important to have a really good sweat’

Dakota Fanning aims to work out six days a week because she enjoys the “high of feeling strong”. The War of the Worlds actress had an active childhood thanks to her mother, a professional tennis player, and her father, who played baseball, and she has …

Dakota Fanning aims to work out six days a week because she enjoys the “high of feeling strong”.

The War of the Worlds actress had an active childhood thanks to her mother, a professional tennis player, and her father, who played baseball, and she has kept it up as an adult because exercise makes her feel good.

“I come from a family of athletes so being active was instilled in me from a young age,” Dakota explained to Shape magazine. “I like the high of feeling strong… It’s so important to have a really good sweat. It clears my head and makes my skin look good, and I feel better overall.”

When she’s not away on location shooting a film, the 25-year-old aims to work out six days a week, with her current favourites being Cardio Barre and AKT, a dance-based cardio and strength class.

“I love to do Cardio Barre, a ballet-inspired cardio class. I’ve been taking it since I was in high school, and I’m obsessed,” she shared. “I also started doing AKT. The first time I did it, I thought I was going to die! It was so tough in the best possible way.”

Dakota has also learned the importance of resting her body and swears by a bath every evening to help herself relax.

“I have a really good ritual to help me unwind. I take a bath every night, no matter what. I put on a podcast, get in the tub, and close my eyes,” Dakota said. “This routine is such a constant in my life; I can’t live without it. If I’m in a hotel and there isn’t a tub, I have to move. It’s like, No, I won’t. I can’t. I’ve got to have a bath.”

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