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For most of us, Autumn signals a return to comfort dinners, cosy knitwear and nights on the sofa with baked goods. Unfortunately, this is why it’s far too easy to detract from the healthy eating and exercise plans we stick to so vigorously throughout the summer. The threat of a bikini is a long way off and even Christmas seems too far away to deter us in these first few Autumnal weeks. So to help you stay healthy and happy throughout the most indulgent of months, we decided to introduce a new Midweek motivation feature. Because the week’s good intentions start to fail around Wednesday for some reason and we could also use the kick back into shape.
To begin, here are 7 tips on eating well and exercising from our favourite celebrities that aren’t ridiculously unachievable. They don’t require personal trainers, a fridge full of kale or a vigorous workout schedule. In actual fact, they’re just well, common sense. And if they make us look like Michelle Kegan in time for Christmas who are we to complain?
Michelle Keegan on eating well:
“My top health tip is to have everything in moderation. I think a lot of people panic and crash diet, which is so bad for your body. Just take everything in moderation. If you want a doughnut, eat the doughnut, but for the rest of the night be good. That’s all it is really. People think they need to go on a big detox, juicing or crash diets, and they don’t help. They certainly don’t help me anyway.”
These tips came from an interview with Reveal
Heidi Klum on keeping active:
“I have four children — that keeps me busy all the time. We do a lot of things that are active: We work in the garden. We jump on the trampoline. We climb in the trees. We go to the park and feed the ducks. We are always mobile.”
Jennifer Lopez on eating right:
“When it comes to my diet, I know what’s good for me and what isn’t. Once in a while I give in to my cravings. If I’m trying to lose weight, I cut carbohydrates from my diet. I’m not a health freak, who believes in not eating any sugar or leaving dairy products out. I eat almost everything, only in moderation. I believe in having a well-balanced diet – a little bit of everything.”
Blake Lively on staying motivated:
“Going to the gym has always been hard for me, because I hate it. Whenever I start to go, I just stop. But even if you fit into your jeans, you have to be healthy on the inside. So I tried to figure out how I can work out without feeling like I work out. I find ways to be active outside because it’s more fun than being locked inside. Growing up I danced a lot, now I hike and when I travel to another city, I rent a bicycle, so I move while I explore a new place.”
From an interview with Belfast Telegraph
Jennifer Aniston on fitting in a workout:
“I take 8 pound weights with me whenever I’m staying in a hotel. It’s always good to do arm exercises when you’re watching television or talking on the phone. I also love to stretch before I go to bed, and usually throw in a couple of sit-ups.”
Told to InStyle Magazine in 2012.
Emily Ratajkowsi on cooking to stay healthy:
“I like to keep it really balanced to give my body energy and also be healthy. I cook a lot, so that really helps: You know how much salt and sugar and all of that kind of stuff you are putting in your body. I think it’s good to indulge occasionally. I wouldn’t say I am the type of girl who craves Doritos but I definitely love a good cupcake sometimes. I think it is like really important to give yourself a break. And also just really think about where things are coming from and what kind of ingredients are going into your body.”
From an Interview with Elle
Millie Mackintosh on getting started:
“My wedding spurred me to get fit and eat healthily. Once I learnt more about food, it changed the way I looked at eating; I couldn’t just go back to my old habits. I love how exercise and eating makes me feel; like I’m much more ready to tackle my day. When you start working out, you feel so rubbish – like you can’t do a lunge or squat or anything. But the more you repeat the exercises, the more your body remembers and gets used to them. Then something you couldn’t do a couple of weeks ago becomes easy.”
Taken from an interview with Cosmopolitan magazine
What’s your favourite low-maintenance exercise and healthy eating tip to stay well throughout Autumn? Comment below and we could feature it in our next article…
Beth is a Writer and Digital Marketer who founded The Full Agenda as a place to talk about the things that kept her and her friends up at night. Currently working as a Marketing consultant to various SMEs she is a big fan of the startup market and loves technology, apps and anything social media related. When not obsessively checking Google Analytics, she can be found reading, writing or relaxing with a glass of Prosecco.
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