Jennifer Aniston has, and will always be, body goals. The star has maintained her fit figure, acting as motivation for so many women working to get to a healthy place. If you take one look at Jen’s social media, you’ll know the Friends star doesn’t just make time for wellness, she makes it a lifestyle. Same goes for those she surrounds herself with. Stylist Chris McMann, for example, is showing off one of his styles on Instagram. The model? Aniston. In it, Aniston posed in a chair wearing a swimsuit top. McMann captioned the post, “Love a good blowout.” How does she stay so fit? Read on to see 5 ways Jennifer Aniston stays in shape and the photos that prove they work—and to get beach-ready yourself, don’t miss these essential 30 Best-Ever Celebrity Bathing Suit Photos!
It’s so important to keep it fun, mixing up workouts so things don’t get stagnant. When Jen sat down with Molly McNearney at InStyle, she raved about everything from boxing to barre. “There’s something about the mental aspect of boxing — the drills, your brain has to work, you’re not just sitting on a bike,” said Jen. “Boxing is a great way to get aggression out. You get a mental release of all this crap you’re taking into your ears and eyes every day and have little fantasy moments imagining who you’re punching.” According to Harvard Health Publishing, boxing helps improve muscle strength, endurance, balance, and possibly eye-hand coordination.
If you’re just starting out, intimidated by the machines at the gym or deciding what machine to purchase for your home, Jen has raved about the elliptical during a past interview with Vogue. “I do 45 mins of intervals on my elliptical. I raise the incline, run for two mins, walk for one, run for two … and I do it for 20 minutes straight until I’m just drenched.” Ellipticals allow you to get the job done, breaking a good sweat and burning a lot of calories, while not putting too much pressure on your joints.
Unsurprising, yoga is involved. Behind every amazing body and clear mind seems to be the practice of yoga to maintain physical and mental health. Mandy Ingber, the woman behind Jen’s hot yoga bod, explained the routine she does with Jen in an article with Healthista. “I would do 30 minutes of spinning, 40 minutes of yoga, incorporating some of my ‘hybrid’ yoga poses paired with a toning exercise,” explained Mandy. “We would do some power yoga, vinyasa flow and then some yin yoga stretching, and then finish with the infrared sauna.” There are incredible benefits when it comes to practicing yoga. It’s known to increase flexibility, improve mental health, reduce stress, and build strength, among other benefits.
Jen seems to avoid the fade diets, just maintaining a healthy lifestyle, but one she does like is intermittent fasting. She learned from Dr. David Sinclair that “stressing the body through exercise is a good thing,” Jen explains in an interview with Byrdie. “We’re taught that we need to constantly relax, go on vacations, and take naps to rehabilitate, but they aren’t the greatest things for our bodies. The best thing is to stress your body.” That might seem like an unusual suggestion, but she doesn’t mean emotional stress. Things like fasting, proper exercise, and eating right. When Jen follows intermittent fasting she doesn’t have food in the morning and notices a huge difference when going without solid food for 16 hours.
For Jennifer, incorporating collagen has been crucial when it comes to maintaining her healthy lifestyle. In fact, she’s behind Vital Protein so much that she’s a brand ambassador and a board member. “I have had a passion for health and wellness for years,” Jen said. “I know this topic can be overwhelming so through this campaign, I want to show simple ways to incorporate collagen into your daily life. For me, it’s adding it to my morning coffee and replenishing after a workout, but there is truly an option for everyone.” What does it do? According to the Mayo Clinic, there’s not a ton of proof backing up how well taking collagen works, but collagen in general is one of the building blocks of your bones and skin.
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