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GET AB FAB
Got beach plans – but your abs are still camera-shy? Gossip Girl star Leighton Meester swears by “a week of really great cardio” to flatten her stomach. Sound too good to be true? An hour a day can make a difference, says Ashley Borden, an L.A.-based celebrity trainer, especially if you invest in a heart rate monitor. “It’s the smartest thing you can do so you know if you’re burning fat,” she says. “Rotate three routines for 20 minutes each, like roller blading, biking, and running.” So, forget that hour-long reality show and get moving. – Thailan Pham and Jenny Sundel
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SIP LANCE'S PICK-ME-UP
Here’s an alternative to your afternoon soda break: Lance Armstrong loves FRS Healthy Energy drink, which is packed with a natural antioxidant called quercetin, known for its anti-inflammatory properties. FRS’s quercetin comes from the skin of the Brazilian fava d’anta fruit, but it’s also found in blueberries and red onions. The cyclist – who knows a little something about endurance – has partnered with the metabolism-boosting drink, saying it “fits in line with me wanting to live to be ninety.” – Thailan Pham
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JUST SAY 'OHM'
When she wants a workout that’s good for the body and the soul, actress Joy Bryant turns to Kundalini yoga. “I do it moreso for the meditative aspect of it, and you get the physical benefits from it,” she says. Kundalini is a practice focused on stimulating the chakras (or energy centers) by doing breathing exercises. Doing yoga can help reduce lower-back pain and even lower your odds of heart disease, while meditation can reduce stress and anxiety. So, Ohm your way to better health. – Serena Kappes and Stephanie Rygorsky
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SCRUB YOUR BODY SMOOTH
After hiding under clothes all winter, chances are your skin needs to slough off some serious layers. Pamela Anderson and Hayden Panettiere are fans of Thom Fleming’s line of body scrubs, which nourish and rejuvenate with a combination of natural oils, Dead Sea salts, fruits and minerals. “The number one benefit [of body scrubs] is that skin seems smoother and silkier,” dermatologist Harold Lancer tells Health magazine. “It also allows products to penetrate better.” Exfoliate away so you can get your body swimsuit-ready! – Maureen Harrington
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GO FOR A SPIN
If she’s looking for a serious workout, Renee Zellweger sits and spins! When she’s in town, the Oscar winner attends twice-weekly spinning classes at tony East Hampton, N.Y., gym ZoneHampton. Spinning is an effective workout to build leg muscles (and tone your butt!) as well as strengthen your heart. Plus, the average person burns 500 calories in a 45-minute class. So, hop on your bike and start cycling! – Serena Kappes and Alyssa Shelasky
Plus: Read why a great spin teacher can be a major motivator.
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