What is Halle Berry's secret to looking so fit and fabulous at age 51? The actress and mom-of-two admits there's no secret — it takes work! "I know it's hard to dedicate time to working out each day," she says, but "after a workout, I feel like I can conquer the world." She exercises five times a week and eats right — fish, chicken, and fresh vegetables.
Recently, Halle's been sharing workout tips on her Instagram platform, and she's preparing to relaunch her website, Hallewood.com, which will offer insight on fashion, beauty, home, and parenting. So, to look and feel your best, here's what she suggests:
Don't be intimidated about how to begin. "It's simple: You just decide!" she says. And no gym is necessary. "You can start by walking each day or doing jumping jacks while using very light weights or holding water bottles in each hand."
"I don't always look forward to my workouts, but that is when I force myself to push harder," she says. "When I get to the other side, it's always worth my effort."
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To stay inspired, she notes, "it's often easier to workout with a partner [who] holds you accountable so you won't quit halfway through."
Halle combines kickboxing, strength training, and aerobic conditioning, and she stretches after each workout. "Stretching helps my muscles stay long, limber, improves my mobility, and range of motion, and helps me avoid injuries."
"I've felt happier and more like my best self since I started [meditating]," she says. "It helps to balance your left brain and right brain, and as a result I feel more creative, and I experience better emotional health."
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