Giada De Laurentiis whips up delicious dishes on TV and in cookbooks, is preparing to open her first-ever restaurant this spring in Las Vegas, and still manages to find time for exercise. (Oh, and did we mention she has fabulous hair?)
The celebrity chef is a master at rocking her busy schedule while staying fit and sane at the same time. How does she manage? We got her tips:
Do What Works for You
It’s way easier to buckle down and exercise if you’re not dreading it. Giada is, admittedly, not a runner, so she found other ways to get her fitness on. One of her go-to workouts is yoga. (Check out her yoga routine here.) And she’s recently added something else to her regimen: boxing. “Lately, because of this restaurant, there’s a little bit more stress,” she says. “The yoga helps me breathe and center myself, and the (boxing) lets the steam out.” Haven’t found your favorite workout yet? We have a whole list of exercise options.
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A good night’s sleep is so important, says Giada. And stretching right before you hit the sheets is a great way to both improve your fitness and get in the ZZZs mindset. “It helps release all the stuff from the day,” she says.
Only have 60 seconds to treat yourself? “I always say, if all else fails, take a deep breath,” says Giada. “For a lot of us who talk a lot, you don’t breathe as much as you need to. … If you can’t do anything else, just sit up and try and breathe—even if it’s for, like, a minute, it will still help.” In fact, these five breathing exercises will boost your energy—plus they double as an abs workout!