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Get the Bod: Hilary Swank Believes in Moderation

Hilary Swank won me over in her role in Million Dollar Baby. When it comes to a fit and healthy body, any strong female who can box is top on my list of inspirational women.

When asked how she stays so healthy, she told Men's Fitness:

"Well, I think I'm really blessed with good genes because I really am a big eater. I really like food and food is life to me, but I kind of eat what I want and do it in moderation." I'm with you on that, Hilary. I feel disgusting if I eat a whole brownie sundae or entire bag of kettle corn on my own.

She also said, "If my body craves something I allow myself to have it." Hallelujah - a celeb that doesn't deprive herself of life's little sweet pleasures.

Since she works nonstop, she says "I have to have sustained energy so I understand about nutrition." She also takes vitamins and exercise is a huge part of her life. She said "it's a huge stress relief; it mentally makes me feel great. It gets my blood going, it gives me more energy, and it makes me think better."

What's her normal exercise routine? She goes running 2 or 3 times a week, and takes Pilates 3 days a week. She doesn't exercise everyday, she says, "I usually take 2 days off during the week."

OK, moderation, vitamins, and exercising about 5 times a week - sounds reasonable to me, Hilary. I think it's wonderful that she looks incredible by following principals of moderation and healthy living.


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BlondeSugar BlondeSugar 10 years
She has the right approach. That's why she looks so good!
Anais18 Anais18 10 years
Cool! I have the same workout plan as Hilary does! I, as well, practice Pilates 3 days a week and I run (or walk) 2-3 times a week. It's enough to keep me fit :-) I also pay attention to my nutrition (healthy food) but allow myself to indulge from time to time. She's actually the first Celeb I think is really healthy!
krisua krisua 10 years
She HAS the genes, though, hence the allowing herself those sweet things.
SU3 SU3 10 years
That dress is HOTT btw!!
SU3 SU3 10 years
Love it! She looks fantastic!
muchacha muchacha 10 years
:) great post .. this makes me really happy!!
hollywoodholiday hollywoodholiday 10 years
yay for healthy celebs!! :D
bizzybee bizzybee 10 years
I really like her philosophy.
EcannDallas EcannDallas 10 years
we have very similar routines! i love food, but i also love working out.
lady-T lady-T 10 years
love her bod..she looks great!!!
CestLaVie CestLaVie 10 years
Awesome!!! Glad to hear she is fit by working for it not just starving herself.
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