Cupid's Pulse Article: Fitness Secrets: 5 Simple Tips to Stay HealthyCupid's Pulse Article: Fitness Secrets: 5 Simple Tips to Stay Healthy

By Jessica Gomez

Being healthy is important; we all know that. However, keeping yourself healthy seems to never be an easy task. We are constantly surrounded by temptation and lack of motivation, and so some of us urgently need some fitness advice. The trick is to find easy ways to stay healthy without the struggle — isn’t that the dream? There are simple healthy habits that even fit celebrities take on.

When it comes to staying or becoming healthy, there are things you can do that are simpler than others, and here they are. Brace yourself because some of these fitness secrets are super enjoyable:

1. Get enough sleep: Eight hours should be your aim. Getting enough sleep is not just about not being tired. Sleep offers so much more than that! It helps you think clearly and improves your productivity, while also reducing stress and improving your mood. You are less likely to get sick as well, and can lower your risk for heart disease and diabetes. So, make the time!

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2. Drink lots of water: It’s extremely good for you! Up to 60% of the human body is water, so that goes without saying that it’s important to stay hydrated. Hydration has major effects on brain function, energy levels, and physical activities. Water is also good for many other things including healthy skin. Many celebrities drink water religiously, among those are Kylie Jenner, Kim Kardashian, Jennifer Aniston, and Cameron Diaz. And you can tell that it works!

3. Get a message to boost immunity: Who doesn’t love massages? What a wonderful and pleasurable way to stay healthy! Studies have found that a 45-minute massage can cause an increase in white blood cells that fight bacteria and viruses. And of course massages reduce stress and muscle aches — and feel amazing! *Books massage*

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4. Small workouts: including stretching. Walk as much as you can, take the stairs, and take time to stretch throughout the day. If you want to kick it up a notch without a full blown workout, then try jumping jacks and/or jumping rope. Simple, right? Consistency is key. After a while of being consistent with small workouts, your body will get used to it and then you can up your standards and up your game!

5. Meditate: Probably everyone has heard of the relaxing and stress-reducing effects of meditating. It just chills you out! But wait, there’s more: studies have shown that people who practice yoga or meditation long-term had much more “disease-fighting genes” present! Mind over matter, right? Take at least 10 minutes of your day to clear your mind and take deep breaths. You will see the changes pretty soon! Celebrities like Oprah Winfrey, Angelina Jolie, and Eva Mendes are among many who meditate.

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Not everything has to be super hard, like we assume celebrity fitness to be. Make these five fitness tips into habits, and watch how they affect your health. It’s game time!

What are some easy fitness tips you swear by? Share below!