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Originally posted 11/24/2013 09:50AM
Lisa Whelchel has tried every exercise in the book – and she's suffered the injuries to prove it.
"I hurt my shoulder playing racquetball, I have a lower back injury from an aerobics class and I messed up my feet while training to climb Mount Whitney," she tells PEOPLE. "Even on Survivor, when I did the mud challenge, I developed sciatica that has continued to give me trouble."
So what's an active gal to do? "I decided to make my own exercise video," says Whelchel, who turned 50 in May. "It's a doable full-body workout that you can do in 20 minutes. It has stretching, resistance, cardio and a cool down. Exercise is different once you get a little older. It doesn't always have to be high impact."
Originally posted 11/12/2013 02:30PM
If Miranda Kerr is feeling down about her recent split from Orlando Bloom, it sounds like she has a surefire solution for perking herself back up.
"If I'm having a challenging moment, I jump for joy. Literally," she tells SELF for its December cover story. "After a minute, I feel better, and after a few minutes, I'm really happy. Everything else just drops off. It gets me out of my head and into my body, and it makes me feel present."
Kerr, 30, who publicly separated from her husband of three years last month, accentuated the positive during her new interview – and encouraged others to do the same.
Originally posted 08/14/2013 12:20PM
Looking at Shakira's rock-hard abs, it's hard to believe that the singer delivered her first child earlier this year.
But the new mom, who's featured on the cover of the September issue of Self, tells the magazine that she didn't snap back into shape immediately after her son, Milan, was born in January.
"After the delivery, you look like a shar-pei!" the 36-year-old admits.
Originally posted 07/17/2013 12:20PM
Since becoming a mom nearly 11 months ago, Nicole "Snooki" Polizzi has been focused on getting fit.
And on Tuesday, the Snooki & JWoww star showed off the stunning results.
"I work out in the gym seven days a week. I go with my trainer five days a week, I have a treadmill downstairs or I do crunches," Snooki, 25, told PEOPLE at SELF Rocks The Summer Party in Manhattan. "I try to do something at least once a day."
Once famous for going clubbing and her drunken shenanigans on MTV's Jersey Shore, Snooki now seems to be a proudly reformed party girl.
Originally posted 07/11/2013 11:05AM
Candice Glover may have recently won American Idol, but she has also lost something, too – 30 lbs.!
"Over the course of the show, from January to May, I probably dropped 20 lbs. And I've lost about 10 more since the finale," Glover, 23, told PEOPLE Tuesday while rehearsing for the American Idol Live! 2013 Tour.
"It is always good to be healthy, so I am happy about it."
Originally posted 06/25/2013 06:00PM
From beach bum to gym rat!
Reformed party girl, Nicole "Snooki" Polizzi, 25 – who showed off post-baby abs at the end of May – is still going strong with her workouts.
The mom to 10-month-old Lorenzo, who announced a 44 lb. weight loss in January, flaunted her tiny waist and toned biceps on Instagram, Tuesday.
Originally posted 05/02/2013 12:00PM
Nicki Minaj didn't just imagine it. Candice Glover really has lost weight since being on American Idol this season – though admittedly, not always in the most healthy way.
"We're under so much pressure, and we're going and going and going. You sometimes forget to eat until you get in the car and you're like, 'Oh ... gosh. I haven't eaten!' " the Idol finalist, 23, told PEOPLE after Wednesday's show.
Minaj commented on Glover's appearance after her amazing performance of "When I Was Your Man" by Bruno Mars. "I don't know if you lost weight, but baby girl, you look good," she said.
And that left Glover thrilled.
Originally posted 05/01/2013 10:50AM
Jennifer Aniston keeps her friends close and her yoga instructor, Mandy Ingber, even closer.
But Aniston, 43, says a lot has changed since the fitness friends first met 22 years ago.
"We were a lot rounder," Aniston said with a laugh at the Self magazine-sponsored celebration of Ingber's new book, Yogalosophy: 28 Days To the Ultimate Mind-Body Makeover (available May 6) at West Hollywood's Soho House. "We ate terribly. We did that, and then we sort of grew up a little bit more and we got jobs."
Originally posted 04/23/2013 12:25PM
At 38, Jewel says she's learned to embrace her imperfections.
"I wore prosthetic teeth when filming as June Carter Cash and I found it funny that people thought that in a matter of two weeks, I was somehow able to straighten my teeth!" she says in Health's May issue.
"I don't think that my teeth represent my defiance of the Man ... I just don't like pain, and I never wanted braces," she explains.
Originally posted 04/15/2013 09:15AM
"You can look in the mirror and find a million things wrong with yourself," says Fisher, who doesn't even own a scale
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