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Julianne Hough Talks Married Life, Keeping Healthy in Health Magazine

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Dancer/Actress Julianne Hough is featured on the newest issue of Health Magazine, where she dishes on married life, how she stays healthy, and about her endometriosis.

Julianne took to her Instagram to write about her new cover, saying: “Thank you @healthmagazine making me this months cover girl! I had an absolute blast. I also can’t thank you enough for talking openly about endometriosis so that we can all get in the know about #MeInEndo !
Check out the magazine that hits stands this week to see the rest of the photoshoot and read my own story about #endometriosis xoxo Jules #healthmagazine #mpgsport #mpgbyjules”

Check out some of Julianne’s interview below!


On Married Life:

“I feel so much more sexy,” she says. “It’s so awesome. I love being married so much.”

“I’ve always wanted to be married and be a mom and have kids, but to be honest, all of that scared the s— out of me. I was like, ‘Oh my gosh, to actually be married and committed to somebody, that just seems so grown-up.’ But the first thing that I felt when we got married was, ‘This is the complete opposite of scary. This is like home.'”

Julianne Hough for Health Magazine's November 2017 issue

On Working with a Trainer:

“I do, but I change it up. It’s not one specific trainer who does everything. I work with a trainer at Body by Simone or one at Tracy Anderson, or I’ll do SoulCycle or CorePower Yoga with different trainers. I’m a dancer, so I remember different combinations, so I’ll sometimes take what I’ve learned in classes and make my own workout.”

On her least favourite workout move:

“Oh my goodness. You know those sliding round disks where you put one foot there and you do your inner thighs, or you’re crossing behind? Anything to do with inner or outer thighs—that’s my struggle point, so I’m always trying to work on that part of my body. I love doing abs and I love doing arms, so legs are always the hardest for me. But they’re the most rewarding.”

Julianne Hough for Health Magazine's November 2017 issue

On how she stays healthy:

“Me time. If I don’t have my space for an hour, I feel overwhelmed and I need to just chill. That can be having a cup of tea by myself outside, going and getting gas—it doesn’t matter; I just need some time every day where I can think and put myself in a good place. I always try to wake up and think about three things that I’m grateful for: something that has happened already, something I’m currently grateful for, and something that I’m wanting that I can achieve that day.”

On her morning routine:

“I always wake up and we make fresh juices. It’s mainly kale, cucumber, spinach, sometimes beets, celery, lemon, ginger. For sweetness we’ll do apple or carrots. I have half a protein shake before I work out because I need a little bit of energy, but I’m one of those people who can’t have a full breakfast. Brooks can have, like, a tub of oatmeal, and I’m like, ‘I would throw up.’ When I finish the workout, I finish the protein shake. Then I come home and have a bowl of oatmeal and berries or something like that.”

Julianne Hough for Health Magazine's November 2017 issue

On if she has bad days:

“Oh my gosh, totally. And that’s the thing—I do try to stay as positive as possible, and people always comment on that, but I also work at it. It’s not that I’m, like, Miss Positive perfect girl, wake up and everything’s sunshine and rainbows.

“No, I have my days for sure. The other day, I was having a major endometriosis “episode” is what I call them, and I was just quiet. We went to the beach, and it was fine, but I wasn’t active. I didn’t want to play Spikeball and I didn’t want to play Frisbee, and later, Brooks was like, “Hey, are you OK?” I was like, ‘Yeah, I’m just not feeling very good.’ He was like, ‘Oh, I just thought you were in a bad mood. You need to tell me that because I don’t know.’ So, trust me, I have my days. Sometimes I don’t want to work out, and so sometimes I don’t. Sometimes I’m just like, ‘I deserve a day off—I’m fine.’ But sometimes I’m like, ‘No, come on, I know I’m gonna feel better afterward.’ The end result is always the best. There’s never been a time I’ve finished a workout and been like, ‘I totally regret doing that.'”

Julianne Hough for Health Magazine's November 2017 issue

On when she realized she has endometriosis:

“I thought I was just like every other girl—getting her period and having cramps. I’d see my mom and my sisters all have bad cramps, but being a dancer, I was like, ‘I’m fine. I’m a tough cookie.’ I remember moving to L.A. when I was 18, and my roommate had endo, and I was like, ‘Well, that sounds too medical, and I have no idea what that means. It’s over my head.’ But then I saw her and was like, ‘That looks like the kind of pain that I have.’ Again, I didn’t care because I was 18. Then I was on Dancing, during one of my last seasons as a dancer, and all of a sudden while I was dancing, something happened and I just doubled over. They cut to commercial, and my mom was in the audience that day, so she’s like, ‘You’re going to the hospital. I don’t care what you say.’ It took so long to figure out what was going on. Finally one doctor said, “I think you might have endometriosis, and it looks pretty bad.’ I needed surgery—I had it everywhere, to the point that they took my appendix out because it was so bad.”

Julianne Hough for Health Magazine's November 2017 issue

On what helps her pain:

“A hot bath. I have a hot water bottle that I call the boiling baby, and I sleep with it and put it next to me. Also, stretching and almost breaking a little bit of a sweat. You don’t have to, like, go for a run, but just getting my heart rate up helps with the blood flow.”

Julianne Hough for Health Magazine's November 2017 issue

You can read more from Julianne’s feature in the November 2017 issue of Health, or here.



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Lea Michele dishes on Fitness, her New Music and BFF Emma Roberts

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With just two days to go until Lea Michele‘s new album Places drops, the singer/actress sat down with E! News to chat about her new music, along with her love of fitness and her friendship with actress Emma Roberts

“I love working out,” Lea says on staying fit. “I work out to feel good but also so I can eat whatever I want. I want to be able to enjoy myself. I’m Italian. I like to eat big meals. I love red wine. And you know also when you’re traveling and stuff like that I like trying new restaurants and going on adventures, so I can’t limit myself.”

“I’m good in the sense that I’ve never eaten fast food. I do not drink soda. I don’t eat candy,” she says. “Like my house is healthy, so when I’m saying I’m eating a lot it’s like good food that’s worth it.”

As for her music, Lea reveals that her new album Places is a work where she has been able to open up and get personal:

“I feel like I’m in such an incredible place in my life right now, and there’s definitely those personal songs on the album and especially my concerts. I break down the songs and I tell everyone what they’re about, so that’s where I get really personal and that’s where I open up.”

“I try to keep my life as private as I can, but my music is where I really open up, and maybe we’ll Taylor Swift a few people left and right.”

During her interview, Lea also dished on her BFF Emma Roberts, whom she met while filming Scream Queens.

“It’s so fun,” Lea says about working with Emma. “The problem though is that Emma and I—we laugh—we have to like, I’ve done scenes where I have to pinch myself because we will laugh and we won’t be able to contain ourselves.”

“She’s the absolute best.”

Lea’s album Places will be available this Friday, April 28th!

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Ashley Tisdale Shares Her Fitness Tips in Health Magazine’s June 2015 Issue

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Actress Ashley Tisdale is radiant on the new June 2015 issue of Health magazine, where she reveals how she stays active and healthy despite her busy schedule.

Ashley is currently preparing to star on the new TBS Sitcom Clipped, premiering on June 16th. “This is my most mature role,” Ashley said during her interview with the magazine.

“I have never felt more confident with who I am,” she said. “I’m turning 30, so maybe it has something to do with age, but I love it.”

Ashley Tisdale

As for staying healthy and fit, Ashley’s advice to leading an active life is to:

“Dedicate at least an hour every day to something fitness-related,” she said. “Any physical activity helps your health and is also a good stress reliever. Monday, Wednesday and Friday I work with my trainer, Jason Walsh. I do kickboxing on Thursday. And I’ll squeeze in a sculpt yoga class on, like, Tuesday.”

“Yoga is my favorite thing to do because it’s so much more than a workout,” Ashley shared when asked about her favourite workouts. “It’s a spiritual and mentally-good-for-you experience.”

“Cardio is not my favorite. I usually do the StairMaster, but to be on one machine for a long time? It’s hard for me to just stay there,” She continued. “My trainer has this amazing class he opened called Rise Nation. It’s a climber, and a great class because you’re doing it to music and not by yourself on a machine. It’s 30 minutes but so hard-core. I’m not a big spin fan.”

Ashley Tisdale

When asked about the hardest part of staying healthy, Ashley said:

“Diet, because I love food. You can work out as much as you want, but if your diet isn’t where it should be, you’re never going to get to where you want to go. Just because you do an hour of exercise, what about the rest of the hours of the day? [Laughs] An hour is not a lot. There are 23 more hours. What are you going to do with them?”

Be sure to pick up the new issue of Health for Ashley’s full feature! You can read more of her interview here

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Lea Michele Shares Her Beauty & Health Secrets with Organic Spa Magazine

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f there’s anything we’ve learned from actress/singer Lea Michele‘s book Brunette Ambition, it’s that the star always takes time to take care of herself, no matter how busy she gets.

Now, the Glee star has dished to Organic Spa Magazine on how she keeps herself feeling beautiful – on the inside and out, while even sharing a few of her favourite recipes!

“It’s not something that happens overnight.” Lea says on feeling comfortable in her own skin. “Although I’m grateful that I was raised to be happy in my own skin, it’s not always easy. Sometimes what you hear and think you need to be can start to be that little annoying voice in your head.”

“But I think taking great care of yourself and being kind to your heart and body is a good place to start.” Lea continues, “And always surrounding yourself with people who uplift you. Remember it starts inside; to feel truly beautiful you have to love yourself inside and out.”

Lea Michele

Checkout some of Lea’s favorite ways to stay healthy & happy below!

Favorite home spa indulgences:

Creating my own body scrubs and bath concoctions!

Keeping her acne-prone skin under control:

I have a great dermatologist, Dr . Howe in New York City, who saved my skin when I was a teenager. Since then I always take the best care of my skin: staying hydrated, using good products, eating right, making sure to give it time to breathe.

On being a vegetarian:

I’ve always been an animal lover, so that’s where it started for me. But I try to listen to my body and make sure I’m getting everything I need. Right now I’m pescatarian. So I’m incorporating some fish into my diet.

Lea’s favourite comfort foods:

If I’m going to indulge I try to at least make sure it’s organic.

That way it can be more of a guilt-free indulgence. I still treat myself (I love the grilled cheese from In-N-Out Burger in LA) but I get just as great of a treat from Annie’s Mac and Cheese or Amy’s Pizza. I also love Barbara’s Bakery Organic Cheese Puff snacks.

Creating smoothies and juices is one of my favorite things to do. But my all-time favorite comfort foods are New York pizza and bagels.

On maintaining her inner beauty:

Yoga is such an amazing practice. I believe starting on the inside creates true beauty on the outside. Practicing self-love, eating well, being active and always laughing…

On her workout motivation:

I always feel best after I work out. It boosts my endorphins and wipes away any stress. So knowing how good I’m going to feel is always what motivates me.

Favorite Juicing Recipes:

FOR AN ENERGY BOOST

Blend three leaves of kale (de-stemmed, torn and chopped), one handful of spinach, four pieces of celery, the juice of two lemons and a chopped apple. Advanced juicers tend to cut out the apple and add a few leaves of romaine or a handful of parsley instead.

FOR DE-BLOATING

Blend a glass of water with the juice of two whole lemons, half a cucumber, four to six cubes of watermelon and a few shavings of fresh ginger.

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