America Ferrera Starts Her Birthday Weekend with a SoulCycle Workout (Photo)

Originally posted 04/17/2015 11:12AM

Kicking off my bday weekend with a hella hard soulcycle ride with @taye_jay love you crazy girl!

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Cake might be the traditional way to celebrate a birthday, but America Ferrera opted for a more healthy option.
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Sam Smith Is ‘4 Pounds Away’ From His Goal Weight — See His Photo!

Originally posted 04/17/2015 10:45AM

Sam Smith is feeling better than ever — inside and out.
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Erin Oprea
Zach Harrison Photography

Get a Head-to-Toe Workout with Just One Move

Originally posted 04/16/2015 11:00AM

As a former U.S. Marine, Erin Oprea is dedicated to fitness. Now a Nashville-based personal trainer with clients like Carrie Underwood, she uses her expertise to help those with busy lives stay fit. Visit her site or follow her on Twitter @erinoprea. Then come back to PEOPLE.com every Thursday to master a new workout move.
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Kat Dennings
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Kat Dennings Begins a 28-Day Healthy Eating Challenge — See What She Ate on Her First Day

Originally posted 04/15/2015 05:40PM

For all the happiness that unhealthy foods bring you, there isn’t a lot of nutritional value to go along with it. Read More

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The Two Mainstream Diet Plans That Actually Work, According to Science

Originally posted 04/15/2015 03:15PM

Diets really do work. Well, some popular weight loss programs actually live up to their promise, and help people drop a modest amount of weight—and keep it off for at least a year—according to a just-published review in the Annals of Internal Medicine.
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FILED UNDER: Expert Tips , Health

Harley Pasternak
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Harley Pasternak: How to Work Out Like an FBI Agent

Originally posted 04/15/2015 01:15PM

Harley Pasternak is a celebrity trainer and nutrition expert who has worked with stars from Halle Berry and Lady Gaga to Robert Pattinson and Robert Downey Jr. He’s also a New York Times best-selling author, with titles including The Body Reset Diet and The 5-Factor Diet. His new book 5 Pounds is out now. Tweet him @harleypasternak.
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Tracy Anderson
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Fitness Expert Tracy Anderson: Being ‘Hot Is Not Defined by Height or Weight’

Originally posted 04/14/2015 10:23AM

Though she’s shaped the bodies of some of Hollywood’s hottest stars, Tracy Anderson says women should focus less on emulating their figures and more on achieving your healthiest self.

“To blow up their importance to the level of obsession takes away from our own beauty and our own gifts,” the fitness expert tells Health in their May cover story. “There’s a disease here—the disease is vanity, insecurity and the lengths of unhealthy behaviors people go to to achieve what they think is beautiful. The disease of ‘I’m not worth anything unless I look like that person over there.’ ”

To move beyond the traditional standard of beauty, Anderson, 40—who works with stars like Gwyneth Paltrow and Lena Dunham—stresses not all our shapes are created equal.

“I want to get away from ‘Tracy Anderson is going to make you teeny-tiny.’ I’m not trying to make everyone the same,” she says. “To me, ‘hot’ is not defined by a height or weight or measurement; hot is going to the root of who you are.”

Aaron Rodgers Beer Cheese Soup
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And even though the workout guru started creating the Tracy Anderson Method at 21-years-old, she hasn’t always been as diligent when it came to her diet.

“I was in London, dunking cookies in frosting. And [Gwyneth Paltrow] looked at me and was like, ‘What are you doing?’ And I was like, ‘What do you mean? It’s so good!’ And she’s like, ‘Do you know how toxic that is?’ I said, ‘Yes.’ And she’s like, ‘And you’re still eating it.’ I was like, ‘You know what? She’s so right,’ ” she says. “That was almost nine years ago. That was the last cookie dunked in frosting I ever had.”

—Ana Calderone, @anacalderone

Hungry Girl
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Hungry Girl: Behind the Paleo Diet Trend

Originally posted 04/13/2015 12:06PM

Lisa Lillien is the author of the popular Hungry Girl website and email newsletter, featuring smart, funny advice on guilt-free eating. She is also the author of nine books, six of which debuted at number one on the New York Times Best Sellers list. Read her PEOPLE.com blog every Monday for slimmed-down celebrity recipes and more.
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7 Things You Can Do NOW to Get Ready For Bikini Season

Originally posted 04/10/2015 10:40AM

Now that spring is right around the corner, it’s time to start thinking about bathing suit season.
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FILED UNDER: Expert Tips , Fitness , Health

Erin Oprea
Zach Harrison Photography

Get Your Body Ready for Spring With This Shoulder-Toning Move

Originally posted 04/09/2015 06:54PM

As a former U.S. Marine, Erin Oprea is dedicated to fitness. Now a Nashville-based personal trainer with clients like Carrie Underwood, she uses her expertise to help those with busy lives stay fit. Visit her site or follow her on Twitter @erinoprea. Then come back to PEOPLE.com every Thursday to master a new workout move.
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