How to Get a Body Like Rachel Green: Jennifer Aniston’s Health Plan


Jennifer Aniston has one of the most enviable celebrity figures in showbiz. However, behind her glamorous appearance and the sparkle is a tough fitness routine which allows her to be healthy and fit, the actress has revealed.

Speaking to Well and Good, Aniston says she wakes up early and begins her workout. “If I’m working, I’m up at 4:30, 5 a.m. If not, between 8 and 9 a.m., because I’m a late-night person—I putter. But usually when I wake up, I’ll make my standard cup of hot water with a slice of lemon in there,” the “Friends” star said.

It’s a great start to the day as drinking hot water with lemon has a lot of health benefits. It aids in digestion and flushes out toxins. It boosts the immune system and also aids in losing weight, which is a must for actors.

“Then I wash my face—my whole face regime is just soap and water to wake myself up, then some sort of Aveeno daily moisturizer that’s got SPF in it. It’s quick. I never linger too long anywhere, to be honest; things need to be as easy as possible [for me]. And when I’m in a movie I don’t have time to be leisurely, so then my whole routine gets sped up,” Aniston continues.

Sounds simple so far, doesn’t it? Next up is meditation. “There’s usually some sort of meditation at that point. Usually 20 minutes, or 10 if I can’t get the full amount of time in. It’s a set [Transcendental Meditation mantra] that I do every time,” she adds.

It’s been said that breakfast is the most important meal of the day. Here’s what’s on Aniston’s plate very morning. “Usually I’ll have a shake, with some sort of pure protein, then bananas, blueberries, frozen cherries, stevia, a vegetable mix of dynamic greens that goes in there, maca powder, and a little cacao. There’s a collagen peptide that I’ve been loving—I’ve been seeing a difference! My nails are stronger and there’s a healthier … how do you explain it? A glow. It’s sort of that working from the inside-out thing,” the 47-year-old star says.

Aniston added that if she does not have a shake, she’ll toast some bread and add egg poaches with some avocado. Millet cereals with almond milk and bananas do as well. She has recently joined the ‘Taco Cleanse’ bandwagon.

Once the stomach is full, it’s time for yoga. “I have a trainer, a wonderful woman who I do this spin-yoga class [with]. We spin for half an hour, and then do yoga for 40 minutes. That’s pretty intense. Then I go to a gym, where I do strength training or just my own thing on the treadmill, the bike, or the elliptical, just to change things up. Keeping your body confused is always the key for me.”

Well, it sounds like a lot of work to keep up in shape. But then, who said staying healthy is easy? Remember the 1980s exercise motto “No pain, no gain!”

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