Jennifer Aniston's Yoga Instructor Mandy Ingber Shares Slimdown Tips
Jennifer Aniston has confirmed her engagement to longtime beau Justin Theroux, so what's the next step as the wedding countdown clock begins? Well, probably, finding the perfect gown, invitations, location and getting into tip-top, fighting form for the big day, of course!
Celebuzz chatted with the bride-to-be's yoga instructor Mandy Ingber, who also trains some of Hollywood's A-list leading ladies such as Kate Beckinsale and Brooke Shields, just before the happy news broke. Ingber offered some physical (and mental) health tips for getting in shape.
"[Yoga] tones muscles and stretches and opens the body for more freedom and mobility," said the yoga guru. "Connection to breath reduces stress and therefore increases health benefits."
Milestone moments such as wedding days can be stressful enough without having to worry about working out. But yoga can help de-stress while also getting toned -- making it a useful regimen leading up to 'I do.'
What other tips did Ingber share?
Skimping on the cardio won't help you achieve faster results.
"Cardio is beneficial for the heart as well as for burning fat," Ingber said. "When you change the ratio of stored fat to lean muscle mass, your metabolism is increased and you burn more just standing in line at the grocery store check-out line."
The yoga trainer and mastermind behind Yogalosophy DVD and Yogalosophy 28 Day Mind Body Makeover (SEAL press May 2013) stresses the importance of finding a workout that is tailored specifically for each individual.
"I think people should choose what feels good to them and what motivates them. The idea of choosing one over the other isn't really an issue. any exercise is good if you enjoy it. I personally believe that the way you do things and the attitude you have has a great effect on the result."
She added, "If you love full body movements, and connecting with your core as you move the overall body, then yoga just may be your thing. It's surprisingly challenging."
Aniston is definitely up for the challenge! The actress who appears in Ingber's Yogalosophy DVD makes note of the drastic changes that regular yoga practice has had on her overall well-being.
At 43-years-old, the former Friends star is in the best shape of her life and seems to be only getting better with age.
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