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Adelaide Kane in Workout Gear Says "Live, Laugh and Leg Cramps"

“I’ve taken up running & I plan on being insufferable about it.”

Adelaide Kane is best known for playing Mary, Queen of Scots on the CW series, Reign. Kane has also appeared in Teen Wolf, Once Upon A Time, and Neighbors. Kane is currently appearing on Grey's Anatomy. She recently did some running, and shared some highlights on her Instagram story. She captioned one photo, "I've taken up running & I plan on being insufferable about it." She captioned the other, "Live, laugh, leg cramps." How does she stay so fit? Read on to see 5 ways Adelaide Kane stays in shape and the photos that prove they work.


She Runs

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As you can see from her Instagram stories, Kane runs to stay fit. ACE Fitness states that running has a lot of health benefits. "Since running is basically a more intense version of walking, it shouldn't come as a surprise to hear that the two activities share a lot of benefits. Runners had a 30 percent lower risk of death from any cause and a 45 percent lower risk of death from heart disease than non-runners, according to a study published in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology. It can also help you lose weight, not just because the average 140-pound person burns approximately 13.2 calories per minute, according to the American Council of Exercise, but because they continue burning an elevated number of calories post-run (that's called the afterburn effect, and it lasted five minutes longer for runners than it did for walkers in a study published in the The Journal of Strength & Conditioning Research). Running also strengthens your muscles, joints and bones, thanks to that repetitive impact."


She Does Yoga

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Kane shared some of her favorite workouts in an interview with Tone It Up. "Yoga helps calm my mind and has a great detoxing effect," she says. The Mayo Clinic states that yoga has a lot of benefits. "Regardless of the type, the practice of yoga brings together physical and mental disciplines that may help you achieve peacefulness of body and mind, relax, and manage the stress and anxiety associated with being a busy mom and living with cancer. Yoga can provide three primary benefits that a typical gym routine may not provide: improved nervous system function, improved joint range of motion and improved dynamic balance."


She Hikes

Kane tells Tone It Up that she likes to go on hikes to stay in shape. "Hiking is a social workout for me when I just want an excuse to go for a nice walk with my friends," she says. Dr. Edward Phillips, assistant professor of physical medicine and rehabilitation at Harvard Medical School, tells Harvard Health states that hiking has a lot of benefits. "Hiking over uneven terrain requires more energy than walking on a level surface, so it burns more calories," he says. "If you are hiking uphill, your body has to work even harder. A rigorous hike may offer many of the same physical benefits as interval training, which alternates low- and high-intensity exercise to increase cardiovascular fitness. During a hike, your heart rate goes up as you move up an incline and drops when you head downhill."


She Does Pilates

Kane loves to do Pilates, and tells Tone It Up, "Pilates gives me toning and I don't have to go more than twice a week to see results." The Houston Methodist states that Pilates has a lot of benefits. "In working the entire body, though, Pilates' movements are primarily designed to target your core muscles, including your: Abdominal muscles. Hip muscles. Gluteal muscles. Lower and upper back muscles. Inner thigh muscles."


She Eats Healthy

Kane makes sure to eat healthy, and talked about her diet in a YouTube video with Women's Health. "I don't like being restrictive with my eating. I've had a long history of digestive issues which have forced me to be restrictive for elimination diets. So my healthiest version of eating is  when I can eat and enjoy my food in the morning. I have to have protein so I usually poach or fry or scrambled eggs  and have it with toast. I can't do the no carb thing. It makes me insane. It's usually eggs and toast with like avocado or maybe some like pan roasted cherry tomatoes and and tea. Breakfast is my most important meal of the day and without protein I crash and burn a couple of hours later."

Anna Bechtel
Anna Bechtel is a freelance writer currently based in Hamden, CT. Read more
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