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Brooke Shields in Workout Gear "Tried Boxing for the First Time"

Here is everything you need to know about her diet and fitness routine.

Brooke Shields is exploring new workouts. In a new social media post shared by her trainer, Ngo Okafor, the legendary actress shows off her amazing body in exercise clothes while packing some punches. "Brooke is an incredible woman, she's never afraid of trying new things. Today, she took on a new challenge and tried boxing for the first time!" he wrote in the caption. "Step into new workout activity , unleash your inner strength, and discover a new level of fitness and confidence." He also went on to explain why boxing is such a great workout. Why should you consider boxing and what other things does she do to stay in shape? Here is everything you need to know about her diet and fitness routine. 


Boxing Is Great for Your Physical Health

"Boxing isn't just about throwing punches – it's a powerful tool that offers incredible benefits for women's physical health," explains Okafor in the post. "Boxing is a full-body workout that engages muscles you never knew you had. It improves cardiovascular health, strength, agility, and coordination. Plus, it's a fantastic way to boost your metabolism and burn calories effectively."


Boxing Helps Build Mental Strength


Boxing is also good for mental strength. "Boxing is not just about physical prowess; it also builds mental resilience," he says. "The focus, determination, and discipline required in boxing can help women develop confidence, reduce stress, and enhance their overall mental well-being."


Strength Training

During a recent interview with Celebwell, Okafor revealed that consistency is a key part of the star's approach. "Brooke and I would usually train for one hour, three to four days a week. Our sessions are results driven," the Iconoclast Fitness gym owner said. Her sessions usually consist of strength training circuits and abs, with cardio bursts mixed in, with a goal to keep Brooke's heart rate elevated while she lifts weights, "which will enable her to burn more calories than lifting alone," Ngo told Celebwell. "I would have Brooke do lighter weights, with high repetitions. This makes the exercises more cardiovascular in nature, which burns more calories. The goal is always to burn 10 calories per minute."



Brooke also does 30 minutes of cardio on her own. "The other two days would be cardio and stretching days," he says. "She would do an hour of low impact cardio (to ensure that she didn't get injured), abs and stretching."


No Drastic Diets

"We've been taught, 'Deny yourself pleasure.' But moderation is harder because it requires really committing to balance," Brooke told Health about her approach to eating. "I find that if I say, 'I'm not gonna eat ice cream' or 'I'm not gonna drink,' all I want to do is drink and eat ice cream. It's some kind of psychological battle."


Sleep and Hydration

Brooke feels the healthiest "when I get enough sleep and drink enough water," she told Healthy Living Magazine. "I don't think there's a trick to being healthy; I think we all know what our limitations are."



Meditation is instrumental in getting Brooke to exercise, she claims, explaining that signing up for meditation led by Deepak Chopra and it was a game changer. "Before that, I'd never focused on the spiritual element of exercise or the idea of honoring your body and soul. Those were just words before; they didn't feel realistic. Working out has never been Zen for me," she told InStyle. "When you meditate, you may clear away the information overload that builds up every day and contributes to your stress," says the Mayo Clinic. Benefits include:

  • Gaining a new perspective on stressful situations
  • Building skills to manage your stress
  • Increasing self-awareness
  • Focusing on the present
  • Reducing negative emotions
  • Increasing imagination and creativity
  • Increasing patience and tolerance
  • Lowering resting heart rate
  • Lowering resting blood pressure
  • Improving sleep quality
Leah Groth
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