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7 Secrets From Halle Berry to Melt Away Pounds and Tone Your Body

Here’s how she stays in shape.

Halle Berry has starred in several amazing films. Her first role was in the 1992 film Boomerang. She's a former Bond Girl, appearing in Die Another Day. Berry biggest role was in Monster's Ball, which led her to become the first actress of color to win the Academy Award for Best Actress. Berry is also considered one of the most attractive women in Hollywood. How does she stay so fit? Read on to see 7 ways Halle Berry stays in shape and the photos that prove they work—and to get beach-ready yourself, don't miss these essential 30 Best-Ever Celebrity Bathing Suit Photos!


She Works Out At Home

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Berry shared some of her wellness secrets in an interview with InStyle. She says that she likes to workout at home, and uses virtual fitness programs to help her. "During quarantine, I've been focusing a lot on self-care and started working out at home," she says. "Which is why the partnership with FitOn and rē*spin is so fitting. One of my favorite workouts on the app is the rē*spin Plyo Agility."


She Does A Variety Of Workouts


Berry revealed some of her favorite workouts to InStyle. "It always varies! Over the past few years, I went from training for John Wick 3 to my upcoming film and directorial debut BRUISED. Some days I'd work on strength and cardio and others I'd do yoga and stretching, all while I did a few hours of martial arts training each day."


She Makes Sure To Recover

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In addition to working out, Berry also prioritizes her recovery. She tells InStyle that she likes to take cold showers as a form of recovery. "For me, it's been important not to overstress my body. Taking cold hot showers has been a good recovery ritual." UCLA Health states, "Going from a hot to cold shower — even for a couple of minutes — might protect you from circulating viruses. The shock of cold water can stimulate the blood cells that fight off infection (leukocytes). One study in the Netherlands found that people who switched to cold showers for 30, 60, or 90 seconds for 90 days called out sick from work 29% less than people who didn't switch to cold showers."


She Intermittent Fasts


Berry tells InStyle that she likes to intermittent fast each day. "I can't skip my Bulletproof coffee each morning," she revealed. "It allows me to fast until 2 or 3 pm." John Hopkins Medicine states that intermittent fasting has a lot of benefits. "Studies discovered that intermittent fasting boosts working memory in animals and verbal memory in adult humans. Intermittent fasting improved blood pressure and resting heart rates as well as other heart-related measurements."


She Takes Care Of Her Mental Health

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Berry tells InStyle that she is prioritizing her mental health. "I've also found that taking care of my mental health has been crucial during these odd times. I just launched my Journal on Joy at rē·spin which is part of my bedtime routine. It is a space to record memories that make you smile and helps me focus on positivity and gratitude. Also reading self-help books on ways to stay grounded and centered during this time has been widely helpful and inspirational."


She Values Her Wellness


For Berry, living a healthy lifestyle is important to her. "I was a gymnast growing up and was physically active at a young age," she tells InStyle. "At 22, I was diagnosed with diabetes and it became critical for me to manage my nutrition and diet. It really transformed my life and taught me how valuable my body is."


She Does Planks


Berry opened up about some of her favorite exercises with Women's Health. "One abs move I do incorporate into my workouts pretty often is planks. I never did planks back in the day, but they've made a huge difference for my core strength and definition. Sometimes, I'll just hold a plank for as long as I can. My abs start to ache first, but pretty soon my entire body feels like it's on fire."

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