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Hilary Duff in Workout Gear Says "Let's Go Have Some More Fun"

Duff recently celebrated a friend’s birthday, and shared a highlight reel of the two of them on Instagram.

Hilary Duff first made waves as the titular character on the Disney Channel sitcom, Lizzie McGuire. She then starred in films like A Cinderella Story, Material Girls, and Cadet Kelly. Duff recently appeared on the sitcoms Younger and How I Met Your Father. She's also a singer, with hits like "Sparks", "So Yesterday", and "Come Clean." Duff recently celebrated a friend's birthday, and shared a highlight reel of the two of them on Instagram. In it, Duff enjoyed time in a pool and time at a restaurant. How does she stay so fit? Read on to see 5 ways Hilary Duff stays in shape and the photos that prove they work.


She Plays Tennis


Duff shared some of her wellness secrets in an interview with Shape Magazine. She says that she loves to play tennis to stay in shape. "I'm really loving that escape and that little break," she says. "It's a really complex game, and it's hard to think about other things when you're playing. It kind of drowns out all the buzzing in my head."


She Uses Mind-Muscle Connection

Duff's trainer, Dominic Leeder, has her use the mind-muscle connection when she works out. "This is the first time I've really trained like that, and it makes such a huge difference, especially with my core and not getting hurt," she says to Shape. "I'll turn [to look] over my shoulder in the car to make sure I can change lanes and I'll put my neck out. I walk differently. I hold myself differently. I eat better."


She Cooks

Duff makes sure to eat healthy, and she also loves to cook. She shared some of the healthy meals she makes for her family to Shape. "I love to roast vegetables like squash and broccoli," she says. "I'll make chicken thighs, tacos with cassava flour, arugula salads with whatever kind of fruits or vegetables I have in my fridge, and Israeli quinoa. My friend Gaby [Dalkin] is a chef and taught me how to reverse sear a steak — you cook it really slow in the oven first, and then once it's almost cooked, you throw it on a really hot grill — it's my favorite thing ever."


She Takes Care Of Her Skin

Duff has amazing skin, and she makes sure to take care of it. She shared her secrets in an interview with Marie Claire. "In the morning, I'll use toner instead of washing my face, and then I put on a serum and moisturizer.  I'm really into Biologique Recherche products right now, but I'm typically all over the map. I use different things. I like some oils from Joanna Vargas if I'm being a little gentler to my skin. Sometimes I use a balm instead of my typical day cream. I'm not always using the same stuff."


She Takes Fitness Classes

Duff tells Marie Claire that she loves to take workout classes to stay in shape. "I usually work out with Tracy Anderson. I was working out with a trainer doing more specialty design workouts with weights and stuff, and I still do like to weight lift twice a week, but when I was working out with my trainer, I was missing the social aspect of it. I like grabbing a workout or a hike with a friend. For me, it's a little more social and more motivating to be in a room of people working out instead of constantly doing it by yourself."

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