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Kate Beckinsale in Workout Gear Says "Fitness Used to be My Passion"

“Well. Fitness used to be my passion…..” she jokes in the caption.

Kate Beckinsale is chasing her dog around the gym. In a new social media post the actress shows off her fit-at-50 body in a workout ensemble while sharing her new joy in life. "Well. Fitness used to be my passion….." she jokes in the caption. "This wins the internet for me today @katebeckinsale," her trainer, Gunnar Peterson, commented. "What a good dog," added another one of her followers. How does the actress keep her body looking forever young? Here is everything you need to know about her lifestyle habits. 



Kate is a devoted yogi. She maintains that the practice keeps her limber and protects her body. "I haven't been injured while doing an action movie, and I think it's partially from practicing yoga," she told Women's Health. There is a laundry list of reasons to do yoga, explains Harvard Health. "Researchers found that people who practiced yoga for at least 30 minutes once a week for at least four years, gained less weight during middle adulthood," they said. "People who were overweight actually lost weight. Overall, those who practiced yoga had lower body mass indexes (BMIs) compared with those who did not practice yoga. Researchers attributed this to mindfulness. Mindful eating can lead to a more positive relationship with food and eating."


Clean Eating


Kate is a clean eater."I was a vegetarian for a really long time because I am incredibly squeamish about meat," she told Shape. However, one of her trainers noticed her lack of energy, and recommended that she add chicken and fish back into her diet. "So I did, and that helped me." Overall she maintains a clean diet, trying to avoid sugar and refined carbohydrates as they make her feel "very sluggish" she told Delish. She tries to eat protein and vegetables, which "suit my body very nicely," she said. 


Compound Exercises

Kate works out with Brad Siskind of Gunnar Peterson's gym, who recently dished about their sessions. "The whole hour is work," he told Women's Health. She starts off with eight compound exercises that work two muscle groups simultaneously – like bicep curl as she squats, or situps with combination punches. Then she does 90 to 120 seconds of a cardio interval, like rowing or the VersaClimber, then repeats the entire circuit with heavier weights, added bands, or faster reps. After her 45 minute circuit workout, she might finish with a cardio interval using a rubber Inertia Wave, or one-leg pushes on a curved SkillMill treadmill. After her workout, she will stretch. 


Separating Cardio and Strength Training

Kate might do two-a-days, but will split up cardio and strength training. "I wake up, eat something, and go straight to the gym," she told Women's Health. "If I'm going to do cardio, I'll do it later on in the day," she said.


Trampoline Jumping

Kate is one of the many stars who enjoys trampoline fitness. "It makes you feel kind of jolly!" she said. Adding a spring to your step can help you get into shape faster. A NASA study published in the Journal of Applied Physiology claims that rebounding exercise is 68 percent more efficient than jogging. As far as calories burned, a study by the American Council on Exercise found that mini trampoline workouts effectively burn an average of 12.4 calories per minute for men and 9.4 calories per minute for women. According to a 2016 in the Journal of Sport and Health Science trampoline jumping also helps with bone density and strength.

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