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Busy Philipps in Bathing Suit is "Lovely"

Here are her top diet and fitness tips.

Busy Philipps is sliding into midsummer in her swimsuit! In one of her most recent Instagram posts the actress and mother shares a bunch of photos revealing what she has been up to lately, and it involves ice cream, family, Ken's salad dressing, and going down water slides in her swimsuit – and looking fabulously fit while she's at it. "Lovely," said a fan. How does the star maintain her fit physique? Read on to see 6 of Busy Philipps top tips for staying 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!


Learn How to Exercise

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"In the early 2000s, I was asked to lose weight for a part, which is not an uncommon thing that happens in Hollywood," Busy explained to People about her introduction to working out "Although, maybe it's getting better now, I don't know. I hope so, for young actors starting out. But I was told to lose weight for a part, and they sent me to [celebrity trainer] Gunnar Peterson, and he showed me a way into fitness by introducing me to spin classes, showing me the workouts, all that stuff."


Find Healthy Inspiration and Inspire Others

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Don't workout to lose weight. Do it for a greater reason. What inspires Busy to break a sweat? "My girls have a different experience because their dad goes to spin class always every day, they know that. I do my workout every morning, they know that," she told People "I feel like modeling behavior for younger generations is so important, and that's part of the reason why I post my workouts on the [Instagram] stories."


Have Fun with Fitness

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Bored of regular exercise routine? Find something a little more racy. After discovering pole dancing for a movie role, Busy showed off her move in an Instagram post. "Got to go back to my pole work today after healing my bruised ribs and I learned a new thing," she wrote in the caption. "It took a few tries but I got there!" 


Exercise for Mental Health

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Exercise for your body…and your mind. Busy explained to Health in 2018 that working out is like therapy for her. "For me, getting the endorphins and the sweat every morning is part of what I think helps me keep [my anxiety] in check," she said.


Avoid Stepping On the Scale

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"I stopped weighing myself almost two years ago, because I noticed that it was giving me anxiety and really affecting my mood," she told Health. "If you are somebody who wants to make a life change and that scale gets you the motivation of, like, 'Yes, I got down two lbs. this week!' I for sure get that. But for me, just being stable in my body has helped me a lot."


Exercise Daily

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Busy breaks a sweat nearly every day that ends in y. "I work out seven days most weeks, but I'm also not hard on myself. If I wake up and I'm exhausted and I can't … do it, then I'll give myself a break. I also think there's a point where I know to push through, 'cause I'll feel better after I do it," she told Health. "The best thing you can do if you're hungover is work out, and then you feel 100 percent better — even if you're still drunk when you get on the SoulCycle bike."

Leah Groth
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