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Busy Philipps in Bathing Suit Shows Off "Summer Wardrobe"

Here’s how she approaches health and fitness.

Busy Philipps is heating up social media! The 42-year-old actress shared an attention-grabbing swimsuit snap on Instagram Sunday, and had a lot on her mind. "1. Is my summer wardrobe crocheted bathing suit top, cut off jean shorts and free promotional @kingshawaiian Crocs?! I say yes. 2. A selfie I sent to @jennymollen showing off the @tovamalibu rainbow necklace she gave me and telling her to come buy all the vintage glasses at @casertaeye because they have literally every vintage frame ever made 3. SPEAKING OF JENNY: @jennymollen 's influencer book boxes are almost ready to go out! Preorder her book CITY OF LIKES now and visit her insta to find out how to enter to get your own! Also- Jenny wants you to know that *I* sent out the very first influencer book box with my memoir and she believes I need to be taking more credit for it. 4. SPEAKING OF BOOKS 5. Two things: 1. Birdie doesn't even pretend they care about stealing my clothes at this point and 2. Last night I did Birdie's hair for a bat mitzvah and I used hot rollers and WHY AREN'T WE ALL USING HOT ROLLERS ALL THE TIME?! 6. @pilot_brooklyn oysters are AS GREAT AS THE VIEW (see the pic of bird as proof) 7. AN ENTIRE MOOD SLASH IT ME SLASH ARENT WE ALLLLLLLLLLL😭❤️👍🤷‍♀️happy Sunday. I hope you had a lovely weekend…" How does the actress keep herself so fit? Read on to see 6 ways Busy Philipps 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!

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She Works Out with Gunnar Peterson

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Busy regularly works out with a certain celebrity trainer. "In the early 2000s, I was asked to lose weight for a part, which is not an uncommon thing that happens in Hollywood," she told People. "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."

2

Her Children Inspire Her to Exercise

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Busy maintains that one of her biggest motivations to stay fit is her children. "My girls have a different experience because their dad [husband Marc Silverstein] 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."

3

She Has Tried Pole Dancing

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Busy recently learned how to pole dance for a movie role. In an Instagram post, Philipps showed off her moves. "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!" 

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She Exercises for Mental Health

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Busy revealed to Health in 2018 that exercise is a great way to keep her mental health in check. "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.

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She Doesn't Weigh Herself

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Busy doesn't depend on numbers. "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."

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She Works Out Daily

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"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," Philipps 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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