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Hilary Duff in Bathing Suit is "Appreciating my Health"

Here’s how she stays in shape.

Hilary Duff is on the cover of this month's issue of Women's Health. And she is looking amazing. In it, the actress posed in a blue one-piece swimsuit with white trim. In her interview, Duff says that she is appreciating herself and her body right now. "I'm appreciating my health, doing activities that make me feel strong instead of just bettering the outside of my body." How does she stay so fit? Read on to see 5 ways Hilary Duff 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 Goes To Therapy

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Duff has been in the public eye since she was a teenager. She opened up about how she handles this to Harper's Bazaar. Duff says that she goes to therapy. "But, really, therapy has helped. Because when gossip magazines, and then social media, came [about], everything you do is talked about and highlighted. It's really a lot of pressure, and I think letting go and just not caring, not reading and knowing that it's not real, and that probably next week something else is going to come and replace it, and then it's forgotten about."


She Doesn't Take Things Personally

Duff tells Harper's Bazaar that she doesn't take anything too personally. Instead, she focuses on the real important things in her life. "Everything is so fickle now," Duff says. "Everything is moving so fast. We're processing information so fast that I think I just try to hang onto what's real in my household, in my world, and that's been the easiest way to become a full person."


She Mixes It Up

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Duff works with personal trainer Dominic Leeder. He opened up about her fitness secrets to FOX News, after she appeared on the cover of Women's Health. Leeder says that the actress does a lot of different things to stay in shape. "Duff is a fan of variety in the gym, so every single training session was different," Leeder said. "Each workout consisted of movements that focused on engaging the star's lower core muscles and involved a mix of cardio, high-intensity interval training and resistance training." 


She's Motivated

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Leeder tells FOX News that Duff is extremely motivated. Especially when she was prepping for her Women's Health shoot. "For this, she was on it. I didn't really have to push too hard. Every now and again she would say, 'No' and I'd say, 'Yes, we're doing this.' She's not a difficult client in the slightest. She works hard."


She's Comfortable With Herself

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In her Women's Health interview, Duff opened up about body image. She says that she is comfortable with herself and her body. "I think that, at 34, I have just gained a lot of respect for my body," Duff added. "It's taken me all of the places I need to go. It's helped me build a beautiful family. I feel like the older I get, the more confident I get in my own skin. And my body's been many different shapes and sizes, and I'm really just fascinated by, one, being a woman. And, two, all the changes that your body can go through throughout your lifetime."

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