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Jennifer Lopez in Plunging Tuxedo Leotard Stuns on Rolling Stone Cover

Here’s how the 52-year-old is in the best shape of her life. 

Jennifer Lopez is flaunting her flat abs on the cover of Rolling Stone! The incredibly fit actress rocks a super revealing Balmain suit, perfectly showing off her famous figure. How does the 52-year-old actress stay in the best shape of her life, looking decades younger than she actually is? It all boils down to a healthy lifestyle and taking care of herself from the inside out. Read on to see 8 ways J Lo. 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 Takes Care of Herself From Within

In the interview with Rolling Stone Jennifer reveals that she goes to therapy and admits she has "become much more spiritual" since having kids. She also prays and repeats affirmations, including "I am whole; I am good on my own; I love the universe, the universe loves me," throughout the day. "I try to always live from a place of gratitude," she said. "But today, especially, if you ask me what my first thought was, it was, 'Thank you. Thank you, God, for this day. Thank you for my life, what it is.'"


Her Workouts Evolve As She Ages

Lopez continues evolving her approach to exercise as she ages. "In my 20s and 30s I used to work out but not like I do now," she explained in InStyle's 2021 The Beauty Issue. "It's not that I work out more; I just work out harder and smarter. And it doesn't take me as long as it did in the past. I do it more for my health than I do for looks, which is funny. When you do things for the right reasons, you actually look better!"


She Hydrates

Jennifer drinks a ton of water. Her trainer, Dodd Romero, told  US Weekly that she "drinks a minimum of seven glasses a day." "So how much fluid does the average, healthy adult living in a temperate climate need? The U.S. National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine determined that an adequate daily fluid intake is:

  • About 15.5 cups (3.7 liters) of fluids a day for men
  • About 11.5 cups (2.7 liters) of fluids a day for women

These recommendations cover fluids from water, other beverages and food. About 20% of daily fluid intake usually comes from food and the rest from drinks," says the Mayo Clinic.


She Avoids Fad Diets


You won't find Jennifer trying any fad diets. "You got to work out, you got to watch what you eat," she told Us Weekly. "It's a job— you've got to buckle down." According to Dodd her diet consists of protein, vegetables, fats, carbohydrates and water. She also "stays away from processed foods and gets her nutrients from whole sources." Egg whites, white meat turkey, chicken breast and grass-fed beef three to four times a week serve as her main protein sources, while she gets fats in the form of fish—including salmon and sea bass that contains high levels of omega-3s and 6s—and "a handful" of nuts per day. Veggies are also a big part of her diet as are complex carbs like sweet potatoes, brown rice, quinoa, rice bread and oatmeal, which she'll eat with fresh berries.


She Refuses to Deprive Herself

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J.Lo won't deprive herself. "Throughout the years I've learned the importance of maintaining a healthier […] diet," she told People. "I still eat some of the foods I love, but in moderation. I don't deprive myself."


She Maintains Variety with Workouts

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J.Lo does a lot of strength training but also sprinkles in other kinds of workouts, including pole dancing. "I have a lot of respect for people who do the pole," J.Lo told Jimmy Kimmel after playing a stripper in Hustlers and having a pole installed in her home. "It's, like, acrobatic, it's a different muscle group," she said. "And the things that they do with their legs and everything and go upside down…it's hard."


She Is in the Best Shape of Her Life

J.Lo is well aware that she looks better than ever "I'm in the best shape of my life," she admitted to InStyle. She has no qualms about flaunting her figure on social media, because she earned it!


She Doesn't Skip a Workout

"Very rarely will I skip my workout," she told Us Weekly. "Sometimes, I work too late the night before, and I'm like, 'Ugh, I can't do this.' But I tell myself, 'Just do it. It's only an hour.' It's just talking yourself off the ledge of being a lazy bum."

Leah Groth
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