Nicole Scherzinger Shares Tips for Staying Fit and Fab
Nicole Scherzinger, 43, is incredibly honest about her physical and mental health journey. Before she skyrocketed to Pussycat Dolls fame, the singer and dancer struggled with a severe eating disorder that almost derailed her wellbeing and career. In the years since, she has learned how to be the healthiest and happiest version of herself. Luckily, she is continually sharing her wisdom, tips, tricks, and secrets with her fans. Celebwell has compiled a list of her best tips on how to stay mentally and physically fit, and the photos that prove they work.
Make Smart Food Choices
Nicole believes in eating healthy—most of the time. "Don't deprive yourself of anything because eventually you'll crave it and then you might binge on it. Everything in moderation," she said to Women's Health UK. "For breakfast I love eggs and toast and smoked salmon or bacon, or porridge. For lunch I like maybe some soup or some sushi. For dinner, anything from pasta to rice, and meats and veggies, to sushi. When I'm going to indulge, I love pasta, pizza, I love Mexican with lots of cheese. I love French fries, or crisps – salt and vinegar crisps. In terms of snacks: almonds, coconut water, bits of coconut, baby carrots."
Try Different Workouts
Nicole is all about mixing up her workouts, revealing to Women's Health UK that she has a few go-tos. "In a typical workout I would run on the treadmill, maybe 20 mins, then try to do some squats, some sit-ups on the exercise ball, some yoga stretches. When I'm home I like to take a spinning class called Soul Cycle or I like to do hot yoga – a modified version of bikram yoga – or hiking, and core power yoga in LA." And of course, she dances! "I mean, I heard that dancing and laughing gives you better abs than crunches anyway," she captioned a recent post.
Find a Workout Buddy
Need a little nudge to exercise? Enlist a workout buddy. "Me and my girlfriends support each other for the gym. Because, you know, it's hard to be motivated sometimes, so when you go you push each other, – we try to do different things," she told Women's Health UK. "We'll go hiking one day and then we'll try a sculpting hot yoga class, then we'll do a cardio. We just motivate each other."
Make Fitness Your Hobby
Sure, it's important to get a solid workout in. But for Nicole, staying active is a lifestyle. Her social media is filled with snaps of all some of her favorite outdoor activities, which include hiking, surfing, and jogging on the beach.
Use Exercise to Destress
Nicole uses exercise to promote her mental health. "I travel so much it's so important for me to sweat it out. It's not only for physical being, but mostly for my mental well-being. It keeps me centered, focused, strong and helps me get in the right frame of mind for my work ahead. Preparation is key. Prepare yourself so when the opportunity comes, you are ready!" she wrote on Instagram.