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Unveiling the Workout Secrets That Keep Ariana Madix in Star Shape

Madix is currently starring as Roxie Hart in Chicago.

Ariana Madix first came into prominence in 2013, when she joined the cast of the Bravo series, Vanderpump Rules. She quickly was seen as a fan-favorite on the show, and after her long-time boyfriend and fellow cast member, Tom Sandoval, cheated on her with another cast member, she became even more beloved. Madix has released her own cocktail book, Fancy AF, appeared in several commercials and placed third on the most recent season of Dancing With The Stars. Madix is currently starring as Roxie Hart in Chicago. How does she stay so fit? Read on to see 5 ways Ariana Madix stays in shape and the photos that prove they work.


She Dances

Madix is an avid dancer. Harvard Health states that dancing has a lot of benefits. "The evidence for the health benefits of exercise is indisputable. Physiologic studies have demonstrated that regular activity builds muscle and bone, reduces fat, increases aerobic capacity, lowers blood pressure, and improves the ratio of 'good' to 'bad' cholesterol. Dance has been shown to have all the benefits of other forms of exercise. Moreover, by incorporating music, dance may have benefits beyond those of exercise alone. Music stimulates the brain's reward centers, while dance activates its sensory and motor circuits. Dancing has improved balance, gait, and quality of life in people with Parkinson's disease and related movement disorders. And several — but not all — studies have indicated that mastering dance movements and patterns yields greater improvements in memory and problem-solving than walking does."


She Wears Sunscreen

Madix has amazing skin and makes sure to take care of it. She shared her secrets with Byrdie. "I never, ever skip my SPF. My bestie taught me the best combo: EltaMD regular and tinted mixed together for the perfect protection and skin tint. My biggest mistake was getting in tanning beds and rebuking SPF. I always tan and never burn so I thought I was somehow immune to the damage the sun can cause. I was very wrong and dealt with melanoma in 2018. Now you'll never catch me without UV protection!"


She's Consistent With Skincare

When it comes to skincare, Madix makes sure to take care of it consistently. She explained to Byrdie, "Consistency is key! Even if I don't have time to do an entire routine, if I'm consistently cleansing my face and applying something to seal in moisture, I'll wake up feeling so much better. If I do a full routine once a week or once a month, it won't have the same effect."


She Stays Hydrated On Flights


Madix is all about hydration, especially when she's taking a flight. She shared her secrets for staying hydrated on flights to Byrdie. "I never fly without eye patches. Right now, I'm loving the Nip + Fab Hyaluronic Fix Extreme Jelly Eye Patches ($20). I put them on when we start our descent; it helps to look less dehydrated after flying. It's not a product, but I buy the biggest bottle of water I can find in the terminal and make myself chug it."


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Madix is open about her struggles with body image, an eating disorder, and mental health. She talked about this in an essay with SELF. "I am putting myself out there being on reality TV, but it's really tough to be judged. Part of me feels like there are so many people who are just like me, and if I go away or if I'm not around or if it gets to be too much for me, then they won't see anybody they can relate to. I definitely feel less alone because of everything I've been through on TV and through telling my story. I meet people all the time who have gone through similar things, and I think that's a really big blessing that's come from this experience: They, in turn, make me feel not alone."

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