Who were the best Emmy bodies? Here’s our pick of the best Healthista huns on the catwalk at this year’s Emmy awards plus the scoop on exactly how they got their hot physiques
WINNER: Actress in a Leading Role – How to Get Away with Murder
Who’d believe that this incredibly fit-looking American actress turned 50 last month? During an interview with People the actress revealed that for her role as Susie Brown for the movie ‘Get on Up’ released in 2014, she was on Hugh Jackman’s Wolverine Diet. Does the word ‘diet’ brings you thoughts of a continuously rumbling stomach and never-ending fight with yourself against cravings for your favorite foods? Forget it. The Wolverine Diet allows you to eat as many calories as you want… with just one ‘but’. You have to eat for only eight hours a day and for other sixteen you strictly commit to fasting.
Wolverine Diet allows you to eat as many calories as you want… with just one ‘but’
Hugh Jackman told Variety magazine that this diet worked for him too: ‘I have done it for at least two years. I’m finished and I don’t need to be on any diet but I’m still doing it’, he said.
On the other hand, Viola Davis doesn’t try to fit into ‘perfect’ body measurements. After her battle with stress-related disease alopecia areata (also known as spot baldness) the actress said she’s learned to love herself the way she is. In an interview with Vulture she said: ‘I have spent so much of my life not feeling comfortable in my skin. I am just so not there anymore’.
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Nominated for Best Actress in a Leading Role – The Honorable Woman
We all know that practicing yoga benefits your health in plenty of ways. This 37-year-old actress is proof that yoga is one of the best kind of sports to keep your body fit and toned. In 2011 Maggie Gyllenhaal in her interview for Self revealed that she’s been practising yoga for a long time: ‘For most of my life, I’ve done yoga and only yoga. I do a very athletic form of yoga – Ashtanga.’
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Ashtanga yoga is known as an intense, flowing style where always the poses are done in the same order.
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In 2013 the internet was awash with stories about Maggie Gyllenhaal and her husband Peter Sarsgaard working as volunteer part-time sale assistants at organic food store in NYC. Maggie Gyllenhaal admitted that she and her husband are really passionate about organic food. For Self magazine she revealed that she eats a lot of healthy food and always makes sure that she has some food with her: ‘Lentils are really good because they are healthy, they fill you up and they are packed with protein. I make three cups of lentils at a time with feta cheese and vinaigrette. You can put them in the refrigerator and then it’s lentil salad to bring on-the-go.’
Taraji P. Henson
Nominated for Best Actress in a Leading Role – Empire
Who could disagree that this 45-year-old actress looks fabulous? What’s her secret? Exercise, exercise and once again exercise. In the interview with Fashion Bomb Daily she said: ‘When I have the perfect week, I try to work out six days. Working out is hugely important for me because it makes me feel physically and mentally empowered and allows me to eat a normal diet. When I exercise it helps keep my mind clear and makes me feel calm and happy.’
When I have the perfect week, I try to work out 6 days.
Her personal trainer, Mike T of Force Fitness, in the interview with W magazine revealed that he attempts to keep her feminine curves: ‘Her derriere has been known to get a lot of attention, so I try to make sure that we keep it nice and shapely. I don’t want her to lose all of her weight.’
Her derriere has been known to get a lot of attention, so I try to make sure that we keep it nice and shapely.
Moreover, in the interview with Fashion Bomb Daily Henson revealed that she often attends Cardio Barre class where dance moves are combined with cardio exercises. Same as ballet, this fitness program improves coordination and builds long and lean muscles.
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Taraji P. Henson doesn’t put herself under any strict diets, but eats healthily. For Fashion Bomb Daily she said: ‘Let me be very clear: I love to eat, entertain, and go out with my friends. But I still eat healthy. Don’t try to put bread on the table when I am out to dinner, but I would love a glass of Pinot Noir.’
Don’t try to put bread on the table when I am out to dinner, but I would love a glass of Pinot Noir.’
Nominated for Best Actress in a Leading Role – Homeland
Claire Danes told People that her secret is very simple: ‘sleep, exercise and good eating’.
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In an interview with Vogue in 2013 Claire Danes revealed that after breaking up with her boyfriend Ben Lee ‘she discovered the power of exercise, a trainer, running to stabilize her emotions and bring some equilibrium.’ For a Daily Mail story she said that with her personal trainer Joe Dowdell she does High Intensity Circuit Training (HIIT). High Intensity Circuit Training is a form of cardiovascular exercise ideal for people who are very busy. You don’t have to spend hours and hours at the gym as this training doesn’t require a lot of equipment. All you need is dumbbells. Buy Palm Springs Dumbbell Weights Set With Stand for £20.99
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High Intensity Circuit Training is a form of cardiovascular exercise ideal for people who are very busy.
Nominated for the Best Actress in a Leading Role – Orphan Black
It looks like Canadian actress Tatiana Maslany is growing her muscles and keeping fit while cycling around her hometown Toronto.
Cycling has many great health benefits including decreased body fat levels, increased cardiovascular fitness, increased muscle strength and also decreased stress levels.
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