August 22, 2010 11:00 AM by Nancy Floyd
Want to have a body likeÂ Carrie Underwood? Now you can! TheÂ American Idol star shares her fitness secrets, health tips, and diet advice to WebMD magazine. From regularly washing her hands to taking naps, Carrie Underwood dishes on the most important rituals in her health and fitness routine…
Carrie Underwood has one of the most admirable bodies in show business and now she’s sharing her secrets. TheÂ American Idol star shares all of her fitness and health tips and secrets with WebMD magazine.Â First things first, exercise is key. Carrie Underwood admits that her killer body is the result of regular workouts and she actually enjoys hitting the gym. “Cardio makes me feel good, it makes me happy,” she says. “It really makes a noticeable difference.”
The country crooner’s best defense against sickness? Eating healthy!Â Â ”I’m not a huge pill taker,” she admits, “because I feel like our bodies are designed to take what we need out of food. So I don’t want to make my body deficient and make it depend on what I take. I’d rather eat and drink things that are good for me.” Another way to avoid spreading germs is by practicing good hygiene.Â ”I’d rather take preventive measures than get sick and try to battle things off. So I do wash my hands quite a bit,” she explains.
With her hectic schedule, rest is imperative for Carrie Underwood. “I enjoy naps but only on days off, because I can take, like, a three-hour one,” she says. “I’ll take a nap if it’s just a total rainy day off and there’s nothing you can do anyway.”
Lastly, Carrie Underwood thinks the most important step a person can take to feel good is to give back to others.Â ”People think, ‘I don’t have time to volunteer,’ but there are little things you can do to make the world better and raise awareness, whatever your passion is,” the American Idol star says.Â ”Like if you go to facebook.com/Pedigree, you can become a fan, and they’ll donate a bowl of food to a shelter dog. That’s a free meal, and it took 30 seconds of your life.”
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