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Jessica Alba reveals exactly what her workout routine entails

September 8, 2016
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Jessica Alba constantly has her fans coveting her enviably toned physique, and now the 35-year-old has shared exactly what her fitness routine involves. The mother-of-two has spoken candidly about how she fits in workout sessions in her hectic work schedule, as well as the diet she follows to maintain her healthy lifestyle.

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Jessica Alba has opened up about her fitness routine

"If I work out four times, I consider it a successful week," she told SHAPE magazine, for whom she is the October cover star. "But it's typically more like two to three days a week because that's what I have time for."

Jessica admitted that she tries to exercise every day, even if it means cutting back on sleep. She explained: "I take Spin or hot yoga classes in the morning, and I sacrifice sleep to fit them in. For me, the benefits of exercise are more mental than physical. Working out takes away that little edge so that I feel happier and more productive and my brain can get kick started."

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The actress works out two to three days a week

The Into the Blue actress also opened up about her healthy eating habits, admitting that she considers them just as important as her exercise sessions.

"With exercise, I get a little more toned and I definitely feel strong, but my diet is much more important if I'm trying to slim down," she said. "In that case, I usually don't eat gluten, dairy, fried foods or processed foods. I try to stick to a diet that's low in sugar and carbs and high in lean protein and vegetables."


It's been a busy few weeks for the American beauty, who recently announced the exciting news that she is expanding her Honest Beauty range to include a line of haircare products. To celebrate, the actress shared a stunning photo of herself on Instagram in which she wears her hair down in bouncy, voluminous curls, after having used the products to style the look.

"It's a big day for @honest_beauty – Haircare is here!" she wrote in the accompanying caption to her 8.6 million followers. "We've been working on this line for years. Breakthrough botanicals + pro hair formulas. I know you're going to love it as much as I do! Link in bio! #honestbeauty."

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