We often report on how celebrities stay in shape – they tend to have the best personal trainers and nutritionists on hand to advise them, who sometimes share their “secrets”. However, Cameron Diaz has decided to take the initiative and is writing her own fitness and weight loss book, so her fans can learn how to stay in great shape.
Celebrities like Cameron Diaz work very hard to maintain their slim and healthy bodies. It was Gwyneth Paltrow who said “It’s not luck, it’s not fairy dust, it’s not good genes. It’s killing myself for an hour and a half five days a week“. And as anyone who has approached middle age knows, it does not get any easier as we grow older.
Over 2 Decades of Expert Health Advice
Cameron Diaz will be 40 at the end of the month (she was born on 30th August 1972) and is certainly still looking excellent. She started her career as a model when she was 17 years old, and was featured on the cover of Just Seventeen. She started acting when she was 21, The Mask was her first film.
What this means is that for the last 23 years Cameron Diaz has had to ensure that she looks stunning at all times and although she has had the support of an excellent team she has also learned a lot of invaluable information during this time. Now she is sharing it with us in her own book.
Teddy Bass Influence
Diaz’s most recent personal trainer is Teddy Bass. He has shared her fitness routines with Fit Sugar in 2010 and said that for a middle-aged woman to stay in good shape they should perform a combination of Pilates, cardio, and weight training. Pilates helps to strength and tone the muscles as well as improving flexibility and strength in ligaments and tendons. Cardio is vital for good health and lung health and keeps the body healthy and fit. Weight training helps to tone and add curves.
Diaz exercises very often, and aims to do cardio 3 to 5 times a week, but first comes Pilates, and then the weights and cardio. For weight training she performs compound weight training exercises using a reflexively light weight. Squats and lunges form a large part of the weight training, as these build and tone the glutes and thighs to create a curvier butt.
The book will be published by HarperCollins and will focus on providing young women with honest health, fitness and nutrition advice. The name of the book has not yet been announced.
Diaz’s wish is to engage and empower women to make themselves healthier and happier through lifestyle improvements. We can expect to see fitness workouts, diet plans, healthy meals and general advice on staying active, motivated and keeping a positive outlook on life.
Photo of Cameron Diaz by Caroline Renouard of Pixiel Association, released on Creative Commons licence.