Halle Berry Reveals the Surprising Health Habit that Helps Her Slow Down Aging
Academy Award winner Halle Berry is unquestionably one of the most beautiful people in Hollywood – not just physically though, as she regularly uses her platform to inspire people to live a more healthy and meaningful life through fitness, beauty and health tips.
Her latest post in the popular #FridayFitness hashtag series involved a surprising health and beauty secret. Beyond regularly working out and making sure that her workouts are always fun and inspiring, Berry shared her own personal youth elixir: bone broth.
This #FitnessFriday let’s have fun while we work out! Trust me, I know how hard it is to get motivated at times, but when my workout is fun, it’s a whole lot easier! Every once in a while Peter and I just need to have a good time and get recharged! So today we share some ways to work out with a partner and have fun too!! I also want to share one of my secret weapons that I think has helped me defy my age and look and feel younger than my years. The secret is Bone Broth! It’s made with bones that are simmered for at least 8 hours. I like to slow cook my bones in my crock pot for 24 hours. The purpose is to cook the bones until they produce gelatin collagen and trace minerals that support the immune system and helps with the development of healthy joints, bones, ligaments and tendons as well as hair and SKIN! These nutrients are considered “beauty foods” because they help the body with proper structural alignment and beautiful skin and hair. The collagen in #bonebroth also helps with digestion and heals your gut lining and reduces intestinal inflammation. It’s important to find bones from humanely raised healthy animals. 100% grass-fed cows, bison, lamb and organic chicken bones. Wild game like deer and antelope are great as well. You can drink it plain or how I like it with a little salt, ground pepper and crushed garlic. I know for some this may sound nasty as hell, but I promise you, it’s not bad at all and drinking bone both will slow down your inevitable race to the finish line! Look for the bone broth recipe and fun exercises in my fitness highlight at the top of my profile. Enjoy 💪🏽❤ . Exercises: -Light as a feather 20 jumps for 3/5 sets One person working core the other working legs cardio and core -Stickem up Both working core and upper body 20 reps per side for 3/5 sets -London bridge One works chest triceps The other works legs and cardio 10 reps in each direction for 3/5 sets -Rocking chair Both workout biceps, core and legs do 10 rep per arm/20 reps total for 3/5 reps
The dietary supplement has been gaining quite a bit of fame lately, and because of Berry’s age-defying strength and energy levels (she’s 51!), many were intrigued. It’s also worth noting that Berry has been taking the supplement for years, long before it became popular.
While Berry agrees it “may sound nasty as hell”, she swears by its power. Her version involves simmering organically raised animal bones in a crockpot for 24 hours, then drinking it with a bit of salt, pepper and crushed garlic.
The collagen and trace minerals released through the long simmer can help support bone, joint, ligament and intestinal health, while also contributing to healthier skin and hair, and according to Berry “will slow down your inevitable race to the finish line.”
Considering her fabulous health and fitness, not to mention youthful look, she just might have discovered a true fountain of youth.
Summer is coming so this #FitnessFriday let’s go there and talk beach bodies! For me, having a great beach body is so much more than looking good in a bikini, it’s more about FEELING good in your body! No matter what the actual shape of your body is, when you can put on a bikini or swim trunks and FEEL confident, that’s the win! For me, that confidence has always come as a result of loving myself enough to put my health and wellness first by doing the necessary work. If you’ve just started your fitness journey or if you’ve been working out and you’re not quite where you want to be yet, don’t beat yourself up, just stay the course. Knowing that you are in pursuit of optimum health and wellness, your confidence level will sky rocket and you will still be the “baddest” on the beach this summer. Take pics of your transformation as I’ll be having an #HBBEACHBODY contest over the summer and the winner will be flown to LA to work-out with us! On my IG Stories you can find a few exercises to help you along the way. Strong abdominal and chest muscles are important to achieve good posture which is key to looking good in a swim suit. And let’s not forget the butt! The first exercise is called Crazy 8. All you need is a ball. You do 8 push-ups over the ball, then jump as high as you can, then immediately do 8 squats forcing your butt to touch the ball each time. Next time you do 7, 6, 5…and so on all they way down to 1. Do this for 3 sets. Then get a partner and do a Buddy Back to Back. Do 20 reps for 3 sets. Finish with the fly swatter. All you need is a towel. Do 40 swats for 3 reps. Good luck! 💪🏽❤ #FitnessFridayHB
Since joining Instagram two years ago, the actress and producer has diligently shared snapshots of her life, as well as her take on living with intention, mindfulness and appreciating life.