Minka Kelly hits the speed bag

Minka Kelly is naturally beautiful, but she works at keeping in shape as well.

Here she shares a video on her Instagram account as she works the speed bag. Yes, she has some skills!

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Work out like Courtney Cox

Here’s a great photo of Courtney Cox for her recent “Cougars” TV show. Like many celebrity cougars and other women in their 40s, Courtney still look amazing by working out and watching her diet.

Check out this Pimp My Workout feature that summarizes some of Courtney’s workout techniques.

  

Is Angelina Jolie too skinny?

Angelina Jolie at the 69th Annual Golden Globe Awards. (Beverly Hills, CA)

With the Golden Globes last night, everyone is commenting on the various celebrities as they prance around the red carpet and present awards on the stage. Everything from celebrity fashion to fitness is discussed, and everyone has an opinion. Usually, overweight celebrities get a ton of attention as that’s a very common problem in the country. But with actresses, we often have issues come up around actresses who get too skinny. This often happens as young starlets get older, and the try to get super fit and super cut in order too keep up their looks. Madonna and Demi Moore come to mind.

Last night it was Angelina Jolie’s turn to get the scrutiny. Tons of comments came through on Twitter suggesting that poor Angelina needed a sandwich. Judge for yourself, but she looks fantastic to us. Yes, she’s definitely gotten thinner, and none of us want to see Angelina’s curves go away, but the thinner look works well on her at this stage of her career.

This is the time of year when everyone is obsessed with weight, fitness and appearance as people face the new year and contemplate all sorts of New Year’s resolutions. The concerns tun the gamut from angst about waistlines or dry skin to concerns about hair loss for women. We project onto celebrities our own concerns and insecurities.

The key is to be comfortable in your own skin, while also being self-aware enough to be honest about areas where you can improve your appearance and your health. That’s really the first step, and then you have to be willing to make the changes to achieve your goals.

  

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