Each of these celebrities have made fitness a priority in their daily life—and the results to prove it!
See how these each of these seven male personalities got their enviable washboard abs.
The first government minister to grace a fitness magazine cover, Youth and Sports minister Khairy Jamaluddin has enough star power to make a difference in our fitness culture. Hoping to inspire Malaysians to get off from the couch and be active, KJ himself has been hitting gym regularly. He goes to at least three gym sessions during lunch every week, followed by additional cardio sessions. Although he lives a hectic lifestyle, he eats right when he has the chance to.
According to Health.com, you can cut about 50 extra calories per meal by substituting fatty meats for lean proteins like tuna, chicken, or turkey. It's no wonder that Lost and Hawaii Five-O star Daniel Dae Kim looks healthy and fit at 40, partially thanks to his fish-heavy diet—especially sushi—for helping him stay in shape. Kim keeps his physique fit by doing a hard 5KM run, 30 minutes of a workout and body-weight exercises. He also does yoga and pilates classes a few times a week.
Here’s a man who knows how to have fun and stay fit at the same time—without the slightest hint of being frazzled. The actor, TV host and emcee is also a yoga and movement teacher, and a major fitness buff. His passion for yoga has led him to explore styles like Hatha, Vinyasa, BOSU yoga, power flow and acroyoga, just to name a few. Hansen thinks that everyone can and should practice yoga; the more you practice, the greater your sense of inner calm and serenity will be through the movements. Second that!
Have you ever wondered how Wolverine stays so fit at 47? To get in shape to play the role of Wolverine, he follows a 16:8 fasting diet, where he only eats during an eight-hour window and fasts for the remaining 16 hours in the day. He also follows carb cycling, where you eat a lot of carbs after your workout, but strictly limit them on your off days. For his daily workout exercises, he swims in the ocean, runs an odd seven or eight miles or practices boxing. In a nutshell, he is a fitness machine.
Formerly a skinny boy in high school, Kit Mah is now a high-profile fitness figure in the local scene. With credentials as Under Armour and Optimum Nutrition ambassador under his belt, Kit has been staying active for half his life now, doing CrossFit, western boxing, rock climbing, weight lifting and yoga. He doesn’t have a strict diet to follow, but he's mindful to avoid soft drinks and oily foods. He also drinks plenty of water and protein supplements after a work out.
The perennial "Sexiest Man Alive", Beckham stays fighting fit at 40 by consuming a lot of complex carbs. His staples are orange cabbage, soybeans, cauliflower and spinach. He steers clear of carbs with a high glycemic index, like white bread, white rice and corn flakes. His workout routines include body weight circuit training, conditioning and endurance training. One interesting fact about his diet pattern is that David eats healthy snacks on regular intervals rather than eating three heavy meals a day.
Rising TV heartthrob Zul Ariffin is known around town for his muscular physique. In his recent interview with Men’s Health Malaysia, he spilled the secrets to for his weight loss: running twice a day, between 5 to 10KM each time, limiting his total calorie intake and eliminating weight gain culprits like sugar. In case you need some advice on how to get a body like Zul’s, his advice was: don't skip cardio, eat big breakfasts, drink plenty of water and challenge yourself to get fit.