Did you think that staying fit takes a lot of effort? Well, you are right. Getting the looks and stamina Miley Cyrus displays isn’t an easy job. In fact, it could imply changing your entire lifestyle and giving up some of your favorite food dishes. Plus, you’ll need to get moving, and not for a half an hour a day, but for most of the time. If you thought you were an active person, Miley’s program may just prove you the contrary.
So, it is worth it to do such dramatic changes?
Have you seen Miley lately? She’s just radiant, and an example of fit and healthy. Those abs don’t get so definite overnight. Not to mention that she needs a slim and flexible body to keep performing her famous twerks. On the other hand, as she has often declared, this daily routine isn’t all about the looks but mostly about health. In the last years, she’s renounced some bad habits and paid better attention to the food she’s eating.
To put it short, she developed a healthy lifestyle, and she isn’t afraid to share it with her fans, so let’s take a look at what it implies.
She Practices Ashtanga Yoga Six Days a Week
There are two types of yoga: one that implies slow movements and maintaining the same position for a certain amount of time, and one that is based on energetic movements and requires good breath coordination. The first type is excellent for beginners, as it encourages meditation and allows the student to get in better shape. Nevertheless, the style practiced by Miley is part of the second category, and it surely isn’t for everyone. The artist, however, has managed to master this practice, and it has been part of her daily routine for several years now.
“Life’s a climb. But the view is great.” (Miley Cyrus)
Also a Pilates Fan
This passion started in 2013, and, since then, Miley became a devoted student of Mary Windsor’s classes. Pilates is, just like yoga, a low-impact exercise routine, designed to provide strength for the muscles and the core, an aspect that is highly stressed by the artist. Although the technique was invented in the 20th century for medical purposes, it has slowly entered gym programs, which bloomed in the latest years.
Pilates can be practiced on a mat or by using special equipment, and it seems that Miley is a fan of the second option, as her photos often show her practicing on a Pilates reformer and her instructor has declared for People magazine that one of her favorite movements implies the use of a Cadillac, which helps her work out her thigs and butt. Moreover, it was also Windsor who disclosed that the artist is practicing for at least 30 minutes every day.
Dance Is the One Burning Calories
Yoga and Pilates are highly beneficial for the body, but, if in some cases they can help with weight loss, their efficiency is rather low in this domain. Fortunately, for Cyrus, dance is part of her job, so she can enjoy it both on the stage and in the studio while practicing. The active movements improve blood circulation and speed up the metabolism, leading to weight loss. Yes, dance is an important reason for which she is in such good shape.
“Let your light shine. Be a source of strength and courage. Share your wisdom. Radiate love.” (Miley Cyrus)
Each Moment is a Good Moment to Exercise
The secret seems to be never to stop moving. Even when she’s singing, she’s exercising, and this has been proven by one of her latest videos, which showed her squatting while rehearsing. According to her sayings, she came up with this technique in 2019, when she dealt with tonsillitis and got through a tough surgery. The squats kept her from thinking about her vocal cord problem until she recovered.
Nevertheless, what makes Miley’s lifestyle so difficult (many fans who have tried it reported having difficulties in keeping their energy levels high) is that she keeps going even when she is on vacation. Thus, you will see her kayaking or going hiking or trekking. She says she’s doing it for the amazing scenery but for the endorphin release as well.
She Is on a Strict Diet
She has become a vegetarian since 2014 and started encouraging her followers to do the same. She is a great animal lover, and, according to an article in Vanity Fair, she owns no less than seven dogs, three cats, two small horses, and one pig, so there’s no wonder she is advocating for her friend’s lives and wellbeing. On the other hand, she prays the advantages of living only on fruits and vegetables and sees it as a way to avoid “preventable diseases”.
The other dietary restriction she has imposed on herself is represented by gluten and dairy. In fact, the artist has an intolerance to these two elements, but she has been known to encourage her fans to renounce them even if they don’t have problems digesting them. According to Miley, this diet helped her lose weight and have a more toned body.
Lots of Water
Hydration is key when being active all day long, so Miley doesn’t forget to drink lots of water. You will see her on the scene taking a small break to take a sip (and sometimes spit it on her fans, which is a rather odd practice. But, hey, they really seem to enjoy it). But the scene isn’t the only place where she gets hydrated. Carrying bottles of water or healthy smoothies is part of her daily routine.
Living a Clean Life
Miley Cyrus was known to be smoking no less than two packs of cigarettes a day, and even marijuana. In her interviews, she openly spoke about her relation with drugs, especially marijuana and ecstasy, and about the new road she had chosen, namely to abandon smoking, drugs, and alcohol in favor of a healthier life that can help her preserve her energy.
Is Miley Cyrus’ Lifestyle for Everyone?
Many fans who tried living like Miley for a week or only a few days reported the routine being almost impossible to follow, and not due to the daily workout hours, which proved to be acceptable, and most fans accommodated with them, but because of the fat- and gluten-free diet, which proved to be a true energy-drainer. Many people who have tried it described feeling tired and moody and hungry most of the time.
However, if some ground rules are respected, and you are willing to put up with the hunger and discomfort during the few weeks when your body needs to get accustomed to the new diet, you can get to discover the benefits of feeling light and energized.
Here are some rules you should follow, though, if you are going to accompany Miley into her health adventure:
- Ask your doctor if this diet and workout routine is a good idea for you.
- If you renounce meat, gluten, and dairy, ask a nutritionist’s help to come up with a diet that can provide you with all the nutrients that are mandatory for a healthy life.
- Don’t overdo it. Even Miley went through several stages until reaching this point, during which she gradually introduced exercises and removed food. Start at a slower pace and make sure the diet doesn’t make you feel dizzy or tired most of the time.
- Allow yourself a treat once in a while. In the end, the purpose of living a healthy life is to get to enjoy all its joys better, so you deserve a piece of your favorite dessert once in a while.
The only way to lose weight and stay fit the healthy way is by combining daily workout with a healthy diet, and this is exactly what Miley Cyrus practices and recommends. While Ashtanga yoga and a gluten-free diet may not be for everyone, practicing Pilates is an easy way to get in shape. Plus, dancing is just a lot of fun, and vegan food can be extremely tasty if you learn the right recipes. Nonetheless, make sure to ask your doctor if this routine is right for you and listen to your body. If it says it is too much, slow it down. Or think of an alternative.