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How Blake Lively stays in shape by starting with her sleep schedule

The ‘Gossip Girl’ alum’s personal trainer breaks down Lively’s sleep habits – and how they result in a better workout.

The ‘Gossip Girl’ alum’s personal trainer breaks down Lively’s sleep habits – and how they result in a better workout.
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Blake Lively’s trainer has revealed how the star stays fit by guarding her sleep.

Don Saladino, a fitness coach based in New York City, has been working with Lively for over 10 years. He also works with Lively’s husband, Ryan Reynolds, and other Hollywood stars such as Emily Blunt, and Anne Hathaway.

Now, after four children, the trainer has explained how the actress has stayed in shape over the years.

Stocking up on sleep

Saladino told E! News that he starts with putting his clients on a strict sleep routine — in fact, the trainer said that if someone sleeps an extra 90 minutes a night, they can lose about nine pounds a month.

It’s a fat burner,” Saladino said, “and it’s free.”

The trainer emphasized that people need between seven and nine hours of sleep each night, as is the general consensus in the medical field. The Harvard University School of Public Health backs up the fitness instructor’s claim about quantity of sleep, and also explains that people will have improved energy and make better dietary choices under those conditions.

“You’re going to wake up one day and have a terrible night’s sleep and be like, “You know what? I’m just better off getting my steps in today. I’ll bump it to tomorrow.’ Understanding that is really important,” he added.

All the health tips

Further tips Saladino revealed are walking often, drinking lots of water, and removing alcohol as much as possible.

“Walk to work in the morning, walk home from work, after all three of your meals, walk for 30 minutes, just do something,” the trainer encouraged. “You’re going to have to show some discipline!”

Removing booze is going to be one of the first things that I tell most people to do,” he added.

Building muscle while you sleep

In another interview with Men’s Health, the trainer gave more details about his methods.

“We put muscle on while we’re sleeping and recovering,” Saladino said. “Our bodies heal throughout that sleep process, our hormones heal and become stronger, our bodies become more efficient with energy, more efficient with fat-burning.”


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