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Seven Magnificent Women With Bodies Worth Envying

Six-time world champion, rock climber, and author Rebecca Rusch shares her many ways to stay physically charged and the BIG plans she has in store for 2016. 

"I think the biggest thing is to find something that is play for you

like recess when you were in school."

When it comes to maintaining a super toned and slim figure, Rusch gives most of her credit to doing exercises that are playful and staying away from packaged foods.  "I think the biggest thing is to find something that is play of you, like recess when you were in school.  Whatever the activity is, something that makes you laugh, and giggle, and jump and play.  The more playful that thing is, the more you will want to do it, and then the side effect ends up becoming your health and tines.   But the initial motivation to needs to be because you really want to do it... if it's not fun you're not going to do it.  So whether it's a Zumba class or whatever is fun for you I think that's the first thing and the second is variety. Ya know changing it up all of the time.  There's so much to choose from."

"I really do try to eat healthy, but I think my biggest thing is I try not to

eat a lot of packaged foods."

To maintain optional health and a lean, healthy physique, Rusch prefers fresh foods but admits she has a few dietary challenges.  "Any sort of fresh bread with cheese on it, those are my sort of downfalls," she says with a chuckle.  "I really do try to eat healthy, but I thin my biggest is I try not to eat and lot of packaged food you know things that come in their own packages and are fresh, I find that that's really the guidance that I need, which is not eating things out of a package.  I do pretty well that way.  Everyone has their downfall; my are wind, cheese, and bread.  Maybe I should have been French, I dont know."  

Wile she may seem physically invincible, dominating most every challenges she undertakes, she said that one sport, in particular, is "one of the hardest things" she's ever done.  "I really believe cross country skiing is probably one of the hardest things that I've ever done, but it's also one of the only things that I've done that is really complete all-over body workout from your arms to your core, your butt, legs, ankles.  It's very much cardiovascular but also muscular at the same time. It's the one sport I do in the winter that really gives me an all-over body reset because I do a lot of mountain biking in the summer months, and you know you're hunched over, bent forward, and you're using a lot the same specific muscles. So I actually really look forward to winter where I get off of the bike for a while and I sort of balance out those muscles in the front part of my body that aren't getting used as much.  I also thing swimming is really great.  I don't enjoy swimming as much as cross country skiing *laughs* but it's one of those resent things that I think are really healthy, especially if athletes are one specific kind of athlete.  They need to do a couple of [sports] even if they are lousy at them."

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