Adam Levine Named Sexiest Man Alive: His Vegan Diet And Yoga Workout Secrets

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Levine, who succeeds Channing Tatum , was surprised at being crowned the "Sexiest Man Alive" because he thought the title was reserved for movie stars, not for musicians. "As a musician, you have fantasies that you want to win Grammys, but I didn't really think this was on the table," said Adam. "I was just amazed and stunned, and it almost seemed like they were kidding, but they weren't, so that's cool." Levine, who's engaged to Victoria's Secret model Behati Prinsloo, currently stars on the hit reality-TV competition "The Voice" alongside the newly-slim Christina Aguilera . Adam has practiced yoga since 2006, saying yoga has improved his life in every way and has even made him more successful . "[Yoga has] made me more successful," he said. "I love it and don't know what I'd do without it." Levine does an hour of yoga every day, whether he's at home or on the road, calling the daily conditioning workouts an investment in his happiness . Adam also loves the convenience of yoga. Yoga's a form of meditation, an investment in happiness for the rest of my life. You dont need anything but a few feet of space and a mat. Orginal Article -

When you don't like your body, you don't want to move it. Anything that engages those arms you hate or the tummy you're ashamed of is an exercise in self-consciousness and I mean that in the literal sense. I didn't want to be conscious of my physical self. That's the first hurdle I jumped this month in the gym: I got reacquainted with my body and realized it's not so bad after all. Maybe. Kind of. I'm trying, guys. The big revelation has been that exercise does not necessarily have to be the worst part of my existence. Despite all the rhetoric about endorphins and post-workout benefits, I think most of us still hold the belief that your workout should be a nightmare. Orginal Article -

Anti-Diet Project: It's Not A Workout Unless You Hate It

"They wanted me to go down to shipping and receiving and get on the shipping scale," she says. She refused. However embarrassing this moment was, it wasn't enough to prompt Privitera to change. A couple of months later, in early 2011, the Cabot, Arkansas, native was put on bed rest because her blood pressure was too high. Doctors gave her three blood pressure medications and an anti-depressant. Read Rebecca Privitera's story on CNN iReport "I was out of work for about four weeks," Privitera remembers. "They were afraid I was going to have a stroke." Before going on bed rest, she had bought a wedding dress. By the time the dress came in, it was too tight to wear. Privitera had to have a second dress specially made overseas. Instead of a dream night, Privitera's wedding in April 2011 felt like a nightmare. Orginal Article -

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