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Everything We Learned About Fitness, Thanks to Britney Spears

Britney Spears has been in the limelight for decades, and she remains relevant today because she’s serious about her career. She’s also focused on delivering the best performances possible, and she does this by staying in shape. Fans of Spears will be familiar with her gym routines, which she routinely shares on social media, and her toned body and intense workouts serve as fitness inspiration. There are also a few things we have learned from Britney Spears over the years.

For starters, accountability and being in the right frame of mind is everything. Spears often posts photos or videos of her workouts, which are accompanied by motivational messages or her comments on her fitness journey. She is incredibly honest about her fitness and doesn’t try to hide the fact that staying in shape is hard work.

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Another thing Spears has taught us is the importance of consistency. Meaning, we can’t train like beasts for a few weeks and then just give up. “I started noticing changes in my body. My hips are a bit wider because I’ve had kids,” she told Women’s Health. “So, it was crucial for me to be continuous with my exercise. Consistency is key.” In the same interview, she also revealed that fitness contributes to her mental wellbeing. “Daily exercise is important for me both mentally and physically,” Spears added. “I don’t mind working out. Trainers keep you motivated, but I don’t have a problem being motivated.”

Spears has mentioned several times that she likes to listen to music when she works out. “I usually wear headphones...music takes me away,” she captioned one of her workout videos. Research has found that music can enhance workouts, reduce fatigue, and has psychological effects, Psychology Today reports. Music is helpful for low or moderate-intensity workouts, but your full concentration is needed when learning a new skill or doing high-intensity exercises (to avoid accidents).

Insider notes that Spears’ typical routine consists of yoga moves, working with light weights, and using a treadmill, and she’s not a big fan of the latter. “I did 40 minutes on the treadmill and 20 on the floor. It’s a big a deal for me to stay on the treadmill cause I literally hate it,” she shared on social media. Her admission reminds us that there will be parts of our workouts we hate, but it's important to celebrate little achievements and milestones to help stay motivated in the long term.

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