During her “Year of Health,” actor Rebel Wilson lost 77 pounds and hit her goal weight. Now, the “Pitch Perfect” star is opening up about how she’s maintaining her weight loss and other healthy habits.
While visiting New York City, Wilson told TODAY Health about her newfound love for exercise and the small changes she’s made to stay on track. After leading a walk through Central Park, the actor said that leisurely walking was one of her favorite ways to work out.
“It’s just about keeping your body moving and keeping the blood pumping,” Wilson explained. “I feel like sometimes people think you need to work your body really hard to get results, and yeah, if you were training to be the next Thor or something you would be doing hardcore things, but as a regular person, walking is just so healthy for you. The body is designed to move in that way.”
Earlier this week, Wilson led a walk through Central Park on behalf of the vitamin and supplement brand Olly. (Courtesy Patrick MacLeod)
While her “Year of Health” included stops at an exclusive resort in Austria and an emphasis on emotional and mental health, Wilson said that she’s found walking to be both enjoyable and easy to incorporate into daily life.
“When I go for a walk, I can put in a podcast or listen to music, and it’s so easy to do anywhere in the world,” Wilson said. “I can just go out and do it. It’s become my favorite form of exercise right now.”
Wilson said that with her busy schedule — she recently worked on two movies back-to-back — it’s important for her to have habits that she can maintain anywhere in the world. She said that she was worried she would slip back into unhealthy eating habits while working on the films.
“It’s actually been stressing me out a little bit … I was like ‘Oh God, what if I go back to my old habits of eating a whole pint of ice cream because I’m stressed?'” Wilson said. “Or reach for the sugar, because that’s what I do when I’m tired and stressed.”
Related: “I think what I mainly suffered from was emotional eating and dealing with the stress of becoming famous internationally,” Wilson said.
However, because of how thorough her “Year of Health” was, Wilson said that she …….