Maja Salvador is one busy bee. In 2011 alone, she starred in two successful teleseryes--Minsan Lang Kita Iibigin and My Binondo Girl--and she was the protagonist of the movie Thelma, which got an A rating from the Cinema Evaluation Board. Now she's welcoming 2012 with a new soap called Lumayo Ka Man Sa Akin.

With such a packed schedule, it's amazing how Maja still maanges to keep herself healthy and fit! Want to learn how she does it? Read on for five simple but effective tips.


1. TAKE UP A SPORT--LIKE BOXING.

Maja herself dons her boxing gloves and trains every chance she gets. Whenever her schedule permits, you'll see her at the gym.


2. EAT FISH AND VEGGIES.

Switching to a healthier diet doesn't mean you starve yourself, though. Maja likes to maintain her weight at 111 pounds. "Ayoko ng sobrang payat."


3. DRINK HOT WATER.

Maja prefers drinking hot water over cold because, she says, "yung malamig feeling ko nakakalaki ng tiyan. (I feel like cold water will make my stomach bloated.)"


4. EAT FRUITS.

Maja likes pomelos and bananas. "Dapat may saging lagi kasi nahihirapan ako mag-diet, kasi acidic ako. Kapag hindi ako kumakain ng tama, sasakit. Hindi ako pwede [mag-diet] na hindi ako kakain. (I always have a banana with me; I can't go on a strict diet because I'm acidic. If I don't eat right, my stomach will hurt. I can't go on a diet that has me skipping meals.)"


5. PAMPER YOURSELF.

Maja is a workaholic, but on her free days, you'll find her in the gym's steam room or the spa. She likes getting body scrubs and massages. "I take care of myself," she says.


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(First published in Women's Health Magazine as a sidebar to "One Tough Cookie" in May 2011; with additional reporting by Belle Yambao; adapted for use in Female Network; photo courtesy of PEP.ph)

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