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Feb 11,2014

Brooklyn Decker Is Using Her Legs To Support Vets! [INTERVIEW]

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Brooklyn Decker Is Using Her Legs To Support Vets! [INTERVIEW]
posted 02/03/2014 3:16:44 pm by joey parker in celebs, eco-friendly, green.
From the Arctic to Afghanistan, Brooklyn Decker is all about dat exploration life! Just recently, the actress, model and bulldog owner did some adventure hiking in Los Angeles. She teamed up with the Sierra Club to help raise awareness about veterans and the importance of taking time to immerse yourself in nature.
When many vets come back from serving, it can often be a really overwhelming experience adjusting back into civilian life. Connecting with nature is a way that the Sierra Club lends support to veterans. After Brooklyn’s hike, we caught up with her to talk about why we need to help vets, turn our computers off and never take long walks with an English bulldog.
MTV Act: What was it about the Sierra Club military outing that made you want to get involved?

Brooklyn: Sierra Club reached out to me a year ago because I post a lot on social media about being outdoors. Just because that’s how I naturally live. They luckily caught on to it and were like, “We love that you love the outdoors and we love being outdoors, and is this something you would want to get involved with?” so for me it felt like the most natural thing to do.

They are starting a new initiative called Sierra Club Outdoors, and they asked me if I would get involved. The biggest thing is pretty simple — it’s just getting people outdoors. There is a special focus in military families and people coming back from serving because it’s proven to be incredibly therapeutic for people with PTSD.

MTV Act: With nearly 22 vets committing suicide daily, this is clearly a huge issue. What were you most surprised to learn during your military outing ?

Brooklyn: What surprised me most, is the most important thing about getting outside: reminding people coming back from serving what they were protecting in the first place. I mean, when you come back from doing this incredible important job and you see an 8-year-old on an iPad, and not having a conversation with their parent, you may be like ‘What did I do this for?’ When you get outdoors, you realize what it’s all about and why you served. It really helps them acclimate back into civilian life.

MTV Act: Back in 2012, you and Chrissy Teigen traveled to the Middle East on a USO tour. What memory stands out the most for you during this trip?

Brooklyn: It’s a little bit morbid but we were there when U.S. Ambassador Stevens was killed, so we saw it at a turbulent time. It really added a lot of weight to what we were doing. You could see these men and women that are over there serving, you could really see their skills come into action. For us, it was also the week of 9/11, so it was a really interesting time to be there. We went over there with an enormous amount of respect for those serving, and after being there in a time where you actually saw them use the skills they have been training for, it really made it more meaningful for both of us.

MTV Act: What do you want fans to know most about this cause that you’re supporting?

Brooklyn: It’s so simple and seems almost silly because it’s a no-brainer: just get outside. Nowadays, we’re all on Twitter, Facebook, and on our computers, I think just getting outside is so good for the psyche, and so good physically. There are so many problems in the country that result in people not being active and out in the outdoors and it’s the simplest way to have a really good experience and a cool Instagram picture. You’re experiencing something that feels real, connecting you to nature and people. Once again, it’s simple but just get your butt off your computer!

MTV Act: Many feel Veterans get overlooked, and often forgotten. Do you feel we as a country do enough for veterans?

Brooklyn: We can always do more. There will always be a huge disparity between what they did for us and what we are doing for them. There are a ton of organizations that are incredibly supportive and try to make the transition easier. Do I think we do enough? No, because how do you repay someone who sacrifices their life? But there are many organizations trying their best.
MTV Act: We have to ask, did your beloved bulldog, Billie Jean, join you on your hike?

Brooklyn: Oh gosh, no! Are you kidding me? Bulldogs are little diva dogs, they could make it 10 steps and then be like, “OK, I want to hang out in the car.”

MTV Act: Random question: What did you wish you knew when you were 17 that you know now?

Brooklyn: I wish at 17, I knew it was OK to say no. I think at 17, I was such a yes person trying to impress, and scared to disappoint people so you say yes to everything. It’s OK to say no, and do what you want. The earlier kids learn the power of no, the better.



Check the pictures of Brooklyn hiking in our gallery!

May 27,2011

Throw that scale away!

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Sports Illustrated swimsuit model Brooklyn Decker may have made a splash in a teeny-tiny yellow bikini in her debut film, “Just Go With It,” but the Ohio native has a unique piece of advice on how to get her killer figure: Chuck the scale!

“Throw it out the window,” declares Decker. “I got rid of mine three years ago, and I haven’t been on one since. When you put on muscle, you gain weight, and it has nothing to do with size.”

The bodacious blonde doesn’t waste time dreaming of cheeseburgers, “Eating is more fulfilling if you talk about what you should eat rather than what you shouldn’t,” the 24-year old explained to Self magazine. “Instead of worrying about what foods might have too much fat or sugar, think, ‘Oh I should eat these blueberries for the antioxidants.’”

Decker eats “clean” throughout the day, “For breakfast, I usually have Greek yogurt and lots of berries or an egg-white omelet,” she tells Us Weekly.

For snacks, Decker goes nuts, “(They’re) my favorite snack,” she says. “I love nuts, I love berries, and I love hummus, so I’ll have hummus with carrots or pita. And, for me, I think snacking’s so important. When you snack, it helps maintain your metabolism throughout the day. You don’t get hungry, and you fill your body with nutrients.”

To get Decker’s bikini-ready body, you have to eat right and (gulp!) exercise, “I’m curvier and more athletic than the typical-size model, so I work out,” she explained to OK! magazine. “A lot of girls are like ‘I eat a cheeseburger, and I’m a size zero.’ Me? No way! I have to workout, and it’s part of my life and I love it. I do yoga, cardio, boxing – everything. For me, it’s about mixing things up and staying in shape.”

Yoga is one of Decker’s favorite exercises, ” I noticed it really enhanced my other workouts because I work out like an athlete,” she explains. “I go for long runs or spin classes and I do weights, which I think a lot of women are scared of. I think it’s so important to do weights, because they don’t make you bigger, they make you more lean and toned and all that good stuff.”

Decker lifts weights faithfully, “I do free weights three days a week,” she says. “I do walking lunges with a weight, then squats, then rotating twists with a plate on my chest, and then arms, too. Having more muscle means burning more calories, which is a reason guys lose weight faster than women. Lifting makes me leaner.”

And to keep your stomach as flat as Decker’s, do sit-ups—every day, “Do 10 or 15 or 20 or 50, however many you can do. Just do them. If your core is strong your back will be strong.”

Decker’s final piece of bikini advice? “The most important thing is to have a suit that covers enough and supports your boobies! At the beach, you don’t want to be vulgar, you want to feel radiant.”

Feb 10,2011

Brooklyn Decker’s Model-To-Actress Challenge

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Here is a nice new article about Brooklyn, thanks to The Hollywood Reporter

Brooklyn Decker’s Model-To-Actress Challenge

Brooklyn Decker may be one of the more famous models in the world, but she makes a point of not acting like one. She speaks quickly and straightforwardly in a voice filled with enthusiasm and calls herself out when she says something cheesy or cliched (like how she’s learning to “peel back the layers” of a character). She dresses in a way that hides her figure — today it’s a draping flannel sweater over a plain white shirt and blue jeans — and makes the jarring claim that she’s “not a sexy person at all.” She doesn’t hesitate to talk through a mouthful of food at a table in front of Charlie’s at the Farmers Market in Los Angeles on a recent morning. Her self-deprecation has the whiff of the real.

After today’s late breakfast, Decker is heading to Warner Bros. for a general meeting, where she knows what she’s up against. She did these studio rounds about 18 months ago, and they didn’t amount to much, but now she’s got two roles in the can and is slightly more hopeful. “I think people are like: ‘OK, we saw her coming out of the water, now who is she? Can she carry on a conversation?’ ” she says and laughs. “You never know.”

Read the full article HERE

And these are the pictures that came with the article

Feb 04,2011

Brooklyn Decker Feels Happier After Exercising

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Brooklyn Decker Feels Happier After Exercising
Brooklyn Decker isn’t your typical supermodel.
“I’m curvier and more athletic than the typical-size model, so I workout,”  the Just Go With It star, 23, tells me. “A lot of girls are like ‘I eat a cheeseburger, and I’m a size zero.’ Me? No way! I have to workout, and it’s part of my life and I love it. I do yoga, cardio, boxing – everything. For me, it’s about mixing things up and staying in shape.”
Not only does it improve her figure, but it also enhances her mood when she hits the gym for an hour-and-a-half 4-5 times per week.
“I’m a much happier person and a much better person to be around when I’m working out because it gets the endorphins going. You feel confident.”
She adds, “I think women view it as a task — hard work — and I think it’s a time for you to be selfish. Women now are focusing on their families and their jobs. Basically, women are running the world these days. We’re busy. View it as an hour to focus on yourself, to be selfish – because we’re never selfish, we’re always doing things for other people. When you get to focus on yourself, ultimately it’s helping others because you’re in a good mood, you feel good, you’re being healthy.”
Still, the woman who married Andy Roddick in 2009 lets it slide when she can’t include fitness into her schedule.
“There will be days where I don’t workout,” she says. “Like I haven’t worked out in three days, actually. So there will be times when I skip workouts, like if I’m traveling and too tired. There are days  — obviously you’re not going to be able to workout every day – but I think it’s important to try and get to the gym or try to get exercise for at least five days or four days out of the week.”
But it isn’t all about the gym.
“A lot of women hate working out, but you can do things like hiking or going sightseeing around New York, if you’re in New York. Or going kayaking. There’s things you can do where you get physical activity without actually going to the gym, so there are ways to actually get fit without feeling like you’re working out. “
For Brooklyn, being able to run, lift weights, do yoga and cardio anywhere is key.
Because she’s regularly putting in time sweating it out, she makes sure to watch her diet. She fills up on almonds, cashews, Brazil nuts and macadamia nuts when snacking.
“Nuts are my favorite snack,” she says. “I love nuts, I love berries, and I love hummus, so I’ll have hummus with carrots or pita. Usually carrots or some sort of vegetable. And, for me, I think snacking’s so important. When you snack, it helps maintain your metabolism throughout the day. You don’t get hungry, and you fill your body with nutrients. There’s all sorts of things you can snack on that are yummy. I carry around a Luna bar in my purse in case I get hungry and I don’t have time to grab something. I think it’s important to keep yourself sustained.”
She also avoids salty foods like potato chips and French fries.
“I think everyone should reward themselves, but you can definitely feel the effects when you eat poorly. Also, it’s a lot of salt, and I travel so much, that all it does is make you puffy. When you go to a shoot, you can’t be like that, so I try to avoid the salt and fried food – there’s tons of salt – so I try to avoid that as much as I can.”
Here’s my pic with Brooklyn:
Check out Brooklyn Decker’s “What I Ate Today” feature in the OK! out now. The cover line is “Beverly Hills Housewives: Sisters Torn Apart By Secrets.” And, catch her in the Jennifer Aniston-Adam Sandler movie Just Go With It, which is in theaters next Friday.