Wellness Wednesday: Mario Lopez on how he lives a healthy life

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Mario Lopez is a busy guy -- between hosting Extra, making public appearances, acting, modeling and being a father to his two little ones, how does he have time to work out? We know he fits it in somewhere...have you seen his biceps?!

We wanted to know a little bit about how he juggles it all and stays healthy at the same time, so we chatted with him on the phone to find out! Check out our Q&A with the super-fit TV personality below.

How do you like to work out? What is your general healthy-living philosophy?

"I feel I need to break a sweat everyday just to wake up. I train more for sanity than for vanity. I try to keep my muscles guessing, and I like the more physical sports. I box three times weekly, I'm outside a lot hiking or surfing, running, biking, and I have a little home gym, sometimes I'll shoot hoops."

Is there any special diet you follow to accompany your workouts?

"I don't really believe in diets, you've just got to use a little common sense. I try to eat frequently throughout the day and practice a little portion control."



Do you have any healthy go-to snacks?

"If I'm running around I'll always have a little bag of almonds and a banana, those kind of 'hold-you-over' snacks. And banana is my favorite fruit! It's got its own little wrapper."

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Do you have any specific workout gear your like to wear when you hit the gym?

"Right now I'm excited about this Polotech shirt that Ralph Lauren launched, which is basically like an interactive workout app, and it's like a Fitbit for a shirt. It's kind of cool just to kind of monitor everything it's got going on, and it's very accurate."

(Buy the Polotech shirt here.)

Has your healthy lifestyle changed at all since becoming a dad?

"I keep doing everything that I'm doing, I just incorporate my kids more. I got those jogging strollers, and I live on a hill, so pushing them up a hill is a mean workout. They're very physical, so I just do what I'm doing, just doing more stuff with the kids."

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Mario Lopez at the Premiere Of Universal Pictures' 'Hail, Caesar!'

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Lily James (L) and Mario Lopez visit 'Extra' at Universal Studios Hollywood

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Gina Rodriguez (L) and Mario Lopez visit 'Extra' at Universal Studios Hollywood

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Mario Lopez hosts 'Extra' at their New York studios at H&M in Times Square

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Mario Lopez and Bob the Builder help Habitat for Humanity build a home for a Los Angeles family

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Sarah Palin (L) and Mario Lopez visit 'Extra' at Universal Studios Hollywood

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Mario Lopez and his daughter, Gia Lopez, arrive at the premiere of Disney-Pixar's 'The Good Dinosaur'

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Mario Lopez and Alison Eastwood attend Eastwood Ranch Foundations hosts 1st annual Fall Garden Party Animal Rescue Fundraiser

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Mario Lopez (L) and his wife Courtney Mazza attend Mario Lopez introducing Casa Mexico Tequila on WE tv's David Tutera CELEBrations at Beso

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Mario Lopez and his wife Courtney Mazza attend the Eva Longoria Foundation's Annual Dinner gala at Beso

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Courtney Mazza, Gia Lopez and Mario Lopez attend the premiere of 'Annie'

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Celebrity stylist Angel Merino (L) and TV personality Mario Lopez attend Macy's Celebrates Hispanic Heritage Month

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Mario Lopez hosts 'Extra' at their New York studios at H&M in Times Square

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Mario Lopez (R), Courtney Mazza and their children Gia Lopez and Dominic Lopez attend L.A. Parent's 35th birthday bash

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Mario Lopez at the iHeart Radio Summer Pool Party at Caesars Palace

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Model Chrissy Teigen (L) visits Mario Lopez on the set of 'Extra' at Universal Studios Hollywood

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Eva Longoria (L) and Mario Lopez visit 'Extra' at Universal Studios Hollywood

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Mario Lopez, Grand Marshall of the Miami Beach Gay Parade, attends a press conference

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Actor Joel McHale (L) and Mario Lopez attend BKB 2

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Mario Lopez (L) and his wife Courtney Mazza (R) attend the Life & Style Weekly's 10th anniversary party

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BEVERLY HILLS, CA - OCTOBER 11: TV Personality Mario Lopez attends Ferrari's 60th Anniversary In The USA Gala at the Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts on October 11, 2014 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Paul Archuleta/FilmMagic)
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