We’re all unique, and our bodies respond differently to foods and activities. Finding the ideal diet and exercise routine for your specific zodiac sign could change your life in many positive ways, from feeling better to looking better. Here are some diet and exercise tips for your astrological sign. Let astrology provide the guidance and inspiration for a fabulous new you!
ARIES (Aries dates: March 20 – April 19)
As a Fire sign, Aries, you tend to “burn up” internally and so the best diet for you is anything cooling – think salads, smoothies, berries, etc. as well as slow-burning foods like root veggies. And, it’s best for you to avoid too much spicy food. At the end of the day, try cooling off with a calming herbal tea like chamomile or peppermint. Your aggressive and competitive energy is great inspiration when it comes to exercising, and you always want to do your best, so you’ll give it your all. Since Aries is a zodiac sign prone to headaches, a challenging cardio workout is awesome for you. And spin classes are perfect for stimulating your love of adrenaline. Bonus: You get to compete against the others in the class, or just against your personal best.
TAURUS (Taurus dates: April 20 – May 20)
Your zodiac sign loves anything glam and luxurious, Taurus so your exercise dream includes a swanky gym complete with state-of-the-art saunas, pools and a spa. You need to look good while you work out, too. Intense exercise does not energize you – you prefer something sweet and gentle; you really don’t like to sweat much (yuck). Anything that requires your innate grace, like a dance or barre class, Pilates, or yoga is ideal. You tend to be a sugar lover, consuming anything sweetly delicious with great pleasure. The perfect diet for you focuses on a low glycemic index meal plan to combat your affection for sugar. Eating slow-releasing carbs (think veggies) and cutting out refined foods will ensure you have more energy for exercise, and everything else.
GEMINI (Gemini dates: May 21 – June 20)
With your active energy, Gemini, you like to be on the move. Activities such as walking and running are great for you. Because you get bored easily, variety and challenge in your exercise routine is important. You’re a social butterfly, so grab your bestie and bring them along so you can chat while you work out. And, having a friend relying on you will help you stay committed. Your zodiac sign should avoid too many dairy products and raw foods and make use of digestive stimulants such as cinnamon. Since you like to be a part of something and are at your best when socializing, dieting groups could be the best solution for you if you want to lose weight.
CANCER (Cancer dates: June 21 – July 21)
Fancy gyms are not your thing, Cancer. Because you’re such a homebody, you’d rather work out in the comfort of your own space. You’re highly self-critical, and your tendency to compare yourself to others can become destructive in a gym setting, anyway. You love routine and you’re great at motivating yourself, so a good exercise solution for you is a fitness app that you can download and work with at your own pace. You love to cook and nurture through food, so research some healthy new recipes and whip them up for the whole family. You’ll succeed if you feel supported in your diet. You tend comfort eat, so keep that In check.
LEO (Leo dates: July 22 – August 22)
Leo, you like to look good and you’re always willing to pay the price by working out and generally taking care of yourself. A friend looking for you would find you at the trendiest gym in town or involved in the latest workout craze, kitted out in designer fitness duds, of course. You enjoy a workout where the music is pumping, and everyone is having fun, which means group settings, such as dance cardio classes or team sports like soccer are ideal. Your fiery nature means you like to see results quickly, so quick-fix diets are your thing. Avoid high-fat foods and gluten while focusing on incorporating iron-rich and whole grain foods into your diet.
VIRGO (Virgo dates: August 23 – September 22)
As a Virgo, you are naturally self-motived – you intrinsically understand that exercise is an absolute must for a healthy body, mind and spirit. Perspiration isn’t your thing, though, so you’re best suited to less intense workouts like yoga, Pilates and long walks. Virgos generally have supple bodies that they like to challenge with intricate poses and complex moves, so you might enjoy a dance class. You naturally appreciate disciplined activities, but you would benefit from taking part in some playful exercise, like trampolining or acro-yoga. When it comes to eating, it’s important for you to eat slowly and mindfully. You’re self-disciplined when it comes to food, so you can eat anything in moderation. Lucky you!
LIBRA (Libra dates: September 23rd-October 22nd)
You’re a social being and you like to connect with others while you exercise, Libra, which makes you best- suited to any pair or group work. Social sports such as tennis, squash, or action netball are perfect! You’re more than happy to spend your money on the best gym or on the most sought-after personal trainer, but you need a goal to work toward in order for you to feel what you’re doing is worthwhile. And you sometimes tend to overdo it, so focus on maintaining a balanced exercise routine. Fad diets where you cut out one food group completely are definitely not for you, Libra. You need a diet that allows for balanced meals made up of a little of everything.
SCORPIO (Scorpio dates: October 23 – November 21)
You’re a hard worker, Scorpio and that applies to exercise. And once you decide on a goal you stick to it. Exercise is a great way for you to release all that built-up tension you carry around. You thrive on extreme, intense workouts, so activities like boxing or high-intensity cardio are the answer to a Scorpio’s prayers. Deprivation, when it comes to food, is not your thing, and you can pretty much eat what you want. You tend to crave strong tastes and flavor – garlic and ginger are great for you. You require foods rich in calcium and protein, so indulge in cheese, yogurt, beans and legumes, and healthy animal products.
SAGITTARIUS (Sagittarius dates: November 22 – December 20)
Your naturally playful and adventurous nature makes your zodiac sign the perfect candidate for activities like CrossFit or other high-intensity workouts, Sagittarius. Anything new and different will pique your interest – try trail running or hiking, or register for a destination marathon held somewhere you’ve always wanted to travel. You’ll also relish the novelty of taking part in mud runs and obstacle courses or shooting rapids. But, you do sometimes tend to be a little careless and accident prone, so be careful. Eat foods rich in silicon dioxide found in things like beets, brown rice, oats and leafy green vegetables, as well as beer, coffee and water, so stay hydrated.
CAPRICORN (Capricorn dates: December 21 – January 19)
Disciplined and serious Capricorns always show up, even when they don’t feel like it; you have amazing willpower. You like to look after your health and prefer to exercise on your own, and activities that require discipline, such as resistance training or martial arts appeal to you. You’re not much of a foodie; you tend to eat simply to sustain yourself, rather than for pleasure. Although you like to stick to tradition and eat foods you always have, try to include more variety in your diet. Be adventurous – you might just discover a real fondness for escargot. As an Earth sign, avoid overly rich meals that will weigh you down and opt for cereals and whole grains, sprouts and leafy greens.
AQUARIUS (Aquarius dates: January 20 – February 17)
Your independent spirit means you don’t want to be part of the masses, Aquarius – you’d rather find a unique workout that no one has heard of. Although that doesn’t mean you like to exercise alone; rather, you thrive in group sessions. You’re an all or nothing soul – you go hard, or you go home. Outdoor workouts or boot camps are a great balm for your restless nature. Your zodiac sign tends to experience weakness in their lower legs and ankles, and can be prone to strains when exercising, so pay special attention, and get it checked out if you have any pain. You love to dine with friends and are always at the forefront of food trends, so throw a dinner party and make something amazing, like that recipe you saw on Epicurious . Avoid too much coffee, yeasty foods, and unhealthy snacking.
PISCES (Pisces dates: February 18 – March 19)
Your focus is on the mind-body connect, Pisces and exercise is meaningless to you unless it’s benefiting both your mind and soul. As a water baby, ocean swims, aqua classes, or even lengths in the pool are the perfect exercise for you. Any workout with music is also food for your wellbeing – try Zumba or Pound groups. Feed your psyche by including pockets of meditation into your training program. Don’t eat your feelings – when you get emotional, you tend to use food to soothe and you definitely have a sweet tooth. Because you’re a Water sign, it’s best to avoid overly oily and salty food; choose light, fresh ingredients. Your body will thank you for it.