Hoop it Up Whether she's preparing for a big role, or in between films, Marisa makes sure to eat healthily. "I go to the farmer's market," she says. "I try to eat really fresh vegetables and fruits and eat lean protein."
Oscar-winning actress Marisa Tomei, known for her roles in such hits as My Cousin Vinny and The Wrestler, joins The Doctors to share her top secrets for a better body.
To keep her body toned, Marisa began hooping two-and-a-half years ago. The exercise is similar to the fun toy you twirled with as a kid, but uses a larger, weighted hoop that helps strengthen the core and tone the entire body. Hooping is also an intense cardio workout and burns approximately 600 calories an hour!
"I got into it because a friend just was taking a class ... and I joined her," Marisa says. "Then I found out that it had all these other benefits. I had a great time, and it's something that just makes you laugh and feel like a kid again."
Marisa hoops to stay in shape, and it helps her focus when she's working. "It's very meditative. There's something about the circular motion, it's just very soothing, but you're also active," she says. "So you're staying alert, and I feel like that helps me stay awake and energized for the scenes, but also calm and grounded in my body."
Marisa and her trainer, Anah, teach The Doctors how to hoop!
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Ask Our Doctors: Parenthood Edition
Follow OB/GYN Dr. Lisa Masterson into the delivery room as she delivers Monique's third baby, Jackson.
Jim, 56, has suffered with chronic sinusitis, or inflammation of the nasal sinuses, for years. Despite taking numerous over-the-counter and prescription medications, Jim still finds it difficult to breathe through his nose.
Jim undergoes a new, cutting-edge procedure, functional endoscopic sinus surgery (FESS) to cure his condition.
FESS uses a new hydrodebrider device, which works like a powerful garden hose to irrigate and remove infection with greater control and speed. It is an outpatient procedure and most people are fully recovered in less than a week.
Otolaryngologist Dr. Jivianne T. Lee demonstrates how she performed Jim's procedure. "The endoscopes [used in the surgery], they're actually telescopes that are hooked up to a camera and a light source," Dr. Lee says. "It gives us bigger magnification, improved visualization, and it allows us to do a much more precise and thorough surgery, and at the same time, it's much less invasive."
Just two days after the procedure, Jim joins The Doctors over the phone. "[I feel] fantastic!" he reports.
Whether she's preparing for a big role, or in between films, Marisa makes sure to eat healthily. "I go to the farmer's market," she says. "I try to eat really fresh vegetables and fruits and eat lean protein."