How Marisa Tomei Stays in Shape: Belly Dancing, Hula Hooping...and Sex!

Marisa Tomei has a killer bod at 45 -- and she's been proud to show it off in recent films like 2008's The Wrestler, for which she earned a Best Supporting Actress Oscar nod for her portrayal of a stripper. In the August issue of Shape magazine, cover girl Tomei shares her favorite workouts -- none of which involve a gym!

Tomei says that belly dancing is one of the best woman-friendly workouts. It "not only keeps you in incredible shape, it's good for women's reproductive organs and hormones too," she tells the magazine. But what Tomei really loves is hula hooping her way to fitness. "A friend took me to a class a few years ago, and I smiled the entire time," she says. "Once I started doing it regularly, I felt like hooping worked all the little muscles around my body -- it shimmied everything into place!" Shape confirms that hooping isn't just for fun: it burns four calories a minute and works the whole core. And according to the Oscar-winning actress, it's also a great morning pick-me-up. "Sometimes I just hoop for 20 minutes to wake up and get the blood flowing," says Tomei, who "never got into coffee."

But there's one more thing Tomei credits for keeping her body looking young. "I love to play, play, play!" she exclaims. "To go out dancing and be boisterous. It's fun to be a night owl, or feel naughty, drink wine, and have sex! Now that's the best kind of play there is!" Funny, that's Cameron Diaz's looking-young secret, too. Wonder if they're onto something?

Have you ever tried hula-hooping or belly-dancing? Chime in below!

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