Being the fittest isn’t a strictly physical pursuit, and it certainly isn’t just about being the guy with the sharpest abs in the room. Former X-Men star James Marsden used to be that guy, and he didn’t like it one bit. That isn’t to say you shouldn’t strive for the physique of your dreams—as long as that’s what you really want in life. For Marsden, the lifestyle that his body required to maintain single-digit body fat and stone-carved musculature made him unhappy. So he
loosened up his diet and workouts. Today, Marsden spends less time in the gym but is still in incredible shape. His secret? Regular outdoor activities like pickup basketball, volleyball, and football with his friends.