Billboard Cover Sneak Peek: 5 Ways Jason Derulo Makes the Most of His Mind & Body

Jason Derulo wiggles his way onto Billboard's latest cover story, and it's not only because of his music. While "Want to Want Me" is sitting pretty at No. 6 on the Hot 100, we're also focusing on more than the singer's chart success: Billboard's Mind & Body issue features Derulo, Joey Bada$$, Steve Aoki and details of Jay Z & Beyonce's vegan diet.

Derulo -- whose ripped abs were a 2014 highlight -- spoke with Billboard about what he does (and what he avoids doing) to keep his body and mind in peak physical condition. 

Ahead of Billboard's new issue, out May 22, check out five ways Jason Derulo makes the most of his mind and body.

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1. He's Always Kept His Mind on Long-term Goals
"I was always focused," Derulo says. "I didn’t spend a lot of time doing things that I didn’t think would make me great. I studied all kinds of dance, all types of music. I got good grades. I started hitting the recording studio around 13."

2. How He Keeps His Body From Slowing Down His Mind
Derulo's trick for drinking without dealing with a next-day-ruining hangover is to have a vodka soda: “You’re hydrating as you’re dehydrating," he says.

3. He Gets Fishy
A common meal for the R&B singer-songwriter is tuna right out of the can, water and some energy powder spoonfuls. Derulo says the powder is "like caffeine -- it gets you pumped before you work out."

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4. His Snack Food Approach: Out of Sight, Out of Mind
"No chips, no M&M’s, none of that,” Derulo says. “How are you going to choose between Doritos and celery? If it’s in my face, I’m going to eat that motherf---er.” Instead, Derulo goes with almonds and coconuts.

5. How He Keeps His Head in the Game
Practice makes perfect: “Songwriting is a muscle. The more you do it, the better you get at it.” 

Read Jason Derulo's full cover story on Friday, May 22. 


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