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'80s Icon Brooke Shields Shares Swimsuit Photo From Antigua

Here are her top lifestyle tips.

Brooke Shields is coming in hot from Antigua – in her swimsuit. In a new social media post the forever young actress shows off her amazing body in a bathing suit while floating in the Caribbean. "Would recommend @jumbybayresort #JumbyBayIsland in Antigua in a heartbeat – had the most beautiful and loveliest few days!!" she captioned the series of Instagram snaps. "Looks like the blue lagoon," commented one of her followers. "Beautiful," added another. How does the 58-year-old approach health and wellness? Celebwell rounded up her top lifestyle tips. 


Exercise Almost Every Day

During a recent interview with Celebwell, Brooke's trainer, New York based trainer Ngo Okafor, revealed that consistency is a key part of the star's approach. "Brooke and I would usually train for one hour, three to four days a week. Our sessions are results driven," the Iconoclast Fitness gym owner said. 


Do HIIT Workouts

Brooke's sessions usually consist of strength training circuits and abs, with cardio bursts mixed in, with a goal to keep Brooke's heart rate elevated while she lifts weights, "which will enable her to burn more calories than lifting alone," Ngo told Celebwell. "I would have Brooke do lighter weights, with high repetitions. This makes the exercises more cardiovascular in nature, which burns more calories. The goal is always to burn 10 calories per minute."


Do Cardio


Brooke also does 30 minutes of cardio on her own. "The other two days would be cardio and stretching days," he says. "She would do an hour of low impact cardio (to ensure that she didn't get injured), abs and stretching."


Do Lots of Ab Work

Brooke puts a lot of work into flattening her abs. Last year, she demonstrated one of her new ab moves on Instagram dubbed The Penguin. "It's harder than it seems… keep your stomach tight and work your obliques," she instructed. She also uses an exercise ball to activate her midsection. 


Don't Do Drastic Diets


"We've been taught, 'Deny yourself pleasure.' But moderation is harder because it requires really committing to balance," Brooke told Health about her approach to eating. "I find that if I say, 'I'm not gonna eat ice cream' or 'I'm not gonna drink,' all I want to do is drink and eat ice cream. It's some kind of psychological battle."


Sleep and Hydrate


Brooke feels the healthiest "when I get enough sleep and drink enough water," she told Healthy Living Magazine. "I don't think there's a trick to being healthy; I think we all know what our limitations are."



Brooke maintains that meditation helps her exercise, claiming that prior to her practice she struggled to workout. She signed up for meditation led by Deepak Chopra and it was a game changer. "Before that, I'd never focused on the spiritual element of exercise or the idea of honoring your body and soul. Those were just words before; they didn't feel realistic. Working out has never been Zen for me," she told InStyle. "None of the exercising I've done in the past has stemmed from me loving it, or from it giving me any peace of mind. When I was younger, it was all ego-based: If you want to be in this campaign, you have to stay fit. If you want to be in this Broadway show, you have to be this fit; you have to dance this much every day. Everything was a goal."

Leah Groth
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