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Abby Champion Shares Swimsuit Photo Week of Engagement to Patrick Schwarzenegger

Here are her top lifestyle habits.

Abby Champion is beachside in her bathing suit. In a new social media post, the model, who announced her engagement to Patrick Schwarzenegger over the holidays, shows off her amazing body in a swimsuit while frolicking on the shoreline. "Lots of quick trips this month," she captioned the series of Instagram snaps. How does she approach health and wellness? Celebwell rounded up her top lifestyle habits. 



Abby is all about pickleball. She recently hit the court in Idaho, captioning a photo of herself and friends, "adult camp."



Abby loves to walk, which can be a game changer in terms of exercise, especially at a brisk speed. One study published in JAMA Internal Medicine found that walking at a brisk pace for about 30 minutes a day led to a reduced risk of heart disease, cancer, dementia and death, compared with walking a similar number of steps but at a slower pace.



Abby often shares photos of herself on hikes. According to the National Parks Service, the physical benefits of hiking include:

  • Building stronger muscles and bones
  • Improving your sense of balance
  • Improving your heart health
  • Decreasing the risk of certain respiratory problems



Abby rides bikes outdoors and also takes SoulCycle classes with Patrick. The Cleveland Clinic explains that biking, a low-impact aerobic exercise, is great for building muscle, improving strength and flexibility, and improving balance. It can also boost mental health and help other health conditions, including arthritis.


No Excuses

Abby doesn't skip a workout. "Jet lagged gym time," she captioned a photo from Paris, France. How often should you work out? Each week adults need 150 minutes of moderate-intensity physical activity and 2 days of muscle-strengthening activity, according to the current Physical Activity Guidelines for Americans.


Swimming and Surfing

Abby and Patrick spend a lot of time in the water swimming and surfing. Swimming is a good way to get regular aerobic physical activity, according to the CDC. Just two and a half hours per week of aerobic physical activity, such as swimming, bicycling, or running, can decrease the risk of chronic illnesses. In addition to the many physical benefits, there are multiple studies supporting the mental health benefits of swimming as well. According to the Australian government's Better Health, surfing provides many health benefits including cardiovascular fitness from paddling, shoulder and back strength, which also strengthens from the paddling, and leg and core strength. "Once you're standing up on the board, strong legs and a strong core will keep you up," they say. 

Leah Groth
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