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Alicia Keys in Two-Piece Workout Gear Greets the Sun

Check out her washboard abs.

Alicia Keys is greeting the sun in her workout clothes. In a new social media post the singer shows off her amazing body – including her washboard abs – in a hot pink sports bra and leggings. She shared the photo via her Instagram Stories. How does she approach diet, fitness, and self care? Here is everything you need to know about her lifestyle habits. 

1

Meditation

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Keys prioritizes self-care, using rituals to heal, including meditation and reciting affirmations. "There are ways that you can honor the schedule you have and make space for yourself. Carving out that space to make sure you're in touch with you is definitely important. I'm learning that better and better." "When you meditate, you may clear away the information overload that builds up every day and contributes to your stress," says the Mayo Clinic. Benefits include:

  • Gaining a new perspective on stressful situations
  • Building skills to manage your stress
  • Increasing self-awareness
  • Focusing on the present
  • Reducing negative emotions
  • Increasing imagination and creativity
  • Increasing patience and tolerance
  • Lowering resting heart rate
  • Lowering resting blood pressure
  • Improving sleep quality

2

Self-Love

Talking about her new Athleta collection, Alicia told People that her advice to anyone struggling to put on a swimsuit would be to "know that you are so beautiful exactly as you are, in exactly whatever form you come in."

3

Cycling

Keys loves her Peloton. "I love not having to go anywhere to work out," she told Self about her go-to workout. "If I'm home, I'm able to just jump right in. I love my Peloton." Biking, a low-impact aerobic exercise, is great for building muscle, improving strength and flexibility, and improving balance, says Cleveland Clinic. It can also boost mental health and help other health conditions, including arthritis. 

4

Workout Classes

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Keys is a big fan of workout classes. She told Self that in addition to yoga, she does dance cardio and Pilates in a group setting. There is a laundry list of reasons to do yoga, explains Harvard Health. "Researchers found that people who practiced yoga for at least 30 minutes once a week for at least four years, gained less weight during middle adulthood," they said. "People who were overweight actually lost weight. Overall, those who practiced yoga had lower body mass indexes (BMIs) compared with those who did not practice yoga. Researchers attributed this to mindfulness. Mindful eating can lead to a more positive relationship with food and eating."

5

Running

Alicia also loves outdoor workouts, including running. "I know that being outside in the elements is something our souls need," she told Self. "I feel invigorated and inspired. If I am carrying any extra baggage, I've usually dropped it once I am done." According to the Mayo Clinic, running is great for cardiovascular health, muscle building, and weight loss. "For every mile run, the average person will burn approximately 100 calories," they say.