Anne de Paula Shares Swimsuit Photo Before Marrying NBA Star
What has Anne de Paula been up to this summer, aside from marrying her longtime boyfriend, NBA and Philadelphia 76'ers MVP Joel Embiid? Showing off her incredible body in a bathing suit. "Summer archives," the supermodel captioned a recent swimsuit selfie on Instagram. How does she stay so fit? Read on to see 5 ways Anne de Paula stays in shape and the photos that prove they work.
She Does Muay Thai
Anne's favorite workout is Muay Thai, "without a doubt," she told Sports Illustrated. "It's a lifestyle for me. I love it and it's good for your body. It's also amazing for the mind."
She Shadow Boxes
When she can't get a Muay Thai workout in, she has an alternative. "The big thing I can do at home is shadow box. It's really fun and you can do it anywhere. I actually have a punching bag at home in Brazil and I'll use it when I'm there. But in New York, when I'm home, I'll just shadow box and it's great," she says, adding that it "helps build muscles in your arms and wrist. Plus it's great for stamina."
She Does Strength and Weight Training
Anne also does strength and weight training exercises. "I work on my core muscles, push-ups and sit-ups. Jump rope I like to do at home. Squats too—I do those whenever I can. I also have weights for my legs and resistance bands that I use at home. I'm lucky because I also have a gym in my apartment building so I try and go three times per week when I'm in town," she told Sports Illustrated.
Anne maintains that "even walking around is great exercise. I walk everywhere when it's nice out and you get a good workout if it's a busy day. Now is the perfect time to be outside. It's not that hot like summertime but not that cold either," she told Sports Illustrated.
What does Anne always keep in her bag? "Water," she told Sports Illustrated. According to the Mayo Clinic, hydration is important for a variety of reasons. Water helps get rid of waste through urination, perspiration, and bowel movements, keeps your temperature normal, lubricates and cushions joints, and helps protect sensitive tissues.