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Bikini-Clad Kiki Passo Enjoys "Island Hopping Kinda Summer"

Here’s how this model stays bikini-ready.

Brazilian-American model Kiki Passo is in permanent vacation mode (such is the life of an influencer!) on her travels around the world. The ex-girlfriend of former Ohio State quarterback Tate Martell shared a picture of herself on holiday in beautiful Ibiza, Spain, lying next to a stunning outdoor pool in a white bikini. "Island hopping kinda summer," she captioned the post. How does she stay so fit? Read on to see 5 ways Passo stays in shape and the photos that prove they work.

1

She Loves Carbs

Passo is not interested in carb-free diets, and particularly loves pasta. "The substantial amount of dietary fiber in whole wheat pasta is, I would argue, the biggest benefit of choosing whole wheat over refined when possible," says Nicola M. McKeown, PhD, associate professor at the Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy. "Dietary fiber can help in maintaining a healthy weight, lowering risk of diabetes and heart disease, and promoting gut health."

2

She's a Surfer

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Passo loves surfing, which is a fun way to get a workout while enjoying the sunshine. "The physiological response to being outside in nature is real, and it's measurable," says Michelle Kondo, a research social scientist with the USDA Forest Service's Northern Research Station. "There are many physical and psychological benefits of nature that scientists have observed, which can better help us understand how nature supports wellness in the body, mind and community."

3

Scuba Diving

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Passo says she had the time of her life scuba diving. "Exercising in natural environments has been shown to have greater benefits for mental health than exercising elsewhere. This is because it combines the benefits of exercise with the restorative effects of being in nature. Swimming in the ocean is no less the case," says Sergio Diez Alvarez, Director Of Medicine, The Maitland and Kurri Kurri Hospital, University of Newcastle.

4

Beer In Moderation

Beer is Passo's alcoholic beverage of choice. "It has been widely reported that moderate wine consumption is associated with a lower risk of heart disease, diabetes and even some cancers," say the experts at California State University, Northridge. "Recent epidemiological studies have made similar associations with beer consumption, particularly in improving lipid profiles and increasing antioxidant capacity."

5

World Travel

Passo is always on the move, exploring new locations around the world. "Foreign experiences increase both cognitive flexibility and depth and integrativeness of thought, the ability to make deep connections between disparate forms," says Columbia Business School professor Adam Galinsky. "The key, critical process is multicultural engagement, immersion and adaptation. Someone who lives abroad and doesn't engage with the local culture will likely get less of a creative boost than someone who travels abroad and really engages in the local environment."

Ferozan Mast
Ferozan Mast is a science, health and wellness writer with a passion for making science and research-backed information accessible to a general audience. Read more
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