Bond Girl Ana de Armas Shares Swimsuit Photo Saying "Feliz Navidad"
Ana de Armas is soaking up the sun – in her swimsuit. In a recent social media post the Bond Girl shows off her amazing body in a bathing suit while vacationing in the tropics over the holidays. "Feliz Navidad! Much love," she captioned the series of snaps. How does the star approach health and wellness? Celebwell rounded up her top lifestyle tips.
Ana starts her approach to wellness from within. "I do meditate," she told Vogue . "I like it very much. When you start doing it and you're consistent with it, you realize how much it helps with all the things that come up for you," she said. "It's been a very intense year for everybody and I thought that it was important to figure out a way in which I could create space to take time for myself to think, meditate, feel good and healthy." The Mayo Clinic supports the many health benefits of meditation, which 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
Ana told Vogue that she started going to Pilates while staying at a hotel while filming a movie. She claims that the reformer, chair, and bench work she does is helpful in "keeping me sane." Why is pilates a good workout? According to the Mayo Clinic there are lots of benefits to the workout, as it "strengthens the body's inner core while increasing its flexibility resulting in improved overall health. It can also promote longer, leaner muscles, injury prevention, relief from stress and back pain, enhanced athletic performance, and heightened mind-body awareness.
Not Abiding to Diet Culture
Ana refuses to buy into diet culture. "It's hard not to get into that dynamic here, not to let them get inside your head. There are too many expectations," she told People en Español. "The truth is that I'm not very disciplined with diets. In general, I do whatever makes me happy in life and food makes me quite happy!"
Ana loves to exercise, especially because of the mental health benefits. "Exercise also makes me happy, but it has to be fun. I do something different every day — one day boxing, the next spinning or weight training — to not get bored," she told People.
Ana is all about stretching, using the Theragun Mini. "I hold all of my tension in my shoulders and my legs, and this device is truly incredible. I have two of them: the big one is very intense, and someone has to use it on you; but I also have a mini that I travel with," she told Vogue. "It's a triangle shape that fits anywhere—in all of my purses—and I bring it with me on the plane, to set, to my trailer. Especially on this movie, there's so much action, and this is great for a warm-up before we start the choreography as it activates everything, and you can use it again to cool down. It's a good complement to Epsom salts and arnica cream as it helps the muscles to relax."