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Bridgerton Star Bessie Carter in Workout Gear Shares Photos From Portugal

“Pretending to be someone who uses the word Holibobs."

Bessie Carter is breaking a sweat in Portugal. In a social media post the Bridgerton star shows off her amazing body in workout clothes while enjoying the European country. "Pretending to be someone who uses the word Holibobs," she captioned the series of Instagram snaps. How does the star approach diet, fitness, and self-care? Here is everything you need to know about her lifestyle habits. 



Bassie enjoys playing tennis. "Playa playa," she captioned a post from the court. According to ACE Fitness it blends together cardio and aerobic exercise, as there is a lot of running around, and hand-eye coordination. "While tennis provides numerous health benefits—improved aerobic fitness and anaerobic endurance, muscular fitness (grip strength and endurance), flexibility, multiple skill parameters (balance, speed, agility and quickness), reactivity, and power—it also is psychologically demanding," they say. 



Bessie is a trained dancer. She studied at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama, RADA Youth Company and National Youth Theatre. Dancing is a great workout for many reasons. Not only does it build strength and promote flexibility, but helps you lose weight and even promotes cardiovascular function. A 2016 study published in the American Journal of Preventive Medicine determined that people who engaged in moderate-intensity dancing were 46 percent less likely to develop heart disease or die from it than non-dancers. In comparison, moderate-intensity walkers were just 25 percent less likely to suffer heart health issues.



Bessie recently opened up about her sobriety. "In a world that obsessively promotes wellness, health and nutrition…the irony that we then drink something several times a week that decreases our motivation, causes sleep deprivation, provokes mood swings, depression and anxiety, increases the risk of seven types of cancer and causes long term damage to our skin and brain… well that just does not make sense," she wrote in an essay for Jomo Club. "It was suddenly incredibly easy to stop. Not through doing Dry January (a system that is actually endorsed by the alcohol industry as it ensures you only avoid alcohol for one month of the year… clever.) Not by avoiding pubs or parties or weddings, not AA…but actually reading books on the terrifying impact alcohol has on us as individuals and as a society. And now I am finally angry at the right people. After removing alcohol from my life everything fell into place."


EDMR Therapy

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Bessie made some other changes after quitting drinking. "I started EDMR [Eye movement desensitization and reprocessing] therapy to work through my low self-worth problems which alcohol only intensified," she wrote in the essay. "And let me tell you… I have never been happier. Finally, I was rediscovering the authentic, funny, creative, powerful person I was before societal 'norms' ambushed me with a drug that should be illegal."


Healthy Food


After she quit drinking, Bessie changed her diet. "I craved healthy food again. I stopped smoking," she said. 



Bessie also started reading. "I read more books," she wrote. One Harvard study published in Social Science & Medicine found that people who read books regularly had a 20% lower risk of dying over the next 12 years compared with people who weren't readers or who read periodicals. 

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