Dampyr Star Madalina Bellariu Ion Shares Swimsuit Photo From Vacation
Dampyr star Madalina Bellariu Ion wrapped up her summer fun with what looked like a gorgeous beach vacation in a far-flung tropical location. Ion, who plays Velma on the show, shared pictures of her getaway, including snaps of herself posing in a purple bikini, drink in hand. "Happy Slides ☀️🏖️📍," she captioned the post. Here's how the actress approaches life, wellness, and her career.
Breaking Cultural Barriers
Ion, who is Romanian and Italian, loves acting in different genres such as Bollywood movies. "To be honest, it all depends on the scripts I receive," she says. "I want my name to be associated only with good stories, good films and I want to break cultural barriers. So, I will keep doing films in Hollywood as well as Bollywood, in Italy and other countries."
Ion enjoys boxing workouts at the gym with her friends. "Boxing is a full body workout that has been proven to increase mental strength, muscular stature, and mobility—all components of a well-rounded fitness program," says Christina Cunningham, studio manager and coach at Jabz Boxing in Drexel Hill, Pennsylvania. "Sparring can improve footwork, reaction time, and cardiovascular health, while hitting the heavy bag is a great form of resistance training to build upper body and core strength."
Hot Water and Lemon
Ion starts every day with a glass of hot water and lemon. "Like all produce, lemons contain phytonutrients, which protect your body against disease," says Roxanne B. Sukol, MD, MS. "These phytonutrients have powerful antioxidant properties, which prevent cell damage from oxidation, the same mechanism that causes rust. Juice half a lemon into your water and you'll add a mere 6 calories to your diet. Plus you'll get more than a sixth of your daily vitamin C, which is needed to protect us from cell damage and repair injury."
Taking the Stairs
Ion does stair workouts outside whenever she can. "Running on steps increases intensity, so you can get a more efficient workout over a short physical distance and in a short interval of time," says personal trainer Sarah Aarons. "This means step running lends itself to a number of different interval-based formats and a range of abilities. Steps also add extra options for incorporating other exercises, which is useful for making workouts easier or harder – for example, an incline press-up using five steps is suitable for a beginner, while a decline press-up using three steps is a very advanced exercise."
She's a Runner
Ion runs on the treadmill as part of her workout regimen. "Elliptical trainers, stationary bikes, and treadmills are just a few kinds of home exercise equipment that can improve overall cardiovascular health and deliver physical and mental health benefits to users," says personal trainer Megan Tyner, ACE. "Although there are a range of models and features to choose from, it is relatively easy to learn how to use each… The most difficult part of exercise is getting started, but it is important to note that most physicians and studies confirm that just 20 minutes of moderate exercise every other day can result in lasting benefits."