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DWTS' Julianne Hough Shares Swimsuit Photo Channeling "Little Mermaid" 

Here are her self-care habits.

Julianne Hough is making a splash – in her swimsuit. In a new social media post the dancer and actress does her best Ariel, showing off her amazing body in a bathing suit while singing the hit song Part of Your World from the Disney movie, The Little Mermaid. "Channeling my inner little mermaid for Disney Night on @dancingwiththestars this week!!" she captioned the Instagram video with her millions of followers. "You're a real life Ariel," one of them commented. "Beautiful," added another. How does the 35-year-old prioritize her health? Celebwell rounded up some of her top self-care habits. 


She Takes Baths

"I love to make every moment a luxury experience," Hough told Women's Health. "Whether it's in the bathtub and having bubbles and meditation music playing and my crystals and whatever it is, or I'm in the shower and I'm just rushing out through the day, at least I know that I'm being taken care of in the best way possible."


She Does Body Scans


Hough is also a fan of regular body scans, a guided meditation practice that has you lie down, stay aware of your breath, and mindfully soften each part of your body, from head to toe. "I love meditating and doing energy work," Hough told Pure Wow. "It really helps me get out of my head and into my body." 


She Lights Candles and Burns Incense


"I love making sure my environment is like, candles lit or incense burning, just to create the experience and get my mindset in a really calming way, so I can self-regulate before I get crazy again with work stuff," Hough told Women's Health about another favorite ritual. 


She Focuses on Recovery


After her workout, which is generally "Pilates, yoga, working out with a trainer… it keeps everything fresh and helps me fuel my body's different needs," Hough maintains that "Recovery is also a second workout to me," she told Shape. "We always think about the fact that we have to push, push, push, but without that recovery, it leads to burnout. It's about that balance. I think we haven't focused enough on recovery in the athletic or the artistic athlete (dancers)." 


She Uses Therabody Tools

Hough uses Therabody products to help in her recovery process. "Ever since I started using Therabody products, I recognized the mobility and the freedom within my muscles and just the relaxation and the nurturing that I couldn't necessarily give myself. Once you use them, there's no way that you can go back to not doing any kind of recovery," she told Shape. 

Leah Groth
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