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Elizabeth Kitley Shows Off Fit Figure After a "Dip"

“My Apple Watch went scuba diving in the Aegean today🤩 didn’t return itself tho.”

Elizabeth Kitley is a college athlete. She is best known for playing on the women's basketball team for Virginia Tech. Kitley shared some highlights from a trip she took to Aegina Island on Instagram. In them, Kitley is seen on the beach and enjoying steak. She captioned the post, "My Apple Watch went scuba diving in the Aegean today🤩 didn't return itself tho." How does she stay so fit? Read on to see 5 ways Elizabeth Kitley stays in shape and the photos that prove they work.

1

She Plays Basketball

Basketball, in its purest form, is essentially another aerobic exercise that helps you burn a great deal of calories. For each hour of basketball, you can expect to burn somewhere between 600-900 calories, depending on your weight and the intensity of your pace. Exercise is only boring if you make it so. Diversify your workouts and come up with a workout routine that is not only enjoyable, but also one that you can stick to. Contact our fitness experts today and we'll be happy to help.

2

She Goes To The Beach

As you can see from her Instagram post, Kitley spends a lot of time at the beach. OrthoSouth.org states that spending time at the beach has a lot of health benefits. "Walking on the beach has proven benefits to your emotional and mental health. A 2019 study found that spending at least two hours in nature per week helps lower levels of cortisol, a primary stress hormone. It also increased overall feelings of well-being. Walking along the shore each day is a simple but effective way to calm the cortisol response in your brain. Try a morning stroll to help you feel more awake and alert or an evening walk to relax and unwind."

3

She's Inspired By Her Sister

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Kitley is extremely close to her sister, Raven. She says to Virginia Tech News that her sister inspires her to be more positive. "When I'm thinking about challenging myself, she's definitely in the back of my mind. She's just so positive about life and opportunities, and she wants to take advantage of everything she can, so that makes me want to do the same, even though the opportunities are different."

4

She Loves Pasta

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Kitley shares a lot of her favorite foods on an Instagram story highlight. In one photo, she's seen enjoying a plate of pasta. UH Hospitals states that cold pasta has a lot of health benefits. "When simple carbohydrates like pasta and rice are freshly cooked and hot, the starch molecules they contain are widely spaced and easy to break down and digest. They are converted very quickly into sugars in the stomach and small intestine and released into the bloodstream. If starchy foods are refrigerated after cooking, another process begins. As they cool down, the starch molecules begin to rearrange themselves, becoming more tightly packed in a process called retrogradation. Once the pasta is thoroughly chilled, the natural starches are converted into resistant starches, a type of fiber that is present in many plant foods."

Anna Bechtel
Anna Bechtel is a freelance writer currently based in Hamden, CT. Read more
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