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ESPN's Bonnie Bernstein in Workout Gear is "In Paradise"

Here is everything you need to know about her lifestyle habits.

Bonnie Bernstein is getting her zen on – in her workout gear. In a new social media post the ESPN host shows off her hot body and impressive moves during a yoga session in Tulum, Mexico. "Perfect way to start the last day in paradise… #Namaste 🧘‍♀️," she captioned the Instagram snap taken on the beach.  How does the television personality approach diet, fitness, and self-care? Here is everything you need to know about her lifestyle habits. 


Eating Healthy While Traveling


Bonnie offered her healthy eating on-the-go tips to Alliance for a Healthier Generation. "Airport terminals and roadside pit stops abound with food choices that vary in nutritional value. Here are some options that will help tame your tummy in between long hours of travel," she wrote, revealing her go-to foods. 

  • Try a healthy bar loaded with nuts (Brands with dark chocolate options are my favorite!)
  • If you're craving meat, try something in the grilled chicken family
  • Light or unbuttered popcorn anyone?
  • Greek yogurt contains a high concentration of protein and calcium that will be sure to fill you up. Top it off with almonds or walnuts and some berries!


Planning Ahead

"Oftentimes, we're tempted to choose unhealthy options while traveling because we're famished and just want to fill our stomachs. But, if you plan ahead, hunger pangs won't ever drive your eating decisions! I've acquired the nickname Squirrel over the years because I always have healthy snacks stashed away in my purse or backpack. On the non-perishable front, whole grain and nut bars provide a quick fix; I'm also a big fan of little bags of raw almonds, seeds, and shredded coconut with a smattering of chocolate chips for sweetness, baby carrots with mini-hummus packs, and granny smith apples. If I know I'll be on-location all day in meetings or on a shoot, I'll sometimes bring a small, insulated bag that fits in my bag for low-fat string cheese, hard boiled eggs, Greek yogurt, and grilled chicken strips. If you're traveling, your hotel fridge may have a little freezer compartment to help you refresh a small ice pack each night and keep everything chilled during the day," she added. 



Bonnie also encourages hydration while traveling. "Pack a reusable water bottle! When you're running around, it's so easy to lose sight of the importance of hydration. Plus, you'll save money skipping plastic water bottles," she says. According to the Mayo Clinic, hydration is important for a variety of reasons. Water helps get rid of waste through urination, perspiration, and bowel movements, keeps your temperature normal, lubricates and cushions joints, and helps protect sensitive tissues.


Strength Training

Bonnie relies on regular strength training sessions to build muscle. "Gettin my STRONG on, with the GymTerps! Loved being back in the weight room in College Park with the current generation of Maryland gymnasts ↩️ Special shoutout to @lindsaybacheler, who took me thru the circuit, and was an awesome cheerleader, especially when I realized how horrible I am at landmine press," she captioned a post. According to the Mayo Clinic, strength and weight training help reduce body fat, preserve and increase lean muscle mass, and burn calories more efficiently. Strength training may also help you:

  • Develop strong bones
  • Manage your weight
  • Enhance your quality of life
  • Manage chronic conditions
  • Sharpen your thinking skills



As evidenced by her recent post, Bonnie enjoys yoga. There is a laundry list of reasons to do yoga, explains Harvard Health. "Researchers found that people who practiced yoga for at least 30 minutes once a week for at least four years, gained less weight during middle adulthood," they said. "People who were overweight actually lost weight. Overall, those who practiced yoga had lower body mass indexes (BMIs) compared with those who did not practice yoga. Researchers attributed this to mindfulness. Mindful eating can lead to a more positive relationship with food and eating."

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