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Fallout Star Ella Purnell Shares Swimsuit Photo Under the Sun

Here are her top health habits.

Ella Purnell is heating up Palm Springs in her swimsuit. In a social media post, the Yellowjackets and Fallout star shows off her amazing body in a bathing suit while eating by the pool. "Chips or fries you decide," she captioned the post. How does the young actress approach health and fitness? Celebwell rounded up her top lifestyle habits. 


Seafood-Free Diet

You won't find Ella eating any seafood, which was a problem when she was filming the show Sweetbitter. "I have a stomach condition where I can't eat certain foods, which is really convenient when you get cast as a lead in a food show," she told Decider. "There was one oyster scene that was the most important scene in the whole season. They're like, 'You have to eat an oyster.' I was like 'If I eat an oyster, I'm taking two weeks off work because I will be so sick.'" 



Ella loves to hike, a great workout according to the National Parks Service. It helps with:

  • Building stronger muscles and bones
  • Improving your sense of balance
  • Improving your heart health
  • Decreasing the risk of certain respiratory problems


Roller Skating

Purnell also loves to roller skate. "A chilled morning skate with the eagles in the mountains of Vancouver Island // lately I've been focusing on flow; just getting smoother with those transitions and filler moves like disco spins and dips. Still struggling to balance with that heal toe spin at the end but getting better at coming out of them without landing on my a**!" she captioned a recent video.


Mental Health


"I have anxiety and have had depression in the past," Purnell told the Evening Standard. "When I was 15 or 16 I had a bad experience at school — some issues with other classmates and somebody I was seeing, we don't need to go into it. I started self-harming and did that for a long time until my mum caught me and I started to learn about it [mental health]." She added that it forced her to learn about depression. "Self-harm is not about attention — I hid [my scars] for six months, wore long T-shirts, covered them up with make-up. It's about punishing yourself, for people who dislike themselves or suffer from insecurity or self-doubt," she continued. "I still have the scars and it's something that I did that I will always regret: it hurt a lot of people around me and it's on my body forever."



Ella reads a lot. "With a good book," she responded when asked by Conde Nast Traveler how she relaxes. "I'm reading Raven Black by Ann Cleeves right now, and I think I just predicted the ending. Although I do quite often predict them wrong, so I'll keep reading." 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. 

Leah Groth
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