Gen V Star London Thor Shares Swimsuit Photo From the Beach
Gen V star London Thor is taking some time to rest and relax at the beach during her time off. Thor, who plays Jordan Li on the show, shared pictures of herself relaxing on the sand in a blue bikini and jean shorts, about to tuck into some takeout from trendy Los Angeles grocery store Erewhon. "Jorts and derps," reads her tongue-in-cheek caption. "U so cute," commented her Gen V costar Jaz Sinclair. Here's what Thor does to stay active and still have fun, and what she thinks of her character on Gen V.
Sharing the Role
Thor plays a character who switches in between genders, and is also played by Derek Luh. "It's been really easy sharing a character with Derek," Thor says. "When we first met, it was kinda like an immediate click of we both had similar thoughts. We both were open to talking about the character and open to each other's opinions. And I think with that, we just built this character from the ground up… maybe just the fact that we've been stranded in Toronto for four months together we managed to just take on each other's personalities sometimes. You know, our characteristics are pretty similar. It's been, it's been great having a partner like that."
Hiking In the Cold
Thor loves hiking, even in freezing cold weather. "When it gets into the 40s and 30s, you can still enjoy your regular outside routines, like walking, running, and even cycling," says Dr. Adam Tenforde, an assistant professor of sports medicine and rehabilitation at Harvard-affiliated Spaulding Rehabilitation Network. "In colder temperatures your heart doesn't have to work as hard, you sweat less, and expend less energy, all of which means you can exercise more efficiently."
Thor goes camping in California hot spots like Joshua Tree. "Camping provides a host of benefits," says Christina Pay, Extension Assistant Professor at Utah State University. "Simply put, camping is good for you, both in body and mind. Benefits include relationship building, opportunities to learn and develop new skills, unplugging and getting away from screens, connecting with nature, stress reduction, and increasing physical fitness. The fitness benefits of camping are well documented. Research suggests that physical activity in the outdoors and feelings of connection to nature enhance psychological health and well-being."
Thor loves surfing when she gets the chance. "Surfing can definitely be considered a form of interval training which combines short, high intensity bursts of speed with a recovery phase, repeated during exercise training," says CSUSM professor Dr. Sean Newcomer, part of a team conducting research on the health benefits of recreational surfing. "Many surfers believe that while surfing is fun, it's not necessarily a viable form of exercise on its own. This information has so far shown that surfing is very beneficial to the cardiovascular system and is a great part of a healthy lifestyle."
Thor does boxing workouts at a boxing gym. "Boxing requires you to fully concentrate on the task at hand," says boxing coach Tanya Morgan. "To box well, you need to be able to switch off from the outside world and be 100% focused. Boxing is fast, furious and above all fun, leaving little room in your head for anything else. Being able to avert daily stresses can help you to truly take time out, giving you a fresh perspective to better deal with problems, or things that are bothering you."