Icon Christina Aguilera Shares Rare Swimsuit Video
Christina Aguilera is heating up a hot spring in her swimsuit. In a new social media post the icon shows off her dramatic weight loss in a black bathing suit while soaking up the minerals at Alba Thermal Springs in Victoria, Australia. "Days off," she captioned the Instagram video with her millions of followers. Aside from self-care, how does the chart-topping singer approach health and fitness at 42? Celebwell rounded up her top lifestyle habits.
Several years ago it was revealed that Christina was a fan of the rainbow diet, which promotes eating foods of a single color on each day of the week. According to Cosmopolitan, on Monday she would eat white, followed by red, green, orange, purple, yellow, etc. Healthline maintains that "focusing on eating a variety of colors will increase your intake of different nutrients, giving your body an array of vitamins, minerals, and phytochemicals to benefit your health."
"I think we all have our good days and our bad days in how we feel about ourselves. Entering this business, I hated being super skinny," Christina confessed in an interview about the importance of self-acceptance. "Once I turned 21, I started filling out a little bit, and I was loving my new curves. I appreciated having a booty. I've always said that women are way more interesting to look at than men! I have a hard time looking at the early pictures of myself because I remember feeling so insecure. I would never want to relive my 20s—you're so in your own head and finding your confidence. As you age, you stop comparing yourself to other people and start appreciating your own body and owning it."
One of the ways Christina stays in shape without hitting the gym is by dancing, a great workout for many reasons. Not only does it build strength and promote flexibility, but helps you lose weight and even promotes cardiovascular function. A 2016 study published in the American Journal of Preventive Medicine determined that people who engaged in moderate-intensity dancing were 46 percent less likely to develop heart disease or die from it than non-dancers. In comparison, moderate-intensity walkers were just 25 percent less likely to suffer heart health issues.
Christina keeps her focus on "grounding and centering" like writing and spending time in nature. "Also, getting outside helps—even if it's just my backyard. Feeling grass under my feet and looking at trees and clouds helps," she told Health. "Yoga has also been instrumental in helping me." 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."
Christina revealed in 2020 that she had given up dieting, and instead was focusing on clean eating. "I'm not going on a diet, get over it," she told L'Officiel Italia. "Each of us is an individual and people judge you based on your differences, on what makes you unique. You have to accept that beauty and to hell with everything else."