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Janel Parrish in Two-Piece Workout Gear Says "Take Me Back"

“Take me back 🤙🏻,” she captioned the series of Instagram snaps.

Janel Parrish is reminiscing about Hawaii – in her workout clothes. In a new social media post the Pretty Little Liars star flaunts her flat abs in an Alo workout top and shorts while vacationing in the islands. "Take me back 🤙🏻," she captioned the series of Instagram snaps. How does she approach diet, fitness, and self-care? Here is everything you need to know about her lifestyle habits. 


Starting the Morning with a Mantra

Janel starts the day with affirmations or mantras. "Today's gonna be a good day," is her go-to. "Because your day begins with what you tell yourself. If you start the day by believing it's going to be a good day, you put yourself in that mindset.  If you start the day in a negative place, you're setting yourself up for failure," she tells E! Online.


Daily Exercise

Janel tries to work out every day, "because it makes me feel good," she tells E! "Running and listening to music," is her favorite thing to do. "The best outlet I've found these last few months being stuck in the house! I feel so great and pumped up after." According to the Mayo Clinic, running is great for cardiovascular health, muscle building, and weight loss. "For every mile run, the average person will burn approximately 100 calories," they say. 


Healthy Diet

Janel loves cooking Turkey chili! "It's easy and delicious. Chop up some veggies, saute that turkey, throw in the spices and some tomato sauce and it's done!" she tells E! As for snacking, she opts for popcorn, "because I love the salt. But I don't feel terrible after I eat it because popcorn is pretty light!" she says. And her go-to indulgence? "Pizza forever. It's the ultimate comfort food! That with a glass of red wine: heaven!"



Janel also practices meditation with the Insight Timer app. "It's packed with lots of great meditations and courses, and you can choose based on what you want to focus on. I've loved it for stress release and anxiety these past few months," she says. "When you meditate, you may clear away the information overload that builds up every day and contributes to your stress," says the Mayo Clinic. Benefits include:

  • Gaining a new perspective on stressful situations
  • Building skills to manage your stress
  • Increasing self-awareness
  • Focusing on the present
  • Reducing negative emotions
  • Increasing imagination and creativity
  • Increasing patience and tolerance
  • Lowering resting heart rate
  • Lowering resting blood pressure
  • Improving sleep quality



Reading is another one of Janel's healthy habits. She recently read Brave Enough by Cheryl Strayed. "A friend of mine got it for me last year and it's my go-to when I need a quick pep talk or mantra. It's packed with beautiful quotes and affirmations regarding strength and positivity," she says. 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. 

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