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Jersey Shore's Sammi "Sweetheart" Giancola Shares Swimsuit Photo

Here are her health habits.

Sammi Giancola is celebrating her husband's birthday – in her bathing suit. In a recent social media post the Jersey Shore star, also known by her nickname Sammi Sweetheart, pays homage to her special man on his special day with a bathing suit photo. "Happy Birthday my love!" she captioned the Instagram snap. How does the celebrity maintain her amazing body? Here are some of her top health habits. 


She Runs

When Sammi wants to lose weight fast she relies on running. "Shredding for the wedding like…" she captioned an Instagram Story, revealing that she ran 4.5 miles on the treadmill, burning over 700 calories. 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. 


She Cut Out Pasta


How did Sammi lose a lot of weight fast? "I just changed my diet, and the next thing you know the pounds just came off," she told Life & Style. One of the main changes she made was giving up pasta. "I miss it like crazy, but I don't eat pasta anymore. I eat my vegetables and try to stay healthy," she said.


She Does Soccer Drills

Sammi, a former soccer player, has incorporated her love of the sport into her exercise routine. "I do soccer drills — I jog a lap, then sprint, jog the rest of the way, then sprint again," Sammi told Life & Style. 


She Eats a Big Breakfast

Giancola does skip her first meal of the day. "Having a great breakfast gives me motivation and energy for the rest of the day," she told Self. Her go-to is egg whites, wheat toast and oatmeal with fresh fruit like bananas.


She Reads


Sammi also enjoys books. "I recently read The Help and The Best of Me," she says. "Both were on the best sellers list but I enjoy reading biographies, love stories, mysteries and non-fiction novels." 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. 


She Walks Her Dog

Sammi loves taking her dog on long walks around the neighborhood. Going for a daily walk can be a game changer in terms of exercise, especially at a brisk speed. One study published in JAMA Internal Medicine found that walking at a brisk pace for about 30 minutes a day led to a reduced risk of heart disease, cancer, dementia and death, compared with walking a similar number of steps but at a slower pace.

Leah Groth
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