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Jessica Alba Shows Off Slim Figure During "Magical Afternoon"

“A glimpse into the most magical afternoon visiting the cenotes.”

Jessica Alba is an actress and a phenomenal entrepreneur. She's known for her roles in Dark Angel, Good Luck Chuck, and Fantastic Four. She recently shared some highlights from a trip to the Cenotes on Instagram. In them, she and some friends went swimming. Alba captioned the post, "A glimpse into the most magical afternoon visiting the cenotes." How does she stay so fit? Read on to see 5 ways Jessica Alba stays in shape and the photos that prove they work.


She's All About Self-Care

Alba talked about the importance of self-care in an interview with InStyle. "I think self-care is interesting. I think it's important whether you're a mom or not. And I think creating a way to preserve your time and really it's really forcing that sacred time that you need to just ground yourself and center yourself. Even just spending three minutes breathing and focusing on air that's coming into your nose and out of your mouth is so important. I didn't realize how important that self-care was and carving out that time."


She Gets Enough Sleep

Alba shared her secrets for getting enough sleep in an interview with Shape Magazine. "Sleep is the foundation; a good night's sleep is your chance for your body to repair itself and start your day on the right foot," she says. "The key [to a good night's sleep] is being disciplined about not being on my devices at least 30 minutes before bed. Doing things that bring you calm and relaxation as part of your night time ritual is super important."


She's Comfortable With Herself

Alba talked about her journey to finding confidence in her body in an interview with Cosmopolitan. "It's certainly been a journey to become this body confident. As a teenager – and even in my 20s – I always saw the negative and didn't focus on the positive, and then I felt like being part of something so life-altering and profound like having a child just made me feel differently about it all. I also thought 'how do I want my girls to feel about their bodies?' I don't want them to have certain hang-ups, so my attitude to myself shifted."


She Does A Variety Of Workouts

Alba shared her fitness secrets with Shape Magazine. She says that she likes to do a lot of different things. "I try to work out with Ramona [Braganza, her longtime trainer] when I can, but we keep my fitness routine flexible — I'm not overly stringent with it. I'll rotate strength training, dancing, cycling, yoga, and walking. Mixing it up makes it easier for me to stick with it."


She Boosts Her Mood/slidetitle]

Alba shared her favorite ways to boost her mood in her Shape interview. "It's also important to support your mood because we live in such a high stress world and in my opinion, health and happiness go hand in hand. Meditation helps tremendously. Going on a short walk, listening to upbeat music, looking at photos that bring you joy, or calling a loved one or someone that makes you laugh are also helpful for getting out of a funk."

Anna Bechtel
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