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Katee Sackhoff in Workout Top Gets New "Body Art"

"See you in a year."

Katee Sackhoff is getting inked in her workout top. In a new social media post the Battlestar Galactica star shows off her strong arms in a ribbed top. "Flew into LA for a little body art with my friend @cachotattoo ❤️ Thanks for always squeezing us in and leaving your beautiful mark 😘 See you in a year," she captioned the Instagram post. How does the star approach diet, fitness, and self-care? Here is everything you need to know about her lifestyle habits. 



In a YouTube video, Katee explained that she modifies her workouts for her roles. If her characters aren't super fit – Kara "Starbuck" Thrace on Battlestar Galactica – she relaxes her approach. "Part of the reason I didn't want to change [Starbuck's] body from my own was because she and I were very similar in that sense. She drank a lot and smoked cigars. This is not a person who is like the epitome of staying in shape … She wasn't eating salad," she said. 



If she needs to get buff, like for her role in Riddick, Sackhoff, who stands at five-feet, six-inches tall, will amp up her protein intake. "I was 160 pounds in that movie. I wanted Dahl to look like a badass. Then they started hiring all of these men that were huge … No matter how big I get, I'm going to look like a peanut next to Dave Batistam" she said. She also lifted heavy weights, to "get as jacked as possible." She also ate large quantities of food, especially eggs, and worked up to curling 35 pounds. "I was huge—for me," Sackhoff recalls.




To get into shape for her role in Longmire as Deputy Sheriff Victoria "Vic" Moretti she spent more time running. "Vic is very sensual; Vic is curvier than me now; Vic is a little softer," she explains. "In my mind, she's the type of person that probably goes for runs, but she's not really lifting weights that much. She had brothers so she's probably pretty physically capable and active, but she's not going to the gym." 



Katee is a coffee drinker. "Early morning press day in the Big Apple 🍎Mama needs coffee 😬☕️ #justwokeup," she captioned a post. Why should you drink coffee? A 2022 study published in the European Journal of Preventive Cardiology found that drinking two to three cups a day of most types of coffee – especially a mild to moderate intake of ground, instant, and decaffeinated coffee – may protect you from cardiovascular disease and an early death.



Katee also loves soaking in the tub. Baths are a great health habit, as they have been linked to better sleep and even found helpful to minimize anxiety and depression. One recent study even found that they may even boast cardiovascular benefits.



Saunas also help Katie unwind. "It quickly became my favorite place to memorize dialogue and relax after work. So many of you asked me why we invested in an at home sauna. First and foremost I love heat 😂 I'm like a crazy person and the hotter it is the more at peace I feel ( I'm from the PNW and think my body just boycotted 😜) but truthfully it's for the health benefits. I live pretty hard and fast, always have. My body has taken a beating and as I get older I'm more focused on recovery in order to allow my physical frame to keep up with my spiritual one," she said about the practice. 

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