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Kelly Ripa's No-Pants Christmas Photo Shows Off Toned Legs

Here are her top lifestyle habits. 

Kelly Ripa is showing off her "Big Nick Energy" in her bathing suit bottoms. In a social media snap shared over the holidays, the television personality flaunts her slender legs in a t-shirt and swimsuit bottoms while rocking a festive t-shirt with her husband, Mark Consuelos. "Big Nick Energy 🎅 Christmas 2023," she captioned the hilarious Instagram snap. How does the 53-year-old approach health and wellness, managing to look half her age? Celebwell rounded up her top lifestyle habits. 


Daily Workouts

Kelly exercises every day that ends in Y. "I work out seven days a week. And I try to workout an hour and a half a day, no matter what — whether I'm working or not," she told Yahoo's In the Know. "If I'm working, maybe I'll start it a little bit later or a little bit earlier, depending on what day of the week it is. But I am very religious about my fitness." 



Kelly's workout of choice is dance-inspired. "I think that energy begets energy," she told ITK. "There are people that say, 'You must hate working out!' It's going to be so hard to push your way through [with that attitude], and I love working out. But it's like developing a love for anything: You have to really practice it to love it. And, so, I found that years ago I really figured out that the more energy I put into the gym or left on the dance floor, the more energy came back to me." In one of her most recent posts she shared her dance workout moves from one of her favorite workouts, AKT. "Dancing through 2022," she captioned it. 


Avoid Alcohol


Kelly quit drinking in 2017, maintaining that it contributes to her "healthy lifestyle." "We did both quit drinking almost three years ago. Not that we were sitting around drinking day and night, but I think that there is something about like clean living—maybe that's what did it. Maybe that's the difference," she told Parade about her and Mark's joint decision to put down the bottle. 


High-Alkaline, Anti-Inflammatory Diet


Kelly follows a high-alkaline diet, telling People that the low-acid meal plan is "responsible for [her] not being in pain" as it is anti-inflammatory. "I actually eat much more on this cleanse than I do in my actual life, but it's what you eat and how you eat it."



In addition to dancing four times a week Kelly also does SoulCycle twice, she told People. The Cleveland Clinic explains that biking, a low-impact aerobic exercise, is great for building muscle, improving strength and flexibility, and improving balance. It can also boost mental health and help other health conditions, including arthritis. 


Plant Focused Diet

While Kelly isn't strictly plant-based when it comes to her diet, she keeps animal products to a minimum. "I like to drink coffee. I occasionally will have fish. The alkaline diet is primarily a vegan diet, but I like cream in my coffee. I like to have a glass of wine. So I don't adhere to it strictly, but when I do a cleanse, it will be seven days, and then I go back to my normal life. But my normal life, like I said, is not that different than the alkaline cleanse," she told People. 

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