Skip to content

Love Island Star Lydia Karakyriakou Wows in Sauna on "Staycation"

She sat in a sauna by the hot tub.

Lydia Karakyriakou first came into prominence when she appeared on season nine of Love Island. Since then, she's developed a huge social media following. Karakyriakou shared a new set of photos on Instagram this week. In some of them, she sat in a sauna by the hot tub. Karakyriakou wore a metallic swimsuit, her figure on display. She captioned the post, "Staycation." How does she stay so fit? Read on to see 5 ways Lydia Karakyriakou stays in shape and the photos that prove they work.


She Goes In Saunas


As you can see from her recent post, Karakyriakou loves saunas. And it's a good thing, as saunas have a lot of benefits. The Mayo Clinic reports, "Sauna bathing, an activity that has been a tradition in Finland for thousands of years and mainly used for the purposes of pleasure and relaxation, is becoming increasingly popular in many other populations. Emerging evidence suggests that beyond its use for pleasure, sauna bathing may be linked to several health benefits, which include reduction in the risk of vascular diseases such as high blood pressure, cardiovascular disease, and neurocognitive diseases; nonvascular conditions such as pulmonary diseases; mortality; as well as amelioration of conditions such as arthritis, headache, and flu. The beneficial effects of sauna bathing on these outcomes have been linked to its effect on circulatory, cardiovascular, and immune functions."


She Goes Outside

Karakyriakou spends a lot of time outside. In these photos she posted on Instagram, she is seen outside. states, "Spending time in green space or bringing nature into your everyday life can benefit both your mental and physical wellbeing. For example, doing things like growing food or flowers, exercising outdoors or being around animals can have lots of positive effects."


She Swims

One thing Karakyriakou does when she goes outside is going for a swim. In the first photo in this Instagram carousel post, she is seen wading in the ocean. She captioned the post, "This weather sucks, can we skip to summer." The Mayo Clinic states, "Swimming is often touted as a great workout for all ages, offering benefits not only for the body, but also for the mind. As a form of exercise, swimming keeps your heart rate up and builds muscle strength. It also can be a great form of stress relief."


She Does Yoga

Karakyriakou enjoys doing yoga. Specifically, outdoor yoga. Harvard Health states that yoga has a lot of benefits. "Yoga develops inner awareness. It focuses your attention on your body's abilities at the present moment. It helps develop breath and strength of mind and body. It's not about physical appearance. Yoga studios typically don't have mirrors. This is so people can focus their awareness inward rather than how a pose — or the people around them — looks. Surveys have found that those who practiced yoga were more aware of their bodies than people who didn't practice yoga. They were also more satisfied with and less critical of their bodies. For these reasons, yoga has become an integral part in the treatment of eating disorders and programs that promote positive body image and self-esteem."


She Loves Coffee

Karakyriakou enjoys drinking coffee. In this reel, she is seen enjoying cups of coffee. John Hopkins Medicine reports that coffee has a lot of benefits. "Caffeine is the first thing that comes to mind when you think about coffee. But coffee also contains antioxidants and other active substances that may reduce internal inflammation and protect against disease."

Anna Bechtel
Anna Bechtel is a freelance writer currently based in Hamden, CT. Read more
Filed Under