Mary J. Blige Shares Swimsuit Photos Saying "Everything's Looking Up"
Mary J. Blige is celebrating the debut of her new music video – in her swimsuit. In a new social media post the singer shows off her amazing body in a bathing suit while making her big announcement. "Ain't worried bout nothing, Everything's looking up," she captioned the series of Instagram snaps, lounging on a boat in a red and white striped two-piece. "Mary what's the secret cause baby age ain't got nothing on you baby," commented one of her followers. "Damnnn you on fire 🔥🔥 you still 26," another commented. Her secret? Celebwell rounded up her top health habits.
Mary makes sure to get her heartrate up. "My main exercise is cardio," she told Shape. "The treadmill is fine, but running outdoors gives me the best results. I try to log 6-8 miles a week. I could be in the worst mood, but when I do my cardio I feel much, much better." 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.
Mary also swims. "At first it was very hard, but once I got in the water and figured out how to breathe, it was so liberating," she said about adding the aquatic workout to her routine. Swimming is a good way to get regular aerobic physical activity, according to the CDC. Just two and a half hours per week of aerobic physical activity, such as swimming, bicycling, or running, can decrease the risk of chronic illnesses. In addition to the many physical benefits, there are multiple studies supporting the mental health benefits of swimming as well.
Mary, who has trained with Adam Ernster, told Self that she does a lot of strength training. A few of her go-to exercises? Squats, rows, and push-ups. "I do a lot of weights—heavy lifting. It keeps everything firm," she added to Health Magazine. Each week adults need 150 minutes of moderate-intensity physical activity and 2 days of muscle-strengthening activity, according to the current Physical Activity Guidelines for Americans.
"Others may be able to drink and have a great time, but it doesn't work for me at this point," she told Shape. "I haven't had a drink in a year and three months. I had quit for a long time but started again about five years ago. I'm off it completely once more, and now I feel stronger than ever."
A Balanced Diet
Mary balances healthy food with cheat meals. "I drink a green juice every day. I've been a vegetable eater since I was a kid," she told health. Her favorite dessert? "Vanilla ice cream and Coke. Or a fudge cupcake."