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Model Anok Yai in Workout Gear Asks "Who You Love?"

She is showing off her washboard abs.

Anok Yai is striking a pose with Riccardo Tisci – in her workout gear. In a new social media post the supermodel gets cozy with her fashion designer pal, showing off her washboard abs. "Who you love?" she captioned the set of Instagram snaps. How does she approach diet, fitness, and self care? Here is everything you need to know about her lifestyle habits. 


Strength Training

Anok is all about strength training. "I try and work out every day. I don't really do that much cardio, I just lift weights," she told Elle UK. "I'm always working out, but a month before the first show starts, I start working out a lot," she added to Fashionista. According to the Mayo Clinic, strength and weight training help reduce body fat, preserve and increase lean muscle mass, and burn calories more efficiently. Strength training may also help you:

  • Develop strong bones
  • Manage your weight
  • Enhance your quality of life
  • Manage chronic conditions
  • Sharpen your thinking skills




"I spend a lot of time in the sauna to detox and then hydrating. I do a lot of facials and focus on repairing my skin because during fashion week your skin becomes raw from the constant touching," the model told Elle UK about how she cares for her skin. Should you take a dry sauna? While some claim the health benefits of saunas are plentiful, including detoxification, increased metabolism, weight loss, increased blood circulation, pain reduction, antiaging, skin rejuvenation, improved cardiovascular function, improved immune function, improved sleep, stress management, and relaxation, there isn't a lot of research backing up the claims. 


Clean, Protein Centric Diet

Anok described her diet as "clean" to Fashionista. "I eat a lot of protein," she added to Elle UK. "I travel so much and there's so much changing constantly that I just try to keep a few things just consistent because without it, I feel like I'm like going crazy."



Anok's favorite form of self-care? "Reading and drawing. As much as I keep my body in check with exercise and eating healthy, it's important for me to keep my mind stimulated and refreshed as well," she told W Magazine. One Harvard study published in Social Science & Medicine found that people who read books regularly had a 20% lower risk of dying over the next 12 years compared with people who weren't readers or who read periodicals. 



Another self-care ritual that Anok follows? "I meditate every morning," she told Elle UK. "When you meditate, you may clear away the information overload that builds up every day and contributes to your stress," says the Mayo Clinic. Benefits include:

  • Gaining a new perspective on stressful situations
  • Building skills to manage your stress
  • Increasing self-awareness
  • Focusing on the present
  • Reducing negative emotions
  • Increasing imagination and creativity
  • Increasing patience and tolerance
  • Lowering resting heart rate
  • Lowering resting blood pressure
  • Improving sleep quality
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