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Modern Family's Ariel Winter Looks Sculpted On Vacation

Here is how the 23-year-old stays in shape.

Ariel Winter is steaming up social media this week. On Thursday, the 23-year-old actress shared a series of photos while vacationing with her boyfriend, Luke Benward, revealing her makeup-free face, flaunting her fit figure in a bikini, and sharing her love of board games. "Does anyone else love games (especially board games) as much as we do?" she captioned the set. The Modern Family actress has always been an advocate of both mental and physical health. Read on to see 5 ways Ariel Winter stays in shape and the photos that prove they work—and to get beach-ready yourself, don't miss these essential 30 Best-Ever Celebrity Bikini Photos!

1

She Works Out to Look and Feel Better

"I think working out is really important for your physical health," she told E! Online. "I think mental health is really important, but also, if you want to be healthy and while I am not the most excited to put my workout clothes on and go and do that, it is really nice, when you leave, you feel better."

2

She Focuses on Building Muscle

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"I just want to build muscle. My body changes all of the time and I think right now, it's just, I want to build muscle," she has said. "Strength training may also help you:

  • Develop strong bones. By stressing your bones, strength training can increase bone density and reduce the risk of osteoporosis.
  • Manage your weight. Strength training can help you manage or lose weight, and it can increase your metabolism to help you burn more calories.
  • Enhance your quality of life. Strength training may enhance your quality of life and improve your ability to do everyday activities. Strength training can also protect your joints from injury. Building muscle also can contribute to better balance and may reduce your risk of falls. This can help you maintain independence as you age," says the Mayo Clinic.

3

She Doesn't Diet

"I can't stick to them. It just doesn't work for me," she said. "I believe, you know, you eat everything that you want in moderation, you know, if you can, if you're not allergic, whatever. Anything you can in moderation I think it's best, that way you're not like, really wanting something you can't have and like, you absolutely tell yourself you can't have it when, you know, you probably could, just in moderation…If I can't have something, if I'm told I can't have it, I want it. Like, I can't be without it."

4

Ice Cream Is Her Weakness

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In addition to eating "pasta and cheese and candy" she has one major weakness: Ice cream.  "I tried it recently and I just fell in love with it," she told E!. "I go through stages like every three months, I pick a new favorite food and it's currently mint chocolate chip ice cream. So I have six different companies of mint chocolate chip ice cream in my freezer currently."

5

She Is a Huge Proponent of Mental Health

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"Mental health is incredibly important to me. Same amount of importance as physical health," she told fans during a Q&A on social media. "I've been in therapy every week for 6 years and I don't know where I'd be without it. I've grown so much  as a person and been able to learn how to deal with things from my past that affect my present," she wrote. "It's a journey so I'm not all the way there, but I'm doing pretty good."

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