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NCIS Star Pauley Perrette in Workout Gear Flexes Biceps

Here is everything you need to know about her lifestyle habits. 

Pauley Perrette is showing off her big arms in workout clothes. In a new social media post the NCIS star flexes and reveals her impressive arm muscles, courtesy of sweat sessions outdoors. another great advantage of doing all your own yard work. 🙂 about to do a full tilt hillside terracing job solo… with a shovel, gonna need those guns!" she captioned the Instagram snaps. How does the star approach diet, fitness, and self-care? Here is everything you need to know about her lifestyle habits. 


Food Allergies


Pauley discussed her strict diet with Gluten Free & More. "I actually eat very few things," she said, revealing that she has lots of food allergies. "I'm allergic to onions and almost all herbs — such as dill, rosemary, basil — pretty much across the board."


No Sugar

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Pauley cut out sugar a few years ago. "I gave it up for Lent one year, felt great with lots of energy, and decided to do it again the following year. After the second time, I said, you know what? I'm done with sugar. I don't use sugar substitutes, either," she said. 




Pauley is a kickboxing enthusiast. Harvard Health maintains that boxing is a great way to build strength, improve balance, posture, hand-eye coordination, boost mood and endurance, and helps increase alertness. 



Pauley spends a lot of time with her dog, who she takes on lots of walks. Going for a daily walk can be a game changer in terms of exercise, especially at a brisk speed. One study published in JAMA Internal Medicine found that walking at a brisk pace for about 30 minutes a day led to a reduced risk of heart disease, cancer, dementia and death, compared with walking a similar number of steps but at a slower pace.


She Survived a "Massive Stroke

Pauley suffered a "massive stroke" in 2021. "I woke up and had no feeling on the entire right side of my body," she told ET. "At first I thought I had just slept funny. When I kept realizing the extent of the numbness; couldn't feel my finger touching my face, couldn't feel my face being touched by my finger, couldn't feel my laptop sitting on my lap, no feeling at all on the right hand side — I could have burned myself or cut my finger off and wouldn't have known — I called my doctor and he said, 'GO TO THE EMERGENCY ROOM IMMEDIATELY,'" she said. "Walked into the ER and said, 'Hey, I can't feel the right hand side of my body and…' BAM! OMG! I was on a gurney with a million things stuck in my arms and a bunch of medical people rushing me somewhere," she recalls. "They know how serious a stroke is and how immediate care is imperative."

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