'90s Icon Heather Graham Shares Swimsuit Photo From "Italian Getaway"
Heather Graham is enjoying Europe – in her swimsuit. In a new social media post the Boogie Nights star shows off her amazing body at 53 in a swimsuit while vacationing on the Amalfi Coast. "Italian Getaway," she captioned the series of Instagram snaps. "Hi roller girl," commented a follower, giving a nod to her hit 1997 film. "Gorgeous," added another. How does the star look half her age? Celebwell rounded up her top lifestyle habits.
Low Carb Diet
Heather avoids refined carbohydrates and keeps other carbs to a minimum "I've become one of those annoying people who's like, 'I'm not gonna eat white flour and I'm not gonna eat sugar.' I do eat sugar sometimes, but as a broad rule, I try to just eat no sugar basically, and I have to say I feel a lot better. And I will sometimes eat things with white flour, but I try to avoid white flour," she dished to Refinery29.
Yoga and Pilates
Yoga and pilates are Heather's go-to workouts. She told Refinery29 that she does yoga three times a week, and sometimes for multiple hours per day. "I'm obsessed with yoga. For fun, I would go on a yoga retreat and do four hours of yoga a day," she explained. "Grateful to be in a beach doing yoga with @ninabergman," she captioned a recent Instagram post. She added to the publication that she is a fan of pilates.
She Rides Bikes
Another way Heather gets exercise is by cycling. "Rocky Mountain High," she captioned a photo of herself taking a fall bike ride in Aspen. The Cleveland Clinic explains that biking, a low-impact aerobic exercise, is great for building muscle, improving strength and flexibility, and improving balance. It can also boost mental health and help other health conditions, including arthritis.
Heather has one (not-so) guilty pleasure. "I love sleeping," she told The Guardian. "When I tell people how much I sleep sometimes, they are horrified. I basically sleep between nine and 12 hours a night." What are the health benefits of sleep? According to the Sleep Foundation, getting enough z's is a mood booster, promotes heart health, regulates blood sugar, improves mental function, restores your immune system, helps relieve stress, and aids in weight loss.
Graham revealed to The Independent that she lives a sober lifestyle. "Recently, I've stopped drinking," she said. "I'm kind of goofy enough to have fun without drinking. So by the time everyone gets relaxed, I'm like, 'OK, I was already there two hours ago.'"
Heather is "kinda high-strung, so it's easy to get anxious," she Today, which is why she loves transcendental meditation. "TM calms you down. It helps you find that peaceful place inside yourself – so whenever your life is going a bit crazy, it reminds you how to be really centered." "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"