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Alessandra Ambrosio in Bathing Suit Hits "Poolside Paradise"

Here are 5 ways she stays in shape.

Alessandra Ambrosio is basking in the sun – in her swimsuit. The supermodel shows off her ageless body in a bathing suit in one of her latest social media posts. "Poolside paradise," she captioned the set of Instagram snaps taken at Tao Beach in Las Vegas. How does the supermodel maintain her fit physique? Read on to learn about 6 ways Alessandra Ambrosio stays in shape and the photos that prove they work.


She Avoids Diets


While Alessandra used to go to extremes to stay in shape, she avoids diets now. "After having Anja I only had three months to lose all the weight [before doing the 2008 Victoria's Secret show] and I was on this 1,200-calorie-a-day meal-delivery service that I hated. I couldn't do that again," she told The Edit. 


She Does Pilates

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Alessandra has been doing Pilates for several years. "It's important to break a sweat every day, and I love the way Pilates makes me feel long and lean," she told Glamour. According to research, Pilates exercises are designed to increase muscle strength, endurance, and flexibility, and to improve posture and balance. Experts maintain that it is a great workout for leaning out. 


She Does Yoga

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Alessandra is also a yogi. "I love to do yoga as it centers me and also at the same time keeps me in shape," she told FOX News. "Since there is a lot to do around the house sometimes I don't have much time to work out, in which case I try to do some stretching and hold a plank for five to 10 minutes." There is a laundry list of reasons to do yoga, explains Harvard Health. "Researchers found that people who practiced yoga for at least 30 minutes once a week for at least four years, gained less weight during middle adulthood," they said. "People who were overweight actually lost weight. Overall, those who practiced yoga had lower body mass indexes (BMIs) compared with those who did not practice yoga. Researchers attributed this to mindfulness. Mindful eating can lead to a more positive relationship with food and eating."


Exercise Is Part of Her Daily Routine

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For Alessandra, fitness is a lifestyle. "In my family, no one ever worked out. It wasn't until I did my first Victoria's Secret show that I started exercising…now that it's a healthy, normal part of my daily routine," she told The Edit. She also does activities with her family. "We love going to the beach, hanging in Malibu and playing volleyball… We like going rollerblading and biking, all kinds of things!" she added to People


She Allows Herself to Indulge

"Whenever I start to diet, everything goes downhill," she told The Edit. "So if I want a little bite of dark chocolate on a plane or a cocktail with friends on the weekend, I'll have it. In fact, I'll drink a glass of red wine with dinner most nights, and two or three times a week I'll have a cup of tea and a cupcake with Anja, who's as obsessed with red velvet as I am." 

Leah Groth
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