Anett Kontaveit in Bathing Suit Says Hi From Dubai
Anett Kontaveit is heating up the Middle East, in her swimsuit! The Estonian tennis player flaunts her fabulously fit figure in a bathing suit, via her latest social media post. "Dubai," she captioned the series of Instagram snaps, which included one on the beach with her friend, television host Keili Sükijainen. How does she stay so fit? Read on to see 5 ways Anett Kontaveit 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 Bathing Suit Photos!
She Battled COVID
After battling COVID, it took Anett awhile to get her health back. "Well, I think fitness has to be on point. Yeah, I mean, right now it's maybe not where I'd want it to be, but it's getting better," she told Wimbledon. "It's been getting a lot better. Like a month ago, I was really having a hard time. I really wouldn't have come here if I wasn't feeling like I could play a match, compete at the highest level." She added that she experienced "dips" in her energy as a result. "I've been just really monitoring how I'm feeling. If I'm feeling too tired, just going with practices, off that."
She Does Yoga
Aside from playing tennis Anett engages in a lot of other calorie blasting workouts. One of them? Yoga. The practice boasts many health benefits, per 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."
She Runs Up and Down Stairs
Some people use an elliptical or stair climbing machine. Anett takes advantage of bleachers. "Workout," she captioned a post of herself, getting a gruelling workout in by running up and down stairs.
She Walks Her Dog
Anett also takes a lot of walks. Her walking buddy? Her dog. Walking 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 Eats Healthy…And Cheats
While Anett eats healthy most of the time, she does allow herself an opportunity to cheat. This might be a huge ice cream cone in Prague, cake to celebrate a big win, or an In N Out meal in California, "Calories don't count if you played for 3h in the heat," she joked about her burger fest. Here are some tips for making a healthy hamburger:
- Choose a lean meat: Instead of using ground beef, try using ground turkey or chicken, or even a plant-based meat alternative like beans or lentils.
- Go for whole grains: Choose a whole grain bun or wrap instead of a white bun. You can also try using lettuce leaves or a portobello mushroom as a bun alternative.
- Load up on vegetables: Add plenty of vegetables to your burger, such as lettuce, tomato, onion, and avocado. You can also try grilling vegetables like bell peppers, zucchini, or eggplant to add to your burger.