Arabella Chi in Bathing Suit Shows "When Life Begins"
Love Island star Arabella Chi is taking advantage of the absolutely perfect light in Ibiza, Spain, to take beautiful pictures for her fans. Chi, 32, shared snaps of herself standing in a pool wearing a white bathing suit coverup, soaking up the sunshine as she posed in the water. "The moment of surrender is when life begins," she captioned the post. "Hello gorgeous!" commented one appreciative fan. How does she stay so fit? Read on to see 5 ways Chi stays in shape and the photos that prove they work.
She Loves Healthy Food
Chi is a big fan of healthy food, and doesn't find it difficult to stick to nutritious choices. "I'm quite lucky that I actually love eating healthily, and I don't know if that's because of modeling from such a young age that I've managed to just drill it into me but I would much prefer to have a healthily vegan brownie than a gooey disgusting chocolate brownie and that is not a lie," she says. "I love healthy food. I look at food and it's like a circle and how eating something healthy makes me feel far better than when I've eaten something bad. For fifteen minutes you have that sugar rush but then you crash, so for me I think if you eat something healthy not only does it taste good but you also feel good."
Chi loves horseback riding in the Ibiza sunshine. Riding horses is known to have both physical and mental health benefits. "A magical day 🐎 inspired by what this rehabilitation & sanctuary does for these horses was amazing to see horses in their true environment & nature within a herd together," she captioned an Instagram post of herself posing next to a beautiful horse.
Yoga and Weight Training
Chi swears by regular yoga and weight training sessions to achieve her toned and strong physique. "For me at the moment I try and get in five or six sessions a week," she says. "I'll do two cardio sessions, two weighted gym sessions and two yoga sessions and my yoga that I do is very chilled and relaxed which, in the industry I'm in is very, very good for my mind because it's such a fast-paced industry… It is very hard, but I make it a priority. Training makes me feel good so I don't see it as a grueling added stress to my calendar, I see it as me-time and the time I like to relax."
She Plays Tennis
Chi enjoys tennis matches to keep fit and have fun. Research shows playing tennis and badminton can greatly benefit cardiovascular health, as well as many other aspects of wellness. "We think racket sports not only offer the usual physiological benefits but also offer additional mental health and social benefits perhaps unique to these sports," says Dr Charlie Foster, associate professor of Physical Activity and Population Health at Oxford University.
Mixing It Up
Chi likes to try new things when it comes to exercise, so she doesn't get bored. "I've always been to the gym and mix up my training and I think that's why I've always been able to maintain it for such a long period of time because I love to switch up my training," she says. "I don't like to just go to the gym five days a week, I would be so bored. So, I think it's so important that every day I do something different."