Avery Drake Shares Swimsuit Photo Saying "Let's Go Float"
Softball player Avery Drake is enjoying some fun in the sun at the Guadalupe River State Park in Texas. Drake, 22, shared pictures of herself posing outdoors in a fuschia bikini, ready to hit the river and have a good time with her friends. "Let's go float!!" she captioned the post. "My favorite softball player," an admiring fan commented on the images. How does she stay so fit? Read on to see 5 ways Drake stays in shape and the photos that prove they work.
Water Skiing Fun
Drake loves ocean activities such as water skiing, which can be very therapeutic. "Being in and near water reduces the stress hormones cortisol and adrenaline that course through our bodies and make us feel unwell," says Dr Catherine Kelly from the University of Brighton. "Interesting research is emerging too on the anti-inflammatory powers of cold water."
Lots of Protein
Drake enjoys protein to fuel her training, especially from chicken. "It is important for individuals to consume protein every day," says Nancy Waldeck, chef and dietitian at Thomas F. Chapman Family Cancer Wellness at Piedmont Healthcare. "Daily protein intake plays a role in keeping your cells in good shape and should be part of your daily health maintenance plan."
Drake's softball training offers many benefits to her health and wellness. "Being physically active in sports will provide you with a distraction from daily stressors and negative thought patterns," say the experts at Army & Navy Academy. "At the same time, regular fitness activities, exercise and playing sports reduces the levels of cortisol and adrenaline in your body, stimulating the production of endorphins so you feel happier and less anxious."
Drake has shared social media updates of herself paddle boarding. "Moving our bodies increases our cardiovascular fitness, releases mood-enhancing endorphins and helps with muscle building and bone density improvement," says Dr Kelly. Water invites us in. Up to 70% of our human body is water, just as the earth is made up of roughly 70% water – it is therefore a natural homeostasis habitat for us to occupy."
Drake is happiest relaxing at the beach with her friends. "When people breathe in sea air, the ions contained in it help [boost] the electrical functionality of the brain by 47 per cent as well as creating new neural pathways, which – simply put – allows you to think with more clarity," neuroscientist Dr Rachel Taylor tells MailOnline. "The coast is an environment for everyone and is particularly great for teenagers struggling with self-esteem. When you look around you and connect with the environment, you realize there is something larger than you. Experiencing awe and wonder increases a sense of wellbeing plus inspires creativity."