Britney Spears in Bathing Suit Shares Birthday Throwback
Britney Spears is celebrating her (belated) birthday in her bathing suit! The star, who turned 40 in December, shared a video compilation of clips and snaps from the celebratory trip she took with fiancé Sam Asghari to Cabo San Lucas. "Throwback of my birthday !!! They wrote my name in the sand … such a cool day" the popstar captioned her post. Britney recently shaped up with the help of her fitness fueled partner. In an Instagram video shared by the singer in the spring, she revealed some of the ways she got into great shape. "In the past two weeks I've said that's it … I have got to get in shape considering my boyfriend's body is hotter than hot," she wrote. Read on to see 5 ways Britney Spears got into 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 Started Running
If you want a body like Britney, lace up your sneakers and hit the pavement. "I run a lot," Britney reveals in her post. Harvard Health maintains that a 155 pound person running at 10 MPH can burn a whopping 562 calories in 30 minutes. And, per science, it can help you build muscle, lower your risk of heart disease, improve your sleep, and may promote longevity.
She Started to Eat "Clean"
Per Britney she tries to "eat clean" and be "mindful" with her food. What is clean eating, exactly? It basically refers to eating fresh, unprocessed, and wholesome foods. The Mediterranean Diet, consistently ranked the best diet in the world, is a good example of a clean diet.
Britney allows herself to indulge on occasion, "like last night when I ate a container of peanuts," she wrote in her most. Per science, a weekly "cheat meal" isn't a bad idea, and can even boost your metabolism and ward off feelings of deprivation—improving not only your ability to lose weight, but your ability to stick to your diet plan as well. A 2017 study published in the International Journal of Obesity reported that dieters who took a two-week break from their low-calorie meal plan were more successful in terms of weight loss than those who dieted consistently.
She Focuses on Strength
Britney isn't trying to be skinny. In fact, after losing a lot of weight she revealed that she would rather be strong. "And then it hit me … I might look better but I felt too vulnerable in my skin being this small," she explained, adding that she "didn't like it."
Britney started boxing to build muscle. "I started boxing so now I feel stronger too," she admitted. Harvard Health promotes the fighting exercise as a great way to build strength, improve balance, posture, hand-eye coordination, boost mood and endurance as well as increase alertness.