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Brooke Shields in Bathing Suit Enjoys "Summer Days Drifting Away"

Shields heads a group to urge older women to live a fuller life.

Haven't heard from model and actor Brooke Shields in a while? Get ready to hear more, as the 57-year-old has launched an initiative, Beginning Is Now, to break myths about older women and to persuade them to live life to the fullest. Shields is doing so herself, as in this Instagram pic of herself at the beach in a bathing suit, with the caption, "Summer days drifting away, to, oh, oh, the summer nights 🌻☀💛" (The lyrics are an apparent homage to friend and Grease star Olivia Newton John, who just died. Shields also posted this flashback of her younger self with John back in the day.) Read on to see how Brooke Shields 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 Works Out — Carefully

Shields works out in the gym with personal trainer Ngo Okafor and targets individual muscle groups on different days. "I started working on little individual muscles, and sort of shaping the muscles that don't really get attention," she told Today. "You don't have to deadlift 100 pounds. You can do small, teeny movements to activate these little muscles that actually wrap around other bigger muscles, and they tighten them all in. It was a revelation to work with a personal trainer and it not be a crazy painful thing."


She Avoids Diets


"We've been taught, 'Deny yourself pleasure.' But moderation is harder because it requires really committing to balance," Shields told Health. "I find that if I say, 'I'm not gonna eat ice cream' or 'I'm not gonna drink,' all I want to do is drink and eat ice cream," she added. "It's some kind of psychological battle."


She Eats in Moderation

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 Shields eats a balanced diet and indulges herself on occasion. "When I tell my trainer I had a glass of wine, he'll say, 'Liquid bread!' And I'm like, 'Ugh, but it was a nice one,'" she said. "It's a matter of checks and balances."


She Drinks Water

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"Truly, when I get enough sleep and drink enough water," Shields told Healthy Living Magazine. She added: "I don't think there's a trick to being healthy; I think we all know what our limitations are."



She Meditates

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"I just want the absence of fear," Shields said. "Because every time I start spinning out of control, it comes from fear." She added: "I have to prove to my girls and show my girls that we will get through this, but we have to take the measures."

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