Brooke Shields in Bathing Suit Plunges Into Cold Pool
Brooke Shields has been an icon since the 1980s. So it's always fun to see how she stays well. "New Thanksgiving tradition," she captioned a video of herself entering what looked like a cold plunge pool. "Body-ody-ody‼️" commented Christie Brinkley, adding three fire emojis. "You're supposed to cook the Turkey not yourself…" added Ali Wentworth. "Cold plunge!? LOVE," said Sophia Bush. Read on to see 7 ways 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 Focuses on Certain Muscles
"I started working on little individual muscles, and sort of shaping the muscles that don't really get attention," she told Hoda Kotb and Jenna Bush Hager on 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."
This is Her Take on Wellness
"To admit that it's not just about the outside, nor is it just about the inside. It's OK to admit that you care about how you look, but not at the risk of sacrificing how you feel. Take responsibility for who you know is your best self on both the outside and the inside, and actually live up to it," she told the Purist.
Here's How She Stays Healthy
"I believe in rewarding myself. Sometimes, the reward comes from curtailing my vices, and sometimes it involves giving myself permission to indulge. On the practical side: a full night's sleep, finding exercise that I actually enjoy, and remembering to hydrate throughout the day," she tells the Purist.
She Appreciates Her Self Care
"I have learned to respect the ritual of it all a little bit more. I used to rush passed everything and after this last year, I've learned to appreciate the more ritualistic approach to self-care and it being a time for myself, not just a chore," Shields said to Dujour. "I think we compartmentalize so much of self-care and one thing that I found during COVID was that I went through a lot of extremes until I found a balance. The pendulum had to balance out in the middle for me and now that involves making my teeth important and taking a more well-rounded type of approach to self-care," Shields explains.
She Eats Leafy Greens
"Sweet potatoes, carrots, red and green peppers, kale, spinach, and broccoli all contain the antioxidant carotene. Try to choose red, orange, deep yellow and dark green leafy vegetables every day," says the Mayo Clinic. "Antioxidants are substances that may protect your cells against free radicals, which may play a role in heart disease, cancer and other diseases. Free radicals are molecules produced when your body breaks down food or when you're exposed to tobacco smoke or radiation."
She is All About Body Acceptance
"The thing is, I was in an industry where [being athletic] was not celebrated. I have friends who are supermodels, and I never had that body … I was always considered the athletic one, and that translated into big. I was the big one. Thankfully, so many more body types are accepted these days," she said in a recent interview with Health.
She Tries Different Exercises
"I've just started hanging upside down in inversion boots, doing hamstring pulls and sit-ups. I'm amazed at how great it feels on my back. I'll just hang there and then start doing a whole series of crunches and things like that. It's really hard, but it's really great, and I notice a difference," she told Health.