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Camila Mendes in Bathing Suit Says Hi From Coachella

Here’s how the Riverdale star stays fit.

Camila Mendes is having fun in the sun at Coachella with her Riverdale costars. The gorgeous actress showed off her phenomenal figure in a swimsuit while spending time with Vanessa Morgan and Lili Reinhardt at the annual music festival. "Missing @madelame and my prada sunnies which were last seen in this photo," she captioned the image, referring to Madelaine Petsch, who plays Cheryl Blossom on the show. How does the actress keep herself so fit? Read on to see 8 of Camila Mendes' top tips for staying 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!


Work Out in the Morning

The early bird gets the workout worm, per Camila. "I strive to be super consistent — as consistent as I can be. Whenever I have a day off, I will make a point to work out in the morning," she recently told Shape. "Morning workouts help reduce the possibility for obstacles to present themselves," Jasmin Theard, ACSM HFS, an exercise physiologist at Piedmont Atlanta Fitness Center. "There is also less opportunity to make excuses." "Exercise in general helps create a hormonal balance and helps you get into a routine, which can help improve your sleep," she says.


Move Your Body Daily


Camila prioritizes exercise, squeezing in some form of movement, even if she doesn't have time for a full on workout "I definitely move my body every day," she told Health


Mix Up Your Workouts

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Camila maintains variety with exercise. "I go through phases when it comes to what I like to do—I've taken lots of different classes and all that," she told Health. She also works with a trainer and during their workouts "does a lot of circuit training," she added to Shape. She also plays tennis. 


Get Stretched Out

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Camila is a big fan of the Theragun. Her trainer regularly uses it on her to relieve post-workout tension. "She really gets into my hamstrings. I laugh uncontrollably every time (because it's really painful!) but it's also ticklish. It adds to my routine and I like giving attention to my body in that sort of way," she told Shape. 



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Camila makes sure to take me time when things get "overwhelming" at work. "I'll text production and say, 'Hey I'm going to meditate in my trailer for ten minutes. Please don't knock unless it's urgent.' And then I turn off all the lights, sit on the floor, take out my phone, and meditate using the Balance app," she told Shape. 


Listen to Your Body

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Camila pays attention to her body. "For me, it's taking care of myself in the most immediate way," she told Health. "What do I need—and what does my body need right now? Sometimes I'll randomly sit down and check in and be like: 'What does my body want? Do I need water, sleep, or to move around and stretch? Should I journal?' I think being well is about checking in with your physical and mental health and evaluating what you really need at that moment."


Don't Diet

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Camila, who speaks openly about her struggle with an eating disorder, has a healthy approach to diet. "My relationship with food was very weird for a while—I had an eating disorder," she told Health. "I got through it by seeing [my] therapist and working with a nutritionist who was very adamant about me overcoming my fear of carbs. I used to not eat carbs—but that would just lead me to binge on them after avoiding them for a while. I tried all the diets—I was always on a diet. But I eventually learned they weren't helping me at all."


Eat for Nourishment

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Camila focuses on nourishing her body with food. "As soon as I started listening to my body and eating what my body needed—which sometimes is eating the things I used to think were bad, like sugar and bread—I noticed a big change," she dished to Health. "The crazy lesson was that your body tells you what it wants and needs; you just have to learn how to listen to it. It takes a while to learn that—it's hard. And what one woman needs isn't going to be the same as what another woman needs. We're all different."

Leah Groth
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