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Diletta Leotta in Bathing Suit Top Goes for a Bike Ride

She works out every day.

Italian TV star Diletta Leotta works hard for her impressive physique, and it shows in every photo and video she posts on her social media. The talented sports presenter shared a picture of herself going for a bike ride in an orange bikini, enjoying the beautiful sunny weather. How does she stay so fit? Read on to see 5 ways Leotta 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!

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At Least 20 Mins Of Exercise a Day

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Leotta sets aside "at least" 20 minutes a day to work out, and doesn't feel comfortable if she isn't getting regular exercise at least three days a week. "When it happens in some periods of not training so much I feel the physical need to get my body in motion," she says, adding that she focuses on "the sun salutation, 100 squats and lots of stretching."

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Eggplant Lasagna

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Leotta is a fantastic cook and loves to make traditional Italian dishes such as eggplant (aubergine) lasagna from scratch. "Being a good source of fiber and a low-calorie choice, aubergine is an ideal ingredient to use in a weight management programme," says registered nutritionist Jo Lewin. "It can be successfully used to replace more calorie-dense options in a range of different recipes. In addition to this, plant compounds in aubergine appear to inhibit the action of pancreatic lipase, and as such may inhibit fat digestion."

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She Loves To Cycle

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Leotta enjoys regular sessions of riding her bike out in the fresh air. "It's been shown that cycling reduces anxiety and depression," says Jaclyn Kubiak, PT, DPT. "Mainly, because you can make it fun. You get the added benefit of being outdoors or you can go do it with friends. You can change the intensity for it yourself," he adds. "It can be as easy as you want or as hard and enduring as you want."

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She Practices Yoga

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Leotta is a devoted yogi, a practice that benefits both mind and body. "As a practice, many would say that yoga incorporates the ritual of focus and meditation as much as the physical poses and breathwork that are more visually obvious to observers," says Sarah Robinson, MSc. "The tangible benefits of yoga — such as the ability to touch your toes, are easier to record quantitatively than, say, how calm you feel after meditating. Internal practices will always be more challenging to explore. The impacts of both yoga and meditation on various cognitive and behavioral functions are many; from structural alterations in the brain and improved brain function, to benefits on mental health, reduction in symptoms of anxiety, and greater concentration."

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She Focuses On Authenticity

Being a woman in the male-dominated world of soccer isn't easy, but Leotta has blazed a trail. "In 2018 I remember that I was completely alone on the field," she says. "But now [there] are so many women doing this job so I'm really happy to be part of this team full of women. At the beginning it was not easy to fit in in this world dominated by men. And now, I think that we are ready to experience an inclusive show with football and women in football… lt never stops surprising me, and it never stops being exciting. You have to be perfect when you speak about football. I was completely obsessed with being perfect and sometimes I lost my authenticity. But now I think that I am ready to be myself every time and show my personality. Maybe this is one of the most important things that I can do."

Ferozan Mast
Ferozan Mast is a science, health and wellness writer with a passion for making science and research-backed information accessible to a general audience. Read more
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