Elena Morali in Bathing Suit Says "It's Almost Christmas"
Italian star Elena Morali is sharing a cheeky post with her fans, asking them to guess what exotic, far-flung location she will visit next. The TV host posted a photo of herself wearing a red bathing suit as she walked away from the camera, with the caption "Ya'll aren't getting tired of my beach pics yet right??? Almost Christmas and I'm about to start again…. Destination ??? Guess what 🏝️." How does she stay so fit? Read on to see 5 ways Morali 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 Loves Pilates
Morali incorporates regular Pilates sessions into her workout routine. "Like yoga, one of the best benefits [of Pilates] is that well-being that can come from feeling better," says yoga therapist Judi Bar. "It strengthens your core and, ultimately, it can help lower back pain because, besides tight muscles, lower back pain also comes from misalignment and lack of strength."
Morali is a fearless snorkeler, especially on vacation. "Blue spaces provide us with distractions that take our mind away from the day-to-day hassles of life," says Kate Campbell, a health psychology researcher at Te Herenga Waka-Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand. "The sound of the crashing waves, the smell of salty air, the crunching of sand beneath our toes…The sensations relax our bodies and tell our minds to switch off."
She Loves Animals
Morali is passionate about animals, from dogs to elephants. Interacting with animals such as horses releases oxytocin, experts say. "The beauty of the horse is that it can be therapeutic in so many different ways," says Breeanna Bornhorst, executive director of the Northern Virginia Therapeutic Riding Program in Clifton, Va. "Some of our riders might benefit from the connection and the relationship-building with the horse and with their environment. Other riders maybe will benefit physically, from the movements, and build that core strength, and body awareness and muscle memory."
Morali loves swimming, both in the pool and in the ocean. "We know there are four main ways that blue spaces benefit health – through physical activity, stress reduction, providing a space for socialization [and finally the] environmental factors that have a knock on impact on our health," says Niamh Smith, a researcher from Glasgow Caledonian University. "For example, if a river is tree-lined, you have shade."
She Does Yoga
Regular yoga sessions are an important part of Morali's workout routine. "There are many options when it comes to finding yoga poses to wake up both your body and your mind," says Bar. "And for many of them, you can do them right where you are. Once you begin to develop a daily practice, you'll begin to feel better all around!"