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Elsa Pataky in Bathing Suit Says "Have a Nice World"

Here is how the Spanish star stays fit. 

Elsa Pataky, star of the new Netflix hit Interceptor, is using her fit figure to model sandals in a swimsuit! The Spanish actress flaunts her impressive physique via her latest Instagram post, promoting a footwear line, Gioseppo's "Have a nice world" collection by rocking a one-piece to perfection. How does Mrs. Chris Hemsworth keep herself in such fantastic form? Read on to see 6 ways Elsa Patakay 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 "Fitness Bodies"

Elsa loves muscles. "I've been working out since I was 16 or 17 years old. I've always been a fan of fitness bodies, in men too – but more in women. I was focused, like, 'Oh, I want to have a body like that.' I love the athletes – they [are] all fit with muscles, and strong – so I've been working out for many years just to find what is good for me," she told Women's Health.  


She Does "Exercise Snacking"

Elsa weight trains three times a week for 30 minutes. She also stretches. For example, she will randomly do squats and stretches to "feel strong" and energized. She will also bust out a few moves whenever she feels like she needs to, which she refers to as "exercise-snacking."


She Doesn't Take Time Off of Exercise

"I can't be without training for more than two weeks – I just get really nervous and my energy starts to go down," Elsa confessed to Women's Health. "When you start working out and your body's changing and you're achieving your goals, that's such a great thing. So, I think that's the motivation [to exercise] – feeling better and just being happy with you and knowing that you're healthy. If you know you're taking care of your body and you're doing it for a reason, you can put aside the, 'I can't do it.'"


She Does Yoga

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Elsa does two to three yoga sessions per week, a personalized practice which includes extra abs and glute work to make it "strong" to "feel that I'm working out, too," she told Women's Health. "It's just like another kind of energy you have in yoga. It's also for your mind. At the end you have that moment of laying down and five minutes of like [does an exaggerated exhale]. Kind of like a meditation. I think that's really important for your brain and to come down. At the end of the yoga, it's just good for me to lay down and think about nothing … or try to [laughs]," she said. 


She Loves the Mediterranean Diet


Elsa follows the popular Mediterranean diet, revealing to sunrise that she tries to keep it plant-based, eating lots of vegetables, fruits, legumes, wholegrains, nuts, seeds and olive oil, for its sustainability."I don't believe anything about diets, like quick diets that you do before summer. Those miracles don't exist," she explained. "Mediterranean food every day, not just [for] periods of time."


She Does Intermittent Fasting

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Elsa's husband, Chris Hemsworth, got her into the time-restricted style of eating, aka intermittent fasting. "[Chris], he got me into fasting. So I've started fasting now, I was always like 'Hmmm, I don't know!', and it's really hard, but then I started reading about it," she said in an interview with Body + Soul. "Although, I was like 'I don't want to lose weight'—because it's a great way to lose weight, if you need to lose weight—but you won't lose weight if your body doesn't need to. And I learnt that, doing it. But I read that it was amazing for anti-ageing, so I was like 'I'm in! I'm in!' [laughs]. So he started it, and then I followed."

Leah Groth
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