Eva Longoria in Bathing Suit Has "Time for Me"
Eva Longoria in a bathing suit is having some "time for me." The actor, producer and entrepreneur (behind Casa Del Sol tequila) never seems to stop; if she's not working, she's exercising or parenting. Yet at age 47, she still looks like she's straight out of Desperate Housewives. How does she stay so fit? Read on to see 5 ways Eva Longoria 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 is Thankful to Her Body
"I'm very thankful to my body. We're so hard on our bodies as women, like 'I am so fat, look at this, I wish my arms didn't droop, I wish my jeans fit better, lalala,' and I think when your body hears that negativity, it could be toxic. Words create emotional poison, so be sure to thank your body. Be grateful to your body. Especially after I had my baby. I was in no rush to workout. I was in no rush to get back into shape. I was like, 'Thank you so much body for creating the love of my life,'" she told SheKnows.
She Works Out For Her Mental Health
"Instead of letting tensions build, Psychologist Kia-Rai Prewitt, PhD suggests taking several five- to 10-minute breaks throughout your day to help relieve stress, depression or anxiety. You can do this by taking a five-minute walk around the block, doing a 10-minute meditation or practicing a guided imagery exercise," says the Cleveland Clinic. "Even standing once every hour for a few minutes can help with circulation," says Dr. Prewitt. "If you're giving yourself these little breaks throughout the day, I think it can help sustain your energy and contribute to a more positive attitude."
She Has Done a 21-Day Meditation
Eva once did a 21-day guided meditation with friends. "You write down your thoughts and it's so great, because when you do it with your tribe, it's better; you can be more accountable," she told Women's Health. "The practice of meditation is thousands of years old, and different forms come from around the world. But modern science has only started studying this practice in detail during the last few decades. Some of the biggest leaps in science's understanding of meditation have only been possible thanks to modern technology," says the Cleveland Clinic.
Eva trampolines for an hour for a workout. "It's so fun and it's good on my knees because I'm an old" person, she told Ellen DeGeneres. "I used to run, I can't run anymore. There's this place in New York called the Ness," where she got into it. "When I started, I'd do it for 5 minutes. Now, it's really changed my body." It helps drain the lymphatic system.
She Does Puzzles
On Ellen, the host said she did puzzles during the quarantine. Eva said: "I was puzzling too. I'm obsessed with puzzles. My husband hates them. It gives him anxiety. He's like, 'Get these things off the table.' I'm like, 'No, I already did the edges!'" "There are many things that you can do to keep your brain in shape, such as doing crossword puzzles or Sudoku, reading, playing cards or putting together a jigsaw puzzle. Consider it cross-training your brain. So incorporate different activities to increase the effectiveness," says the Mayo Clinic.