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Flavia Laos in Bathing Suit Says "It's the Most Wonderful Time of the Year"

She loves resistance bands.

Peruvian actress Flavia Laos is enjoying a beautiful holiday season in London, England, and isn't letting the cold weather stop her from donning a swimsuit. Laos shared a picture of herself posing in front of the London Eye, wearing a blue bathing suit under a white crop top, skirt, and boots. "It's the most wonderful time of the year 🎶," she captioned the post. How does she stay so fit? Read on to see 5 ways Laos 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!


Jump Rope

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Laos loves to jump rope as part of her workout routine—something boxers regularly like to do as part of their training. "They've used it for a long time for strength, balance, and cardiovascular exercise," says William Roberts, MD, director of the Sports Medicine Program at the University of Minnesota Medical School. "And when you think about what boxers do, they're on their toes and moving around, kind of like jumping rope, so it works a lot of the same muscles."


Resistance Bands


Laos incorporates resistance bands into her exercises. "You can loop them around your legs or arms, and they come in all different shapes and sizes. Like weights, they have different resistances to make your workout easier or harder," says personal trainer Jen Skym. "Resistance bands recruit the 'stabilizer' muscles – this muscle group is significant because it supports our larger muscles and joints when we move, and helps reduce the risk of injury. So they are a safe and low-impact option for older people, and are often used for rehabilitation."


Lots of Cardio

Laos loves to get her cardio in, especially on the treadmill. "You can use self-talk in the middle of a workout to talk yourself through the hard miles or keep going if you want to give up," says  Kaitlin Goodman, M.P.H. "I've heard a lot of people reference that—'Well, I feel like I'm able to tackle this hard thing, whether it's in work or in my personal life, because I know I can do hard things on the run."


Lifting Weights

Lifting weights and resistance training is a core part of Laos' workout regimen—something that has more than just physical benefits. "A 2020 study suggests that [intensive weight training over six months] is really quite beneficial to parts of the brain involved in memory," says neurologist Darren Gitelman.


Ab Workouts

Laos is proud of her abs, and works hard to maintain them. "Strong core muscles make it easier to do many activities," says the Mayo Clinic. "When your core muscles are strong, it's easier to swing a golf club, get a glass from the top shelf and bend down to tie your shoes. Strong core muscles help athletes, such as runners. That's because weak core muscles can lead to more fatigue, less endurance and injuries. Weak core muscles can leave you more prone to poor posture, lower back pain and muscle injuries. Strengthening your core muscles may help back pain get better and lower the risk of falls."

Ferozan Mast
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