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Gabrielle Union in Bathing Suit Shares a Special Selfie

Here’s how she stays fit.

Gabrielle Union, star of the Disney+ hit Cheaper By the Dozen and Apple TV+'s Truth Be Told, in a bathing suit just shared a special selfie for the 4th of July weekend. She wore a brown swimsuit in front of a mirror, with her husband Dwyane Wade in the background, his hands on his ballcap. How does she stay so fit? Read on to see 5 ways Gabrielle Union 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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She Meditates

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"New research is finding meditation useful for a variety of health problems—including easing chronic pain… reducing gastrointestinal symptoms… and lowering blood pressure and stress to protect the heart!" says Harvard Health. "With regular practice, meditation can also help you gain a deeper awareness of your inner self. There is even some evidence that meditation changes your brain—enlarging areas of brain tissue that help us think and learn… while decreasing areas that cause us stress and anxiety."

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She Does Pilates

MIAMI BEACH, FLORIDA – MAY 06: Gabrielle Union attends American Express Presents CARBONE Beach at Carbone on May 06, 2022 in Miami Beach, Florida. (Photo by John Parra/Getty Images for Carbone Beach)

"The great thing about Pilates is that I can take out my annoyance from waking up early on the machines instead of human beings," she told Women's Health. "It's for the greater good. My body responds to it, and I'm also more clear."

3

She Does Cardio

NEW YORK, NEW YORK – MAY 03: Gabrielle Union is seen in the Upper East Side on May 03, 2022 in New York City. (Photo by Gotham/GC Images)

"I like to mix it up so I don't get anxiety staring at the treadmill," she said to Women's Health. "Cardio could be jumping jacks, running up my driveway, side shuffles like I used to do in basketball, an elliptical, treadmill, or sled pushes." "Rather than stretching before you exercise, do a dynamic warmup instead, such as running in place, jumping jacks or leg lifts," says the Mayo Clinic. "Things where you're engaging the muscles, but you're moving them. And you're getting them warm gradually as you progress into your workout," says Dr. Chad Asplund, a Mayo Clinic sports medicine physician.

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She Has Anxiety and Says "I See You"

MILAN, ITALY – JUNE 19: Gabrielle Union, Dwyane Wade attend Prada Spring/Summer 2023 Menswear Fashion Show on June 19, 2022 in Milan, Italy. (Photo by Jacopo M. Raule/Getty Images for Prada)

Gabrielle once wrote: "As a rape survivor, I have battled PTSD for 30 years. Living with anxiety and panic attacks all these years has never been easy. There's times the anxiety is so bad it shrinks my life. Leaving the house or making a left hand turn at an uncontrolled light can fill me with terror. Anxiety can turn my anticipation about a party or fun event I've been excited about attending (Met Ball) into pure agony. When we tell y'all what we are experiencing, please believe us the 1st time we mention it. No, it's not like being nervous and everyone experiences and deals with anxiety differently, and that's OK. I don't need you to try to 'fix' me. I share this as I hope everyone living with anxiety knows they aren't alone or 'being extra.' I see you, I FEEL you and there is so much love for you. Always. Love and light good people. Be good to each other out there 🖤"

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She Urges Kids to Get Their Vaccines

MILAN, ITALY – JUNE 18: Gabrielle Union is seen during Milan Fashion Week S/S 2023 on June 18, 2022 in Milan, Italy. (Photo by Robino Salvatore/GC Images)

"We want to make sure that you and your family and your loved ones are as safe as possible. And it starts with step one, reach out to your doctor. If you don't have a doctor, reach out to your local health department to find out if, uh, your child has missed any immunizations, any of those doctor recommended vaccines. So you are good to go come school time, and you're safe as you guys are moving around," she said. "As the world is opening back up, we don't want those diseases that have been prevented by vaccines to make their way back."

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