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Gabrielle Union Shares Swimsuit Snap with Dwyane Wade

Here’s everything she does to look great at 49.

Gabrielle Union is still cruising into the final weeks of summer. The 48-year-old actress continued showing off her European vacation on the Riviera with friends — as well as her super fit bikini body — on Tuesday, sharing a loved up clip of herself and husband Dwyane Wade. How does she keep her curves toned? 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 Bikini Photos!


Her Diet Is Super Healthy


Gabrielle makes sure she eats right. "No gluten, no dairy. Except when I eat gluten and dairy," she captioned a recent image on Instagram. While she eats healthy most of the time, she previously revealed to WH that she occasionally indulges in "eating what the hell I want and not thinking about it." 


She Trains with Her Family

Gabrielle's family doubles as her workout buddies. "Training together, struggling, failing, trying to get better—it's been a cool thing that doesn't feel like, 'Let's go talk about our feelings.' It's like, I'm a cool mom!" she told Women's Health. "Grind together, shine together," she captioned an a recent pic sweating with her hubby.  


She Does Strength Training and Pilates

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Gabrielle revealed to WH that her workouts usually consist of 15 to 20 minutes of cardio plus strength training and Pilates. "A Pilates routine generally includes exercises that promote core strength and stability, muscle control, and endurance, including exercises that stress proper posture and movement patterns and balanced flexibility and strength. It can also be helpful in training for sports or in physical rehabilitation," explains the Mayo Clinic about the benefits.


She Gets Her Workouts Done First Thing in the AM

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Gabrielle makes sure to get her work outs in before anything else. "You know how you swing your legs off to the side of the bed? That's when you really think about life's decisions: How much would it cost if I cancel? What does traffic look like? Should I go back to sleep?" Instead, she drinks a coffee and hits the gym. "I don't leave people hanging." 


She Drinks A LOT of Water


Gabrielle revealed to Elle that she has been chugging a gallon of water a day since her mid-thirties. "It's made a tremendous difference with my hair, skin, and nails. Everyone is always like, 'What did you do differently than everyone else? Why are you aging so slow?' It's something that everyone has access to and it not only helps with your beauty, it also helps with your fitness and digestion," she said. She consumes half her water by noon, "casually" drinking the other half until 6:00 pm. She also revealed that she drinks "a good 32 ounces" during her workouts. "Just try and do as much as you can early," she suggests. 


Leah Groth
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