Gal Gadot in Bathing Suit is "Pure Beauty"
Gal Gadot is one of the busiest people on the planet, starring in films like Death on the Nile (now on Hulu) and extolling the virtues of Goodles (a healthy mac and cheese). But she took a moment to slip on a swimsuit and hit the water. "🐬🌊," she captioned it. "So beautiful!" commented Lilly Aspell, who played young Diana in Wonder Woman. "Pure beauty," said Yuval Scharf. How does she stay so fit? Read on to see 7 ways Gal Gadot 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!
Gadot uses the Headspace app to meditate. "There's no one right way to meditate, and meditation can take on many forms," says the Cleveland Clinic. The practice "helps calm your mind and develop the ability to stay in the present moment," yoga therapist Sally Sherwin, E-RYT 500, C-IAYT, tells the Clinic. "You're not thinking about things that happened yesterday that still bother you, or dwelling on anxiety about future things, like looming deadlines and long to-do lists." She adds: "It's more about an effortless focus."
She Values Sleep
Experts recommend getting 7 to 9 hours of sleep per night. There are mental health benefits to that. "Sleep helps your brain work properly. While you're sleeping, your brain is getting ready for the next day. It's forming new pathways to help you learn and remember information," says the NIH. "Studies show that a good night's sleep improves learning and problem-solving skills. Sleep also helps you pay attention, make decisions, and be creative."
This is Her Fitness Regime
"I like to do interval training, and I'm super grateful that I can do those workouts in my gym at home. I try to get to it every day, but sometimes it's more like three to four times a week. It's been a bit challenging to carve out the time with the family at home," she told Shape. With this technique, "as your cardiovascular fitness improves, you'll be able to exercise longer or with more intensity. Imagine finishing your 60-minute walk in 45 minutes — or the additional calories you'll burn by keeping up the pace for the full 60 minutes," says the Mayo Clinic.
She Enjoys the Mediterranean Diet
On the Mediterranean diet, "you will eat mostly plant-based foods like fruits and vegetables, potatoes, whole-grains, beans, nuts, seeds and extra virgin olive oil. Meals are planned around these foods. The diet also includes moderate amounts of lean poultry, fish, seafood, dairy and eggs. You should avoid fried foods, sweets, red meats and white flour products," says the Cleveland Clinic.
She Values Balance
"I think that staying hydrated is a big thing. And especially for me when I travel all the time, this is something that always makes me feel energized and good. Now, as a philosophy of life that I have is, we live in such a modern, hectic, busy, pressured lives; and something that is really big for me is balance and finding the balance in everything that we do and finding ways to really charge ourselves both physically, mentally, spiritually and emotionally," she told HuffPo.