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Gemma Atkinson Shares Swimsuit Video From "5 Years Ago Today"

Here are her top health habits

Gemma Atkinson is taking a trip down memory lane in her swimsuit. In one of her latest social media posts, the British actress shares a flashback with her fans, a compilation of photos. In one of them she shows off her body in a bathing suit. "My phones rubbing it in reminding me of that time 5 years ago today when we weren't exhausted," she captioned the video. What are the star's top health habits? Celebwell has compiled a list. 


Healthy, Well-Rounded Diet

Gemma starts with a healthy diet. "I'll either have poached eggs on a bagel with avocado and some greens, or I'll have my porridge with almonds, berries and honey," she told Hello. She has "a smoothie mid-morning with whey protein, coconut milk, almonds, frozen spinach, frozen broccoli and frozen cauliflower," she added. "I make a butternut squash but I put cashew nuts in it which makes it nice and creamy," she continued. "Lunch can be a big salad or chickpeas with pesto or veg or some Mexican rice. I've always loved Mexican food. I think it's been ten years since I ate any red meat but I used to love fish tacos. " And for dinner? "Sometimes I'll just have a shake before bed or sometimes Gorka will make a Spanish omelette which is great." Gemma also carries around nuts to snack on. "It's nutrition but it's fast. I always have them out with me in a bumbag when I'm walking – it's a lot better than snacking on your crisps or biscuits," she told Hello. 




Gemma makes sure to get enough sleep. 'I get up at 4.30am to present Manchester's Key 103 Breakfast Show. I swear by getting six hours' sleep," she told Women's Health.



Gemma makes sure to hydrate, "drinking three litres of water a day," she told Women's Health. According to the U.S. National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine men should drink about 15.5 cups (3.7 liters) of fluids a day and women about 11.5 cups (2.7 liters) of fluids. According to the Mayo Clinic, hydration is important for a variety of reasons. Water helps get rid of waste through urination, perspiration, and bowel movements, keeps your temperature normal, lubricates and cushions joints, and helps protect sensitive tissues.


"Heavy" Weight Training

Gemma's approach to exercise "does involve a lot of heavy weight training. I've always gone to the gym – but this taught me to focus on the quality of my workouts, not the quantity," she told Women's Health.


Weekend Rest and Cheat Mea4ls

"The weekend is my time to rest. I don't train – I'll go for long dog walks instead. If I fancy it, I'll have pizza, pasta or a glass of wine. I aim for 80% what my body needs, and 20% what it wants," Gemma told Women's Health. 

Leah Groth
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