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Gisela Bernal in Bathing Suit Shares "Mirror" Selfie

Here’s how this dancer stays fit and healthy.

Gisela Bernal is posting throwback photos of her favorite swimsuits, much to the appreciation of her fans. Bernal shared a mirror selfie where she's posing in a white string bathing suit, her hair in a high ponytail. "Beautiful friend," one pal commented. How does she stay so fit? Read on to see 5 ways Bernal 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!


Dumbbells At the Gym

Bernal uses weights at the gym to build and tone muscle. "Barbells and dumbbells are classic strength training tools," says the Mayo Clinic. "If you don't have weights at home, you can use soup cans. Other options can include using medicine balls or kettlebells."


She's a Dancer

Bernal is a professional dancer, which is a great way to stay in shape while having fun doing it. "We love to express with our bodies what we feel deep within our being," she says. "Grateful to life for allowing me to live dance and art every day on this magical and wonderful path, there is no greater pleasure than fulfilling the purpose of our soul."


Homemade Chicken Pie

Bernal loves cooking at home, especially a rich tarta de pollo (chicken pie). "Chicken skin has had a bad rap for being high in fat," says Amy Myrdal Miller, MS, RD. "But most of the fat in chicken skin is healthy, unsaturated fat—and cooking with the skin keeps the chicken flavorful and moist, so you don't need to add as much salt or use a breaded coating."


Fresh Fruit

Bernal loves making dessert from fresh fruit, especially strawberries. All berries have fantastic health benefits and are rich in antioxidants, experts say. "Antioxidants work everywhere in the body, including the heart," says Johns Hopkins registered dietitian Kathleen Johnson, MA, RD, LDN


Burgers and Fries

Bernal's cheat meal is a burger with fries on the side. "If we think of them as an occasional indulgence and understand what a single portion of French fries looks like, there's no reason to eliminate them from your diet," says Robert H. Shmerling, MD. "And they go great with a salad."

Ferozan Mast
Ferozan Mast is a science, health and wellness writer with a passion for making science and research-backed information accessible to a general audience. Read more
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