Gwen Stefani in Bathing Suit Says "Cheers"
Gwen Stefani had the best July 4th celebrations with husband Blake Shelton and a group of friends. Stefani, 53, shared a reel of the group doing a beer tasting, with Stefani wearing an American flag hat and a decorated two-piece while hanging out in the pool. "Cheers!" she captioned the post. "So happy seeing you both loving and living your best life," a fan commented. How does she stay so fit? Read on to see 5 ways Stefani stays in shape and the photos that prove they work.
Stefani fits in workouts whenever she has the time, but focuses more on staying active (especially when she's at the Oklahoma ranch with Shelton). Her main focus is on keeping a healthy balance. "I do work out," she says. "I mean I haven't lately… I never have time! I feel like working out is important, but having balance is the key to everything. Now I've lived this long, I know that for sure!"
Taking Care Of the Inside
Stefani focuses on inner health as well as outer appearance, which she now prioritizes. "I've learned a lot about that," she says. "I used to do a lot of fitness and physical exercise, which I still think is really important, but spiritual exercise is the one thing that really got me to where I'm at. So I do that all day long, every day, and then if I get time I do my fitness."
Skincare and SPF
Stefani is diligent about moisturizing her skin and always wearing SPF. "Skin care is a moving target as you age," she says. "Your skin is always changing and evolving. And there are constantly new and improved products being released to try. I've always kept my skincare pretty simple and minimal though. My morning routine usually includes a prayer, brushing my teeth and moisturizing. Occasionally I'll do a facial massage to decrease any puffiness."
Disciplined About Diet
Stefani has never pretended staying fit is easy for her, or doesn't require discipline. "I hate talking about it, but it's true," she says. "I've always been on a diet, ever since I was in the sixth grade. It's an ongoing battle and it's a nightmare. But I like clothes too much, and I always wanted to wear the outfits I would make. And I'm very vain."
Stefani follows a vegetarian diet, but relaxes when she's in Oklahoma with Shelton. "To get the most out of a vegetarian diet, choose a variety of healthy plant-based foods," says the Mayo Clinic. "These include whole fruits and vegetables and whole grains. Nuts and legumes, such as lentils, beans and peanuts, also are considered healthy plant-based foods."