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Gwyneth Paltrow Radiates In Sauna Selfie

Here are her secrets to looking and feeling great.

Gwyneth Paltrow is heating up her Goop social media feed! On Tuesday, the 48-year-old showed off her fit figure in a bikini in a post for her lifestyle brand. "The secret to ultimate summer radiance involves not just a last-minute swipe of bronzer but a multipronged approach: good food, great exercise, a glow-inducing supplement, powerfully restorative skin care, and of course some fun stuff (highlighter, self-tanner, and more)," she captioned it. In case you are curious what else she does to look great, here are 8 other ways Gwyneth Paltrow stays in shape and the photos that prove they work—and to get beach-ready yourself, don't miss these essential 50 Celebrity Women Who Celebrate Their Bodies!


She Loves Dance-Inspired Workouts

Gwyneth is "a total die-hard" fan of the Tracy Anderson Method, a dance inspired workout. "Her method works so well for me. I've seen all these fads come and go, and nothing works for me the way that Tracy's approach does, so I really stick with it," she told Shape. "She's amazing." "Many of you may already know of my passion for the Tracy Anderson Method and my investment in it. She has kicked my formerly sagging," self, "into shape and I will be forever grateful," she added on Goop. 


She Meditates

Gwyneth is also a big fan of meditation. She recently revealed to Vogue she went from doing it "sporadically" to every single morning during the pandemic. "I do Transcendental Meditation, so that's something you learn with a teacher and they give you a mantra. There's an app called Insight Timer that I use, and then sometimes when I need a little meditation in the afternoon [I use] The Breathing App. You follow a ball expanding and contracting and breathe along with it. Even five minutes is really helpful," she revealed. "Paparazzi'd while meditating…" she captioned a recent Instagram photo. 


She Uses Infrared Saunas

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"I love to take an infrared sauna; it's really detoxifying. It's a real gift to myself," she told Shape. "I haven't tried cryotherapy yet because I'm kind of scared to, but they say it's great for pain. Our diets are so full of inflammatory foods that I think we need to do increasingly extreme things to combat it."


She Cleanses

"At Goop they call me 'GP the guinea pig,' because I'll try anything," she told Shape about her love of cleanses. "I just tried a goat milk cleanse for eight days to rid my system of parasites. That was really interesting. It's only goat's milk and herbs. The theory is that we all have parasites, and they love the milk protein. So if you eat nothing else, they all come out of the intestinal wall and then you kill them with the herbs. I had to try it for Goop, but I felt so good after it."


Her Diet Is Clean

Gwyneth revealed to Shape that she tries to "eat pretty clean during the day" fueling up on "good proteins and lots of vegetables and not too much grain or sugar, and nothing baked" during the day. At night she is more lenient, eating whatever she wants for dinner, but shying toward lean proteins like fish and chicken. 


She Takes Supplements

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Paltrow is such a fan of supplements that she created her own Goop line. "The way the modern food system is, we're always depleted of nutrients, so I take a good multivitamin, and a fish oil, and then I have other herbs for various things," she told Shape. 


She Loves Outdoor Workouts

Gwyneth loves exercising outdoors. "Always trying to get as close to Mother Nature as possible," she captioned an Earth Day post of herself paddleboarding.


She Is a Fan of Intermittent Fasting

Paltrow is a fan of intermittent fasting. "This year, I've been working with my dear friend and functional medicine practitioner @drwillcole and experimenting with the program from his new book, Intuitive Fasting. Will's clear, but flexible, four-week plan combines intuitive eating with intermittent fasting and Ketotarian foods. It's designed to optimize our well-being and set us up to feel our best for all the other weeks to come," she captioned a recent post. "This is not a book of dogma. It will not punish you or restrict you. If there's anything difficult in these pages, it is Will's request that we be willing to listen to ourselves, to our own bodies, to our intuition. @drwillcole, thank you for guiding me and for helping me feel my best in a long time. I can't wait for you all to read Intuitive Fasting and experience Will's magic, too."

Leah Groth
Leah Groth has decades of experience covering all things health, wellness and fitness related. Read more