Gymnast Olivia Dunne Shares Swimsuit Photos of Her and Friends
Olivia Dunne is partying it up with her pals in her swimsuit. In some of her latest social media posts the gymnast flaunts her incredibly fit figure in bathing suits while in Gulf Shores, Alabama. "So much room for activities!!!" she captioned a series of Instagram snaps, sharing a few others via her stories. How does the athlete maintain her enviable body? Here are a few of her go-to health habits.
Coffee Every Day
Olivia orders a vanilla latte with oat milk at Starbucks every day. Should you drink coffee? The Cleveland Clinic says yes, as there are several benefits of drinking coffee in moderation. "It acts on your brain to improve memory, mood, reaction times and mental function," they say, citing a study finding that caffeine can improve endurance and performance during exercise. It is also antioxidant-rich, can ward off diabetes, prevent neurologic disease, lower cancer risk, and ward off depression, they say.
Olivia goes for lots of walks, a great daily habit. One study published in JAMA Internal Medicine found that walking at a brisk pace for about 30 minutes a day led to a reduced risk of heart disease, cancer, dementia and death, compared with walking a similar number of steps but at a slower pace.
Surfing is another athletic hobby of Olivia. "Totally tubular," she captioned Instagram photos of herself surfing in Hawaii. The Australian government's Better Health maintains that surfing provides many health benefits including cardiovascular fitness from paddling, shoulder and back strength, which also strengthens from the paddling, and leg and core strength. "Once you're standing up on the board, strong legs and a strong core will keep you up," they say.
Tennis is also part of Olivia's fitness game. "Serving looks," she captioned a post from the tennis court. According to ACE Fitness it blends together cardio and aerobic exercise, as there is a lot of running around, and hand-eye coordination. "While tennis provides numerous health benefits—improved aerobic fitness and anaerobic endurance, muscular fitness (grip strength and endurance), flexibility, multiple skill parameters (balance, speed, agility and quickness), reactivity, and power—it also is psychologically demanding," they say.
A Healthy and Productive Routine
Routine helps Olivia achieve her fitness and scholastic goals. "First, I wake up and go to the class, where I'm usually with my teammates. I study [at the communications center] and get schoolwork done," she told New York Post. After class, "I come home, eat lunch and go right to the gym, where I train for hours," she continued. "I have conditioning before or after practice, which takes place at football operations. Then, I go straight to the dining hall to eat dinner. After that, I come home [to my dorm] and do my work stuff at night."