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Haley Lu Richardson Shares Swimsuit Photo of "Book Club"

Here are 6 ways she stays in shape.

Haley Lu Richardson is promoting reading and showing off her fit body in a bathing suit! In one of her latest social media posts, the White Lotus star flaunts her incredible figure while revealing her look of books. "Book club," she captioned the Instagram image. "Excuse me…" commented Lili Reinhart. "Suddenly I love reading," added Camila Mendes. How does Haley Lu Richardson stay so fit? Read on to see 6 ways the young actress stays in shape and the photos that prove they work.


She Dances


Before Haley got into acting, she had been a competitive dancer for most of her life. During an interview with The Last Magazine, she said, "I danced for like eight or nine years. I was super focused and committed to that; all I did was go to school and then dance and get no sleep. That's when I learned about self-motivation and committing to something, and also about how much I love entertaining and telling stories. And I think dance and acting have those things in common." She added to Glamour that she still teaches dance. "I teach it every Wednesday. One day I'll do a jazz class; one day I'll do a really emo lyrical dance. This week I did a burlesque class and we all dressed up with feather boas," she said. 


She Loves Matcha


Starting her day with a matcha with oat milk is "a new thing I've been doing in the last year," says Haley. "I never drank caffeine every day, and I guess now that I'm in my late twenties, it's finally made its way into my life," she told Byrdie. I'm not too fond of the taste of coffee, and I only like it if it's 95 percent oat milk and there's some sweetener. Also, coffee really affects my bowels quite a bit, and it's not something I can drink regularly. [Laughs] Matcha is more gentle."


She Eats Clean


Haley pays attention to ingredients. "I like eating food items that don't have a long ingredient list. I prefer the taste of a date with peanut butter to most desserts in a grocery store," she told Byrdie. 


She Meditates

Haley also takes care of her mental health. One way she gets her zen on? Mediation. She captioned this image, "meditating in the mouth." When you meditate, "you may clear away the information overload that builds up every day and contributes to your stress," says the Mayo Clinic. Benefits include:

  • Gaining a new perspective on stressful situations
  • Building skills to manage your stress
  • Increasing self-awareness
  • Focusing on the present
  • Reducing negative emotions
  • Increasing imagination and creativity
  • Increasing patience and tolerance
  • Lowering resting heart rate
  • Lowering resting blood pressure
  • Improving sleep quality


She Reads

In her latest post, Haley reveals another one of her healthy habits: Reading. One Harvard study published in Social Science & Medicine found that people who read books regularly had a 20% lower risk of dying over the next 12 years compared with people who weren't readers or who read periodicals. 


She Prioritizes Self-Care

Haley does "So many things," for self-care, she told Glamour. "When I get home from working—because I pretty much film everywhere but California—I get back to cooking my own meals. I teach a dance class every week to old people. I crochet, sit in my bathtub, listen to Phoebe Bridgers…. Just being in my house with a consistent routine makes me feel at home."

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