Halle Berry in Beachwear Says "Happy Valentine's Day"
Actress Halle Berry had a date this Valentine's Day. And it's musician Van Hunt. And from the looks of Berry's most recent Instagram post, the couple are very happy together. Berry posted a photo of herself and Hunt going on a sunset beach stroll. The duo are linked personally and professionally. When Halle was directing her MMA drama Bruised, "I had a lot of support … [Hunt] was a big part of that," Berry told PEOPLE. "He did some music for the movie. He actually wrote the title song." So how does the Moonfall star stay so fit? Read on to see 5 ways Halle Berry 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!
She Loves Collagen
Berry opened up to Insider.com about some of her favorite wellness secrets, tips, and products. In the interview, Berry revealed that she likes to take supplements, and has a favorite. "Collagen, collagen, and more collagen." She says that she likes collagen bone broth or in a powder. Studies show it can help your skin. The connection? Your skin has its own support system in the form of collagen and elastin, two compounds that keep your skin tight and plump. That's one reason why sugar is so bad for you. When elevated levels of glucose and fructose enter the body, they link to the amino acids present in the collagen and elastin, producing advanced glycation end products, or "AGEs." That damages these two critical compounds and makes it hard for the body to repair them. Collagen, on the other hand, can't hurt.
She Works On Her Core
Berry has an amazing set of abs, and she makes sure to maintain them. She tells Insider that she makes sure to do a lot of core workouts and exercises in order to stay in shape. "After having two children, my core is always the part of my body that I never leave out of my workouts," she says.
She Loves To Meditate
One of Berry's wellness secrets is practicing meditation regularly. She tells Insider that meditation has been extremely beneficial to her mental health and well-being. "I try to do it as often as I can, even if it's only 20 minutes three times a week," she says.
She Stays Hydrated
Berry shared some of her favorite wellness secrets and products with OprahDaily.com. One product she recommended was Flow Alkaline Spring Water. Berry says that she tries to stay hydrated and drinks a lot of water each day. "Water is one of the most important things we can put in our body, so what's in that water is really important." She's right. Generally, steer clear of fruit juices and soft drinks (even diet) because they are all associated with weight gain. Replacing sugar-sweetened beverages with water could eliminate an average of 235 excess calories a day, according to a recent Columbia University study.
She Uses A Weighted Jump Rope
Berry told OprahDaily.com that she likes to jump rope to stay in shape, specifically with a weighted jump rope. "A little weight goes a long way for your arms, and our weighted jump rope can truly elevate any workout session," Berry says. "It fits seamlessly into my endurance, strength, and muscle conditioning routines so I can stay trim and toned. It's versatile, too—for warm-ups or cool-downs."