Happy Birthday, Taylor Swift! Here Are Her Top Health Tips
Happy birthday, Taylor Swift! While it might be hard to believe, the wildly successful singer turned 32 on Monday, December 13. In the public eye since she was a teenager, Taylor has been quite vocal about her health over the years, even revealing that she once suffered from disordered eating and exercise habits. Read on to see 10 ways Taylor Swift stays in physical shape while maintaining her mental health 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 Has Struggled with Body Image Issues
In her documentary Miss Americana, Swift discusses past struggles with food. "You don't ever say to yourself, 'I've got an eating disorder.' But you know you're making a list of everything you put in your mouth that day. And you know that's probably not right. But then again, there's so many diet blogs that tell you that that's what you should do," she said. She goes into detail about her internal struggle, which often started after seeing an unflattering photo of herself or a magazine cover insinuating weight gain, explaining "that would just trigger me to just…starve a little bit," she said. "Just stop eating." She also overdid it with exercise. "I thought that I was just, like, supposed to feel like I was going to pass out at the end of a show or in the middle of it," she said. "I would've defended it to anyone who said, 'I'm concerned about you,'" she continued. "I was like, 'What are you talking about? Of course I eat. It's perfectly normal. I just exercise a lot.' And I did exercise a lot. But I wasn't eating."
She Loves Running
Taylor loves to run. "For me, running is about blasting a whole bunch of new songs and running to the beat. It's also good because it makes me find a gym wherever I am," Swift told WebMD. "I'm very much out in the world, and I love exploring the places we go when we tour. It's important for me to live a full life." If she isn't running outdoors, she will hit the treadmill for an hour.
She Eats Healthy During the Week
"During the week, I try to eat healthily, so that means salads, yoghurt, and sandwiches," she told WebMD. "No sugary drinks. I try to keep it lighter, but it's nothing too regimented or crazy. I don't like to create too many rules where I don't need them. We know what's good for us, thanks to common sense."
She Cheats on the Weekends
"I allow myself to eat what I know from common sense is bad for me," she said about her weekend diet. "I like comfort foods. I love a burger and fries, I love ice cream so much, and I love baking cookies. Actually, I love baking anything."
She Loves Coffee Drinks
Swift confessed to WebMD that she has a weakness when it comes to Starbucks. Her go-to drinks are "skinny vanilla lattes on weekdays" and "spiced pumpkin lattes on weekends."
She Drinks a Lot of Water
Swift makes hydration a priority. "I have so much water in my dressing room—because I drink, like, ten bottles of water a day," she told Bon Appétit. "That's pretty much all we have in there." she said.
It is so secret that Swift channels her emotions through writing. "From a young age, any time I would feel pain I would think, 'It's OK, I can write about this after school,'" she told Glamour.
"And still, any time something hurts, like rejection or sadness or loneliness, or I feel joy or I fall in love, I ask myself, 'Can I write a song about this, so I know how I feel?'"
She Loves This Dance-Inspired Workout
Taylor is also a fan of New York-based studio, Body By Simone, where she takes classes utilizing the Aussie trainer's dance-inspired method.
She Loves Herself
"If you eat food, have energy, get stronger, you can do all these shows and not feel it," she explained in her documentary. "Which is a really good revelation. Because I'm a lot happier with who I am and … I don't care as much if somebody points out that I have gained weight. It's just something that makes my life better." While she isn't as thin as she used to be, she has move self-love. "That wasn't how my body was supposed to be. I just didn't really understand that. At the time, I really don't think I knew it."
She Loves to Bake
Taylor loves to bake! The songstress regularly shares photo of her sweet treats on social media, like these cinnamon rolls.