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Holly Ramsay in Bathing Suit Says "I'll Send u a Postcard Next Time"

She is passionate about mental health.

Gordon Ramsay's daughter HollyAnna has grown up in the public eye, and seems perfectly comfortable in front of the camera—and the microphone. Ramsay is an outspoken advocate of mental health support, speaking about it on her podcast 21 & Over with Holly Ramsay. The 22-year-old shared photos of herself in a patterned orange bikini and a flowing white skirt, with the cheeky caption "I'll send u a postcard next time 💌 ❤️‍🔥🩰🎰🪩." How does she stay so fit? Read on to see 5 ways Ramsay 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!

1

She Is Sober

Ramsay took a year off from drinking alcohol after realizing it was doing her mental and physical health no favors. "Today marks one year without alcohol," Ramsay said in December 2021. "This is not something I thought I would ever say at the age of 21. However, by 21 (nearly 22) I never thought I would've been through half of what I have. I choose to take a break from alcohol because it wasn't improving my mental health – which for me, comes first."

2

She Loves the Ocean

Ramsay frequently posts photos of herself at the beach, clearly loving the sand and the seawater. "Exercising in natural environments has been shown to have greater benefits for mental health than exercising elsewhere," says Sergio Diez Alvarez, director of medicine, The Maitland and Kurri Kurri Hospital, University of Newcastle. "This is because it combines the benefits of exercise with the restorative effects of being in nature. Swimming in the ocean is no less the case."

3

She's Open About Her PTSD

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Ramsay is an advocate for removing the stigma surrounding mental health issues, and has opened up about her past struggles with PTSD. "I went to university, studied fashion design, and I loved it. But by the second half of the first year I was being affected by my PTSD and I had no idea that this was happening," Ramsay said on her 21 & Over with Holly Ramsay podcast. "I was going out a lot, missing class because I'd been out. I wasn't enjoying myself. I was struggling a lot. The PTSD was a result of two sexual assaults when I was 18… I didn't tell anyone about it until a year afterwards. I just buried it in a box in the back of my mind. [In hospital] is where I was diagnosed with PTSD, anxiety and depression."

4

She Loves the Mountains

Ramsay is not just a beach devotee—she loves being in the mountains. Studies show that mountain air offers many health benefits. "If living in a lower oxygen environment such as in our Colorado mountains helps reduce the risk of dying from heart disease it could help us develop new clinical treatments for those conditions," says Benjamin Honigman, MD, professor of Emergency Medicine at the CU School of Medicine and director of the Altitude Medicine Clinic. "Lower oxygen levels turn on certain genes and we think those genes may change the way heart muscles function. They may also produce new blood vessels that create new highways for blood flow into the heart."

5

She Has Therapy Sessions

 

Ramsay protects her mental health by having therapy sessions, and hopes that by speaking about it, others will consider getting help if they need it. "Since then, I have been in therapy up to three times a week. I now have these diagnoses that I carry around with me. It's confusing and I'm trying to take control of my narrative and use that to make something good," she says.

Ferozan Mast
Ferozan Mast is a science, health and wellness writer with a passion for making science and research-backed information accessible to a general audience. Read more
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