Jenna Dewan in Bathing Suit Has "Getaway"
Jenna Dewan, at age 41, looks ageless and it's not just because of the dancing. The star of The Rookie and judge on Come Dance with Me has made a name for herself due to her smooth moves on stage and in films like Step Up, but she also has a holistic view to wellness, caring for her physical and mental health. (No mean feat when you are juggling a career, partner and two children.) That was on display in a new swimsuit photo. "Sometimes you just need a 24 hr mom and dad getaway 🤟🏻☀️," she captioned it. How does she stay so fit? Read on to see 5 ways Jenna Dewan 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 Believes in Self-Care
During the pandemic, Dewan has had to use "tools" to thrive. "One of them is definitely self-care, which is basically doing anything that makes me feel better about myself. A relaxing bath with sea salt, a self-care ritual, my beauty rituals…things like that really lift my mood. So does the embodiment stuff—anything that gets me out of my head and into my body. Working out, dancing, going for a hike, taking the dogs for a walk, getting outside," she told NewBeauty.
Hiking is Great For You
"How fast you take to the trails is up to you and what you want to accomplish. A hike can be an intense workout or a time to relax your mind and enjoy nature, or both—the choice is yours. If you want to increase the intensity of your workout, hills are a great way to do it. When starting out, take it easy and give your muscles, particularly your quadriceps (the front of the thigh) and calves, time to adapt to the increased demands of hiking. Once you've been hiking regularly for a few weeks, give yourself a challenge by tackling a hill or two," says ACE Fitness.
She Manages Her Anxiety This Way
"I know, without a doubt, that when my anxiety is high, I'm not doing anything to serve my body. There is a clear direct link for me. Anything embodiment seems to help with my anxiety—so does breathwork. Sometimes, it's something as simple as dancing, putting music on and moving, swimming, anything that's physical really helps," she told New Beauty.
She Eats Clean
Jenna eats "clean." To eat clean, eat whole foods with ingredients you can pronounce and reduce your intake of trans- and saturated fats, for a start. "Foods high in saturated fat can raise levels of low-density lipoprotein (LDL), the artery-clogging cholesterol. Saturated fat, in general, is solid at room temperature and is found in beef, pork, lamb, poultry skin, hot dogs, regular cheese, full-fat dairy foods (e.g., regular milk or yogurt), butter, lard, and tropical oils (e.g. palm, palm kernel and coconut)," says the Cleveland Clinic.
She is Still in "Awe" of Her Journey
Dewan's first big gig as a dancer was performing backup for the legendary Janet Jackson. "She is my touchpoint, she is the start of my everything, she is the start of my whole career," Dewan told NewBeauty. "I owe her so much. It was such a specific dream of mine when I was a kid. To have had that experience so young…it's overwhelming when I think about it. I'm still in awe of it all." She used that word–awe–again. "I feel very in awe of the course my life has taken. A lot of it, I could have never guessed would happen, and that excites me because it makes me feel like, 'Well, I didn't see that one coming!' Imagine what else I haven't seen coming that could be even grander than what I ever could imagine."