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Jessica Goicoechea in Bathing Suit is "Preciosa"

Here’s how she stays fit and healthy. 

Spanish star Jessica Goicoechea is enjoying a beautiful vacation in the Maldives. The girlfriend of former Barcelona ace Marc Bartra shared a picture of herself posing in an orange swimsuit, complete with beachy hair and sunkissed skin. "Preciosa," a fan commented. How does she stay so fit? Read on to see 5 ways Goicoechea 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!



Resistance Bands

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Goicoechea uses resistance bands as part of her workout routine, especially for glute exercises. "No matter what your fitness level, resistance bands are a great piece of equipment to use," says exercise physiologist Christopher Travers, MS. "Resistance bands might not look like much, but they can strengthen your muscles as effectively as more traditional weights," says Travers. "In many ways, bands put more tension on your muscles and work them longer during movements."



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Goicoechea never skips breakfast. Her typical breakfast consists of fresh fruit including grapes, pomegranate and pineapple. "There are some studies that show pomegranates may help to prevent plaque buildup in your arteries," says Julia Zumpano, RD, LD. "If heart disease runs in your family, it might make sense to add pomegranate to your diet."


Soy Milk

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Goicoechea enjoys soy milk. Experts say when it comes to plant-based milks, soy is closest to real dairy. "Soy milk is the only plant-based milk that contains complete protein and has the most protein of all the plant-based milks," says St. Louis dietitian Jennifer McDaniel, a spokesperson for the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics.


Staying Active

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Staying active is a way of life for Goicoechea. "The truth is that since I was little I have always led a healthy life in terms of food," she says. "And I have always liked sport, although I don't do as much as people think or as I would like."


She Loves Running

Goicoechea loves going for a run outside. Research shows even ten minutes of gentle running can make a huge difference to health and longevity. "There is no question that if you are not exercising and if you make the decision to start — whether it's walking, jogging, cycling, or an elliptical machine — you are going to be better off," says cardiologist Dr. Aaron Baggish.

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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