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Julia Barretto in Bathing Suit Says "Join Us"

Here’s how she stays so fit.

Julia Barretto is modeling swimsuits with her friends. The Filipino actress shows off her incredible figure in a bathing suit in a few of her latest social media posts. "Join us," she captioned one of the Instagram snaps. How does she stay so fit? Read on to see 7 ways Julia Barretto 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 Does Pilates

During a webinar organized by Manulife Philippines Julia revealed her favorite workout. "I'm the biggest pilates fan. I like pilates because I think it hits the muscles that we don't think we should be hitting," she said. According to research, Pilates exercises are designed to increase muscle strength, endurance, and flexibility, and to improve posture and balance. Experts maintain that it is a great workout for leaning out. 


She Lifts Weights


Julia also does strength training in order to build muscle. "But I also realized that you can't just be fit and not be strong," she added. "That's when I mixed it up with weightlifting and a lot of circuit," she said. Physical activity is anything that gets your body moving. Each week adults need 150 minutes of moderate-intensity physical activity and 2 days of muscle-strengthening activity, according to the current Physical Activity Guidelines for Americans


She Does Cardio

Julia also does "a lot of cardio," she revealed during the webinar. "Although I'm not the biggest fan of cardio, we have to for stamina." "Aerobic exercise may help lower blood pressure and control blood sugar. It can reduce pain and improve function in people with arthritis. It can also improve the quality of life and fitness in people who've had cancer. If you have coronary artery disease, aerobic exercise may help you manage your condition," says the Mayo Clinic.


She Hikes

Julia also loves heading outside and taking a hike. "Hiking is one of the best ways to get exercise. No matter what type of trail you find yourself on, hiking is a great whole-body workout—from head to toe and everything in between," says the National Parks Service. Some of the physical benefits include building stronger muscles and bones, improving your sense of balance, improving your heart health, and decreasing the risk of certain respiratory problems. It also offers many mental health benefits, according to a Stanford University study. 


She Eats A Balanced Diet

Julia maintains that she eats "whatever I want" as long as it's in moderation. "A few years back, I thought the best diet is just eating less," she said. "But I think the older you get, the most sustainable, easy to maintain diet is just the balanced diet." She avoids strict diets. "When I diet so much, so strictly, it affects my attitude and my patience and everything. So what I've been doing now that's been working for me is just a balanced diet, just more workout, because I like to eat."


She Does Yoga

Julia is also a yogi. "Sunset yoga," she captioned this post. There is a laundry list of reasons to do yoga, explains Harvard Health. "Researchers found that people who practiced yoga for at least 30 minutes once a week for at least four years, gained less weight during middle adulthood," they said. "People who were overweight actually lost weight. Overall, those who practiced yoga had lower body mass indexes (BMIs) compared with those who did not practice yoga. Researchers attributed this to mindfulness. Mindful eating can lead to a more positive relationship with food and eating."


She Intermittent Fasts

In another interview, Julia revealed that she practices intermittent fasting. "I follow the 16-8, but if I can go longer, I will go longer." "Intermittent fasting is safe for many people, but it's not for everyone. Skipping meals may not be the best way to manage your weight if you're pregnant or breast-feeding. If you have kidney stones, gastroesophageal reflux, diabetes or other medical problems, talk with your doctor before starting intermittent fasting," says the Mayo Clinic.

Leah Groth
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