Kelly Gale in Bathing Suit Has "Lil Workout Sesh"
Kelly Gale, the model and Victoria's Secret legend, is getting in a "lil workout sesh" in her swimsuit! The beauty, who is often seen on vacation with her fiancé, For All Mankind star Joel Kinnaman, stays fit while in exotic locations. "I work hard but I won't push myself past my limits. My health comes first," she has said. How does she stay so fit? Read on to see 5 ways Kelly Gale 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!
This is Her Approach to Fitness
"Fitness has been a part of all my life since I was a young child. I started dancing ballet and doing yoga when I was three, before stopping ballet at five to start playing soccer and tennis instead. That lasted until my early teens. I was such a fan of being active I ended up joining all of the sports clubs I had access to, even if I only tried them out for a couple of months in the end. It was anything from beach volleyball and basketball to badminton, rock climbing or even handball at one point. I think a lot of people assume that fitness only means going to the gym, but to me it's always been about finding anything active that I enjoy, and finding the balance with having fun," she told V.
This is One Rule She Follows
"When it comes to both diet and exercise, I do have a few rules to keep my mind sane. One of which is not counting calories or weighing myself, it's too easy to go crazy when you focus on numbers and if you are sticking to healthy foods and doing your utmost with exercising, there really is no reason to count numbers anyways," she told V. "I also have a hard rule against eating any cane sugar."
Added Sugars are Worth Avoiding
The truth is that your body has a very complicated relationship with sugar. As it pertains to your metabolism, it's downright dysfunctional. We need sugar to survive, but it's a double-edged sword because the very same thing that we need can also hurt us, balloon our bellies, and send us on the path to diabetes and shorter lifespans. For eons, humans relied on sugar—especially your brain, which thrives off of glucose—but it was always accompanied by its much more thoughtful companion, fiber. When small amounts of sugar were consumed, usually in the form of whole foods such as fruits, fiber kept that insulin in check. These days, after the rise of processed foods and refined sugars, we're getting more sugar than we could possibly ever use. When you flood your bloodstream with too much sugar—especially "free sugars," meaning anything added to the food by a cook, manufacturer, or consumer, plus sugars that are naturally present in honey, syrup, fruit juices—your pancreas essentially freaks out and releases more and more insulin, and continually hijacks those radio waves.
"Research has found that meditation may help reduce symptoms of anxiety and depression. When combined with conventional medicine, meditation may improve physical health. For example, some research suggests meditation can help manage symptoms of conditions such as:
- Chronic pain
- Heart disease
- High blood pressure
- Sleep problems
- Digestive problems," says the Mayo Clinic.
She Does Pilates and Cardio
"Meditation, Cardio and Pilates keep my mind and body happy😇💪🏽 What are some of your wellness hacks?❤️," she asked once. "You know it's important to get 150 minutes of cardiovascular exercise each week, the amount recommended by the American College of Sports Medicine. Yet some days, the thought of spending another minute on the 'dreadmill' or elliptical trainer is just too much. If this sounds familiar, it may be time for a cardio workout makeover. Are you ready to mix it up?" says the Mayo Clinic. "In the gym, you can try a new routine without even leaving your favorite machine. Many newer fitness machines are preprogrammed with a range of cardiovascular workouts designed to vary the speed, grade or resistance, simulating rolling hills, large mountains or high-intensity intervals. Varying the effort level required not only helps keep you more engaged, but also can increase your fitness gains. It's a great challenge for your body and mind."