Kelly Gale in Bathing Suit is "Happy in the Ocean"
Kelly Gale is enjoying her time off the same way she enjoys work–in her swimsuit! The shared a photo from her beach walk on Wednesday via Instagram, flaunting her incredibly fit figure in a two-piece swimsuit. "Always happy in the ocean," she captioned the image. How does the 26-year-old keep herself so fit? Read on to see 9 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!
Kelly is a big fan of exercise. "Usually on my days off, and sometimes before going to set – I end up heading to pilates, boxing or jump rope and when that gets boring, I go rock climbing with friends or find some other activity we can tackle," she told V Magazine. She also told Grazia that she works out "for a few hours" and does "a lot" of walking.
Her Diet Is Clean and Healthy
Kelly gave V a rundown of what she eats. "My diet generally consists of fresh, organic produce (all veggies, nuts, seafood, occasional eggs and lots of raw vegan dark chocolate) and superfoods everyday such as chlorella and spirulina. If I ever need an immune booster I have tons of ginger, tumeric and baobab," she said. It "takes a while to get used to healthier foods if you're used to eating crap, or if you have been brought up eating a certain kind of way," she admitted. "To me, almost everything clean and healthy taste good and you can always play around and make it taste even better." Another way she sets herself up for healthy eating success is preparation. "When I'm traveling, I always bring a big variety of healthy snacks and superfoods – usually opting for vegetables and fish or seafood when ordering food or on set."
She Doesn't Count Calories or Weigh Herself
"When it comes to both diet and exercise, I do have a few rules to keep my mind sane," Kelly told V. "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 Avoids Cane Sugar
Rule number two? "I also have a hard rule against eating any cane sugar," she revealed to V. "My mom is a doctor and cancer researcher, and has spoken to me too many times about the harm sugar has on one's health for me to not completely cut it out."
She Eats Healthy Version of Unhealthy Food
Kelly isn't a fan of the term cheat meal. "It makes the meal seem 'bad' somehow, or like something you shouldn't be having. I only eat foods that nourish my body, other foods I don't even crave – but I do eat nourishing versions of the unhealthy stuff," she told V. "Nice cream, which is ice cream made from bananas, chocolate that's sweetened with coconut nectar, nut butters, popcorn etc. I just don't believe that to be cheating, my body and soul needs it so there is no cheating. I guess the only cheat for me is an occasional night out drinking, which happens a few times a year."
She Exercises for Mental Health
Kelly believes that exercise is a great mental health booster. "Mental health and physical health are one in the same for me – they go hand in hand. If you aren't physically healthy, you won't be mentally healthy either – and vice versa. The mind and body is connected and when one is off, the other suffers as well," she told V. "If I'm feeling down for example, or anxious and stressed, a kick ass workout always makes me feel better."
She Takes Ice Bath
During an Instagram Q&A, Kelly revealed her secret to combating cellulite. "I've probably tried everything there is out there for cellulite," she said. "Ice baths really work, but I have a million recommendations. But the ice bath is really good for it. It improves circulation."
She Drinks Green Juice
Kelly revealed to Grazia that she starts her day with veggie juice. "I have a green juice in the morning – a big one – with kale, spinach, celery, cucumber, two lemons and lots of ginger," she said.
Kelly also maintains that yoga, massage, and meditating all help to relax both her body and mind. "I do wish more schools taught children at a younger age about the importance of physical activity for mental health. Talking more about it and setting up meditation classes at schools would make a tremendous amount of difference. I imagine such practices as a part of the regular curriculum would also greatly affect things like their school work and even making the overall environment a more friendly place with less bullying. Mental health issues are very real and can often times start at a young age," she told V.