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Kerry Washington in Bathing Suit Shares "Jamaica, Just the Way You Like it"

This is her all-time favorite workout.

Kerry Washington is on a beautiful vacation in sunny Jamaica. Washington, 46, shared several pictures of herself from the trip, posing in a brown bathing suit with a bright crop top and long skirt on top of the bathing suit. "Jamaica, just the way you like it đŸ”„," she captioned a snap of herself standing in front of a restaurant in Kingston. "Jamaica looks good on you đŸ”„," commented a fan. How does she stay so fit? Read on to see 5 ways Washington stays in shape and the photos that prove they work.

1

Pilates and Hiking

Washington is passionate about the physical benefits of regular Pilates sessions with a trainer.  "I'm a big Pilates girl and I love to hike," she says. "I have a teacher named Julie Turner in LA and I've worked with her for years and she worked with me on Django. She works out with other girls on Scandal. I do juices and Kim Snyder's smoothies, but I try to keep it consistent year round."

2

Dance Parties

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Washington stays active even when she's not at the gym, but she makes it fun for all the family. "Things are really busy for me right now, so making time for prayer, meditation is important," she says. "And also movement, for me. And that doesn't always mean like, pumping iron at the gym. I'm a real Pilates girl, I also love to train at the gym, but sometimes it's just going for a walk or having a dance party with the kids, just making sure that I'm moving my body."

3

Yoga Sessions

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Washington has practiced yoga for years, even earning her yoga certification in India. "Regular yoga practice may reduce levels of stress and body-wide inflammation, contributing to healthier hearts," according to Johns Hopkins Health. "Several of the factors contributing to heart disease, including high blood pressure and excess weight, can also be addressed through yoga."

4

SPF Every Day

Washington never skips sun protection. "We wore SPF as kids, but I didn't really understand how important it was, and I didn't understand the importance of using a higher number, and the importance of reapplying, and really the importance of integrating it into every day," she says. "We used SPF when we went to the beach, or if we were sitting at the pool as kids. But it has to be part of your daily defense, it has to be embedded into your daily rituals because skin cancer is preventable."

5

Regular Exfoliation

Washington is passionate about the health of her skin, especially as she has battled eczema in the past. "I've always understood the connection between science and skin. I've been seeing a dermatologist since I was six years old for eczema," she says. "I really believe in exfoliating and I also use a red light for dealing with bacteria. I have one that I travel with. I really love [Neutrogena's] Visibly Even line because it smoothes skin with soy and prevents new spots with SPF."

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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