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Kim Chiu in Bathing Suit Gets "Vitamin Sea"

Here’s how this foodie stays fit.  

Filipino star Kim Chiu is enjoying a magical getaway at Boracay resort island in the Philippines. Chiu shared a reel of herself dancing on a beautiful beach in a black one-piece swimsuit. "Vitamin Sea," she captioned the post. How does she stay so fit? Read on to see 5 ways Chiu 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!



Disciplined About Exercise

Chiu admits that working out isn't always easy, but she maintains discipline when motivation is low. "Usually, when you're working out, the hardest part is the first 8 minutes," she says. "That's really your struggle if you stop or if you keep going. Once you get past the first 8 minutes, you'll want to run or bike. Just get over it and you'll be fine."



Chiu loves taking spinning classes. "The muscle benefits of indoor cycling are that the push and pull movement of the legs targets all the main sagittal plane prime mover muscles," according to the University of Warwick. "The hamstrings, calves, quadriceps and glutes are constantly engaged."



Chiu incorporates Pilates into her workout routine. "We humans tend to live along a single plane of movement, working the same muscles every day," says Leanne Wonesh, an athletic trainer at Houston Methodist. "These repetitive movements are what make us so leg and chest dominant. The goal of Pilates is to balance your muscles by targeting and strengthening the ones you don't usually use in your day-to-day life but would benefit from them being stronger."



Chiu loves running, and even takes part in marathons. Running has both mental and physical benefits, experts say. "Exercise has a dramatic antidepressive effect," says David J. Linden, PhD. "It blunts the brain's response to physical and emotional stress."


No Food Restrictions


Chiu refuses to diet, instead balancing her diet out with her workouts. "I love chips!" she says. "There is no diet. I eat all I want and I pay for it during the workout. Just balance."

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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