Lady Gaga Stuns in Star-Shaped Bikini on Pool Day
Lady Gaga not only does it all, she does it all with fibromyalgia, a potentially debilitating condition characterized by musculoskeletal pain, fatigue, sleep issues and other symptoms. "I get so irritated with people who don't believe fibromyalgia is real," she says in the Netflix documentary Gaga: Five Foot Two. "For me, and I think for many others, it's really a cyclone of anxiety, depression, PTSD, trauma, and panic disorder, all of which sends the nervous system into overdrive, and then you have nerve pain as a result. People need to be more compassionate. Chronic pain is no joke. And it's every day waking up not knowing how you're going to feel." Yesterday, Gaga was feeling good—or at least fronting that way—as she filmed herself strutting out of her pool in an orange star-shaped bikini. Read on for her wellness tips, and the photos that prove they work—and to get pool-ready yourself, don't miss these essential 30 Best Sexy Celebrity Bikini Photos—With Tips That Work For You!
Gaga Eats These Foods
For breakfast, Gaga's meal "would usually involve some type of eggs or egg whites, definitely vegetables, a lot of vegetables, and sometimes Greek yogurt or different types of fruit, or healthy granola," says Gaga's personal chef and lifelong friend Bo O'Connor in The Feast. "If [Gaga] was in the mood for French toast or something sweeter, we would make a healthier version of that for her." Same went for indulgences: want a fast food burger? "Instead, I'd make her a turkey burger, gluten-free, lots of spices, and baked sweet potato fries," O'Connor told SELF. And Gaga "definitely will always have a salad throughout the day, whether it's for lunch or dinner," O'Connor said to People.
Gaga Does Pilates
Gaga has photographed herself doing Pilates. And why not? "Pilates is a method of exercise that consists of low-impact flexibility and muscular strength and endurance movements. Pilates emphasizes proper postural alignment, core strength and muscle balance. Pilates is named for its creator, Joseph Pilates, who developed the exercises in the 1920s," says the Mayo Clinic. "A Pilates routine generally includes exercises that promote core strength and stability, muscle control, and endurance, including exercises that stress proper posture and movement patterns and balanced flexibility and strength. It can also be helpful in training for sports or in physical rehabilitation."
Gaga Does Yoga
"Lady Gaga is something very special, because she is a woman of service," said her onetime teacher Tricia Donegan nearly a decade ago. "She uses her talent to make this world better, and that's because she practices yoga. We are using her celebrityism so that people will listen. She is blessed that she has talent, but what's special about her is that she's going to change the world. When I teach yoga, I teach a practice of self-compassion. When you ask, how do I teach my clients, the answer is, the way they do anything is how they do everything."
Gaga Takes Recovery Seriously
"Post show routine," she ones captioned an Instagram photo, "ice bath for 5-10 min, hot bath for 20, then compression suit packed with ice packs for 20. #rocknroll #enigma #gaga #gagavegas #vegas" "Not only does a warm bath make the blood flow easier, it also makes it more oxygenated by allowing you to breathe deeper and slower, particularly when taking in steam. Taking a hot bath or spa can kill bacteria and improve immunity. It can relieve the symptoms of cold and flu," according to Pentucket Medical.
Gaga Encourages You to "Grab the Courage in the Universe"
Mental health is just as important as physical health. "I found during COVID that… you can grab the courage that's happening in the universe and grab that bravery and put it right inside yourself and be fearless," she explained to USA Today, which said "she hopes others stay active, whether through an online yoga class or a 'walk around the block you live on,' while the world is 'in the midst of a mental health crisis.'"