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Love Island's Lana Jenkins Just Shared Swimsuit Photo: "Here's Some Sunshine"

Here’s how this reality star stays fit.

Love Island star Lana Jenkins has reportedly split from boyfriend Ron Hall—but she doesn't appear to be wasting away in a heartbroken state. Jenkins, 25, is on a sun-soaked vacation in an exotic, far-flung location, sharing pictures of herself posing by a luxury pool wearing a white one-piece cutout swimsuit. "Here's some sunshine 🌞," she captioned the post. How does she stay so fit? Read on to see 5 ways Jenkins stays in shape and the photos that prove they work.


She's a Hiker

Jenkins loves working out in the fresh air, and took full advantage of all the beautiful hiking trails on a recent trip to Los Angeles. "Hiking is cardiovascular in nature, so it can provide great benefit to heart health while also improving blood pressure and blood sugar levels," says Jen Kates, Pn2, NASM-CPT, ACE Certified Health Coach. "Hiking helps increase the strength in the leg muscles, builds stability in the core muscles and enhances balance skills. The more technical the terrain is, along with an increase in climbing intensity, the more balance and core strength is required because more muscles are being recruited to manage the steeper terrain."


Little Mermaid

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Jenkins loves swimming, and is confident in both a regular pool and the ocean. Aside from being fun, swimming is a great joint-friendly low-impact way to get exercise. "As a low-impact activity, swimming places minimal stress on the joints," says Sarah Ellison, aquatic physical therapist with Harvard-affiliated Spaulding Rehabilitation Network. "The buoyancy of the water allows you to move limbs and joints more easily through their normal range of motion. This helps joints remain supple and improves overall flexibility."


Fresh Fruit In the Sunshine

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Jenkins loves a plate of fresh fruit for breakfast, especially if she's enjoying her meal al fresco. "Certain fruits are also high in flavonoids," says Teresa Fung, MS, RD, ScD. "This is a diverse group of compounds, some of which are potent antioxidants that protect against oxidative damage, and may reduce the risk of certain diseases such as cardiovascular disease and diabetes. In particular, citrus fruits are high in the flavanones class of flavonoids, and blackberries, blueberries, cranberries, and cherries are high in the anthocyanidins class of flavonoids."


Yoga Sessions

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Jenkins enjoys yoga sessions, and even tried goat yoga when she was in Los Angeles. "Even at this early stage of research, a regular yoga practice appears to correlate with increased wellbeing, including better sleep, better body awareness, weight loss, and greater happiness," say the experts at Harvard Health. "By improving mindfulness, it simultaneously helps to boost compassion, gratitude, and 'flow' states, all of which contribute to greater happiness."


She's Bilingual

Jenkins speaks fluent Spanish thanks to a childhood spent in Spain. Research shows being bilingual is highly beneficial for brain health. "In addition to staving off the decline that often comes with aging, bilingualism can also protect against illnesses that hasten this decline, like Alzheimer's disease. In a study of more than 200 bilingual and monolingual patients with Alzheimer's disease, bilingual patients reported showing initial symptoms of the disease at about 77.7 years of age—5.1 years later than the monolingual average of 72.6," say Viorica Marian, PhD, and Anthony Shook.

Ferozan Mast
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