Latto in Bathing Suit Says "I Was Born in December"
Latto (real name Alyssa Michelle Stephens) is celebrating her birthday during the holiday season. The singer just turned 24, and posted a series of photos of herself wearing a sparkly white bathing suit costume with earmuffs and boots. "I was born in December ♑️🐐🥳❄️ #24," she captioned the post. How does she stay so fit? Read on to see 5 ways Latto 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!
Latto is fearless about diving off boats and swimming. "Swimming, like all exercise, releases endorphins in your brain," says Dr Samantha Wild. "These are the hormones that make you feel good. They help to increase positivity and bring about a sense of wellbeing and happiness. Some research has shown that swimming may help to treat stress. For example, a few studies in rats have found that swimming can help to promote the growth of new brain cells in parts of the brain that break down during chronic (long-term) stress."
She's a Dancer
As a performer, dancing is an important aspect of Latto's life. "Endorphins are bonding chemicals, so that rush helps you connect with those around you," says Kelly McGonigal, PhD. "Dancing with others also creates what psychologists term 'we agency,' which is the sensation that you're all one impressive entity. We each naturally absorb the energy and confidence of the whole group, which leads to feeling less lonely and more empowered."
Resistance Band Training
Letto uses resistance band training to maintain her glutes. "Strong gluteals are important for proper pelvic alignment, propulsion during walking and running, and even standing on one leg," says Amy Koch, MPT, COMT. "Gluteals also help support the lower back during lifting, and help prevent knee injuries."
She Hits the Treadmill
Latto likes to get a treadmill workout in before work. "I'll probably wake up: for me, early is 11 AM," she says. "That's early baby, that's early. So I'll try to wake up a little bit before then, hit the treadmill, do a light workout, and go to the shoot. By the end of the shoot, like last night I left set at midnight. So I be trying to go home, lay with my man for a little bit. Dang! Taking all my time [laughs]. I try to have a little bit of me time before I go to sleep and have to wake up early and work."
She Gives Back
Latto has a nonprofit to help people in need. "I have my foundation, she's a baby," she says. "She's still growing, but Win Some Give Some is my little nonprofit. I had my first event last December and it was in Clayton County where I'm from. We had a Christmas giveaway, I was there physically. Pulled up and blessed the city."