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Laura Harrier in Bathing Suit Shares a "Rum Punch"

Here’s how she stays in shape. 

Actress Laura Harrier is on vacation in beautiful Bequia. She just shared a new set of highlights on Instagram. In one photo, Harrier sat on the beach in the sunshine. She wore a white bathing suit with light blue patterns, showing off her figure. She captioned the post, "Rum punch." How does she stay so fit? Read on to see 5 ways Laura Harrier 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!



She Meditates

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Harrier opened up about her favorite wellness practices to Cosmopolitan. "I try to meditate," she says. "I can't say that I'm the best with my track record of doing it every day, but I try to at least do some deep breathing. I noticed I literally forget to breathe, which sounds wild, but sometimes I'm like, 'Wait, I haven't taken a real breath all day,' and just taking 30 seconds to sit and do deep belly breathing is a game changer."


She Prioritizes Mental Health

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Harrier tells Cosmopolitan that she makes sure to atke care of her mental health and wellbeing. "I definitely believe that mental health care should be prioritized just as much as physical health." Harrier also says that she wants to encourage others, especially in the black community to feel the same way. "There's been such a long history of ignoring mental health problems, of saying, 'Oh, just suck it up', or 'I'm a strong Black woman. That doesn't happen to me.' All of these tropes that we've been taught over generations, when actually, I think given generational trauma, of course there are a lot of mental health issues within the Black community. I've been working with a really amazing Los Angeles–based organization called BEAM, which stands for Black Emotional and Mental Health Collective. They help people find resources, therapists, and also natural care, like Reiki."


She Makes Time To Unwind

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Harrier tells Cosmopolitan what her favorite self-care practices are. She says that she likes to make time to relax. "I think it's so common to talk only about self-care as meditation, yoga, and working out, which are all important, but sometimes self-care is having a glass of wine with your best friend and laughing and watching shitty reality TV. Watching The Bachelor and drinking wine with my girls is awesome. Sometimes that's the self-care that you need."


She Disconnects


Harrier makes sure to stay in tune with what is happening. But she also makes time to disconnect from the world when it's too stressful. "It's so important to know what's happening in the world, and to be active, and to use your voice for the greater good and for causes that you believe in," she tells Cosmopolitan. "But sometimes doing that can really take a toll. Sometimes I have to not read the news, not check my New York Times app, turn off Instagram, because these are really tough times that we're living in. And it's easy to get so caught up in the collective anxiety of the world that you can forget that you also need to protect yourself and protect your own wellness. I don't think that you can make a change and help other people if you're not taking care of yourself."


She Loves Probiotics

Harrier revealed some of her favorite wellness secrets in an interview with ELLE. She says that she loves to take probiotics. "My fridge is always filled with Bio-K Plus probiotic yogurt shots," she says. "I take them first thing in the morning for digestion." "Under normal or 'balanced' conditions, friendly bacteria in the gut outnumber the unfriendly ones. Probiotics can act as gut-beneficial bacteria that create a physical barrier against unfriendly bacteria," says Harvard Health. "Probiotics can also help offset the bacterial imbalance caused by taking antibiotics. Antibiotics kill good bacteria along with the harmful ones, often leading to gas, cramping or diarrhea."

Anna Bechtel
Anna Bechtel is a freelance writer currently based in Hamden, CT. Read more
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