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Lexi Gonzales in Bathing Suit Says "Better Late Than Never"

Here’s how the actress stays healthy and happy.

Filipino actress Lexi Gonzales is enjoying the beauty of Davao City, Philippines. Gonzales, 23, shared a picture of herself posing next to a tree in a pink one-piece swimsuit, her hair loose around her shoulders. "Better late than never ☀️," she captioned the post. How does she stay so fit? Read on to see 5 ways Gonzales 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!



Muay Thai

Gonzales practices Muay Thai with a trainer, which is a great way to get exercise while having fun. "We don't need to be in a martial arts park in Beijing to appreciate the grace, beauty, power, strength, and health benefits of lifelong martial arts practice," says E. Paul Zehr, PhD. "Regardless of locale, martial arts are meaningful activities that have clear therapeutic benefits and should be considered strongly as activities for healthy aging."


Healthy Snacks

Gonzales loves hummus and pita bread for a healthy snack, made of garbanzo beans/chickpeas. Chickpeas are high in nutrients and include protein, folate, and fiber. "You can eat chickpeas as natural as they come, right out of the can, or right out of the bag if you just want to boil them," says Patricia Bridget Lane, RDN, LD/N. "You can put them on a salad cold. You can muddle them into hummus. The way you eat them doesn't really change their nutrient profile."


Protecting Mental Health


Gonzales is making sure to look after her mental health following the pandemic. "Sometimes because we're [too] busy doing other stuff and we're preoccupied with a lot of stuff that we forget to assess ourselves," she says. "Like, 'Am I okay now?' or like, 'How is my mental health?' or like, 'Am I tired? Do I need rest? Do I need a break? How am I feeling right now? Am I happy with the people around me?'"


Coffee Boost

Gonzales enjoys iced coffee for an energy boost. "In the past, I think a lot of people thought, 'Oh, coffee's so delicious, there must be something bad about coffee,'" says Frank Hu, chair of the Department of Nutrition at Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health. "So I think the good news is that [for] most people, coffee actually confers some health benefits."


Setting Goals

Gonzales sets herself health and wellness goals to take better care of herself. "[I'd like to] have a healthier lifestyle like eating healthier food and exercise," she says. "My other plan is to improve my skills, to improve myself. That includes going to workshops. I will improve my studies."

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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