Lexie Brown Shares Swimsuit Photos in "My Other Summer Uniform"
Lexie Brown is taking a break from basketball – in her bathing suit. In one of her latest social media posts, the WNBA Los Angeles Sparks player shows off her incredible body in a bathing suit. "My other summer uniform," she joked in the Instagram caption. How does she stay so fit? Read on to see 5 ways Lexie Brown stays in shape and the photos that prove they work.
She Does Strength and Weight Training
Lexie trains hard in the gym, doing a variety of weight and strength training exercises. She even sells her workout programs on her website. Physical activity is anything that gets your body moving. Each week adults need 150 minutes of moderate-intensity physical activity and 2 days of muscle-strengthening activity, according to the current Physical Activity Guidelines for Americans.
She Does Yoga
Lexie gets her stretch on with yoga. She told The Athletic that she loves a sunrise or sunset yoga class. There is a laundry list of reasons to do yoga, explains Harvard Health. "Researchers found that people who practiced yoga for at least 30 minutes once a week for at least four years, gained less weight during middle adulthood," they said. "People who were overweight actually lost weight. Overall, those who practiced yoga had lower body mass indexes (BMIs) compared with those who did not practice yoga. Researchers attributed this to mindfulness. Mindful eating can lead to a more positive relationship with food and eating."
She Walks and Hikes
Lexie also gets outside and goes for walks and hikes. Going for a daily walk can be a game changer in terms of exercise, especially at a brisk speed. One study published in JAMA Internal Medicine found that walking at a brisk pace for about 30 minutes a day led to a reduced risk of heart disease, cancer, dementia and death, compared with walking a similar number of steps but at a slower pace.
Basketball isn't the only game Lexie excels at – she loves golfing. A comprehensive review published in the British Journal of Sports Medicine found that golf's health benefits are extensive, including mind, body, and even lifespan. Benefits include improved longevity, decreased risk of developing heart disease or suffering a stroke, good mental health, and improved strength and balance.
She Plays Basketball
Lexie's primary sweat method is obviously basketball. "Basketball promotes speed, agility, strength, power and endurance. It [has] also been shown to increase flexibility and motor coordination. As a result, basketball is uniquely oriented to improve fundamental motor skills that are shown to be beneficial in promoting general health," Koco Eaton, M.D., orthopedic surgeon, founder of Eaton Orthopaedics and a former basketball player, tells Nike.