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Livia Brito in Bathing Suit "Escapes to the Beach"

“Escape and have fun on the beach—it is what I enjoy the most in life.”

Cuban actress Livia Brito got famous in the telenovela Triunfo del amor but her life recently has been a little more drama-free: she was relaxing on the beach. "Escaparme y divertirme en la playa es de lo que más disfruto en la vida… nunca pierdan a su niñ@ interior y no dejen de disfrutar cada instante que nos regala la vida mis bebés. ¿Qué les gusta hacer en la playa? #liviabrito #playa #sol #arena #mar #diversion #vacaciones," she wrote. Translation? More or less: "Escape and have fun on the beach—it is what I enjoy the most in life … never lose your inner child and do not stop enjoying every moment that life gives us." How does she stay so fit while having so much fun? Read on to see 5 ways Livia Brito 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!

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She Works Out Her Core

According to the Cleveland Clinic: "If you're planning to start an exercise program and wondering where to begin, start with your core first, says physical therapist Brittany Smith, DPT. People often think of the core muscles as being the abdominal muscles, but the core includes the muscles in the abdomen, back and hips, all working together as a group." "The core muscles provide stability for the entire body as it moves," says Smith. "These muscles are activated when you stand up, turn, bend, reach, twist, stoop and move in most other ways. Everything starts with your core."

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She Hits the Gym

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Livia has been seen in YouTube videos at the gym. Good call. "Winded by grocery shopping or household chores? Regular physical activity can improve your muscle strength and boost your endurance," says the Mayo Clinic. "Exercise delivers oxygen and nutrients to your tissues and helps your cardiovascular system work more efficiently. And when your heart and lung health improve, you have more energy to tackle daily chores."

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She Uses Aloe Vera as a Skin Purifier

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"Aloe is a cactus-like plant that grows in hot, dry climates. It is cultivated in subtropical regions around the world, including the southern border areas of Texas, New Mexico, Arizona, and California," says the NIH. "Clinical research suggests that topical application of an aloe-based gel twice daily (along with medical soap and tretinoin gel) may improve acne."

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She Works Out All Her Muscle Groups

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In her gym videos, Livia works out each muscle group individually. "Warm up with five to 10 minutes of stretching or brisk walking. Then choose a weight or resistance level heavy enough to tire your muscles after 12 to 15 repetitions," says the Mayo Clinic. "With the proper weight, a single set of 12 to 15 repetitions can build muscle efficiently in most people and can be as effective as multiple sets of the same exercise."

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She Likes Lean Proten

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Livia says salmon is a go-to protein, and egg whites. "Because our bodies can't produce omega-3 fatty acids by itself, it is an essential nutrient we need. Omega-3 fatty acids are a class of polyunsaturated fats, which are great for heart health, eye health, brain health, hormone production, immune function, and heart and lung support. A typical 3 oz. fillet of salmon will give you almost 2.2 grams (2198 milligrams) of omega-3 fatty acids. This gives you a sufficient amount of omega-3 fatty acids you need in a day because the recommended daily intake (RDI) is around 250 to 500 milligrams for an average person," says our sister site Eat This, Not That!

 

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