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Luann de Lesseps in Bathing Suit is "Diving Into Monday"

Here’s how the cabaret queen stays fit.

The Real Housewives of New York star Luann de Lesseps is still living the life of a countess in Miami, Florida. De Lesseps shared a picture of herself posing on a yacht, wearing a white bathing suit, matching hat, and sunglasses. "Diving into Monday 🛥️ #WeGotTheYacht," she captioned the post. How does she stay so fit? Read on to see 5 ways de Lesseps 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's a Yogi

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Fans of The Real Housewives of New York will be familiar with de Lesseps never skipping an early-morning yoga session, even while her castmates are sleeping off their hangovers from the night before. "Research has shown that yoga practice can reduce risk factors for heart disease such as high blood pressure, high cholesterol and abdominal obesity," says Herpreet Thind, Associate Professor of Public Health, UMass Lowell. "Studies on older adults have shown significant improvements in balance, mobility, cognitive function and overall quality of life."

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Living the Sober Life

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De Lesseps enjoys a sober life these days, and credits sobriety with helping her lose weight. De Lesseps even launched her own non-alcoholic wine called Fosé Rosé. "That was the brainchild of COVID for me and not drinking with my daughter [Victoria de Lesseps] — my daughter doesn't drink either," she says. "It's just become a lifestyle for me that is just so much better. I'm happier, I'm healthier, I lost weight."

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Lifting Weights

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De Lesseps lifts weights for strength and toning. "I do weights for the arms because I have to wear these dresses that are sleeveless, and then the legs and then the tummy so I have my routine that I do," she says. "Then I do yoga. I have a gym in my apartment — it's fabulous and overlooks Central Park. It's gorgeous, and I'm busy, so I think that also helps keep you in shape when you're running around."

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Going For a Run

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De Lesseps enjoys a 10-15 minute run to warm up before her workouts. "Running is often perceived as bad for joints, in particular the knees and hips, and too much high impact exercise can damage bone and may cause long-term problems such as stress fractures," says Lindsy Kass, Principal Lecturer in Sport, Health and Exercise at the University of Hertfordshire. "However, there is much evidence to show that impact exercise – such as running – can actually help with bone formation and bone density, and reduce the effect of osteoporosis."

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Hiking Trips

 

De Lesseps loves hiking, especially when she's in upstate New York. "Exercise has been shown to help improve mood, including helping us with stress, anxiety and depression while also improving our overall physical health—like helping us manage our weight or preventing adverse health conditions," says Benjamin Miller, PsyD. "There's something powerful about our connection to the natural environment. Multiple studies show that the psychological well-being of a community can be tied to access to green and blue spaces."

Ferozan Mast
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