Luann de Lesseps in Bathing Suit Says "Feels Like Summer"
Luann de Lesseps is a Real Housewife and keeps it very real when it comes to her fitness. The 57-year-old looks years younger thanks to a focus on health and wellness. (It also helps her stamina at work, starring in "Countess and Friends.") How does she stay so fit? Read on to see 5 ways Luann 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!
She Does Yoga
Luann is one of the countless celebs who does yoga and for good reason. Try "Ashtanga. This type is highly structured, with specific poses taught in six rounds with increasing difficulty. It is a vigorous and faster paced yoga with one pose flowing into the next, and may include a spiritual component. Music is not typically used and a class can last from 90 minutes to two hours. Students are encouraged to move at their own pace but to also challenge themselves," says Harvard Health.
She Works Out Her "Arms, Leg Lifts and Abs"
Abs are a key ingredient of any workout. "Your core — which includes back, side, pelvic, and buttock muscles — forms a sturdy central link between your upper and lower body. Much like the trunk of a tree, core muscles need to be strong, yet flexible. A weak or inflexible core impairs how well your arms and legs function, draining power from many of the moves you make. For these reasons, core fitness should be part of every exercise program," says Harvard Health.
She Uses a Treadmill
Luann uses a treadmill for cardio or to warm up before a workout. "Money can't buy you abs. Working out and staying healthy! 🏃🏻♀️," she captioned a post while jogging on one. "Everybody's always asking about my workout routine. I start with running for about 15 minutes to get the blood flow going," she said.
She Had Tried the Mediterranean Diet
"Switch from whatever fats you use now to extra virgin olive oil. Start by using olive oil in cooking, and then try some new salad dressings with olive oil as the base. Finally, use olive oil in place of butter on your crusty bread," says Harvard Health. "Choose lean poultry in moderate, 3- to 4-ounce portions. Save red meat for occasional consumption or use meat as a condiment, accompanied by lots of vegetables, as in stews, stir-fries, and soups. Eat more fish, aiming for two to three servings a week. Both canned and fresh fish are fine."
She Once Gave Up Drinking
Luann once went dry. "First of all, I'm happy. Second of all, I'm not drinking so that makes me even happier and keeps the weight off, I gotta say." She said she was "[j]ust being healthy and taking care of myself." "If you don't drink alcohol, don't start because of potential health benefits. However, if you drink a light to moderate amount and you're healthy, you can probably continue as long as you drink responsibly. Be sure to check with your doctor about what's right for your health and safety," says the Mayo Clinic.