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Lucy Hale Shares Swimsuit Photo as "Leo Rising"

Here are the diet, fitness, and health habits that keep her red carpet ready.

Lucy Hale is enjoying the month of the lion in her swimsuit. In one of her latest social media updates, the Pretty Little Liars alum shows off her amazing body, lounging on the beach in a bathing suit. "The leo rising in me says," the star, who turned 34 in June, captioned the series of Instagram snaps with her millions of followers. How does the young star maintain her gorgeous and healthy figure? She has some pretty simple but effective health habits, and Celebwell compiled a list of some of the most important ones. 


Prioritizing Fitness


Lucy is all about exercise. "I think the more things you try and the more active you become, the more confident and comfortable you become with yourself," she told People. "I'm much happier, my mood is better when I'm consistently working out. I'm just one of those weirdos who likes working out. I really enjoy it." "I do a lot of strength training because I like to feel strong," she added to Shape. I'm 5-foot-2, but I like to feel like a badass and to know that I could kick someone's ass. So I do pull-ups and do squats with the big-boy weights. I even flipped one of those big tires once. And I just discovered Pilates. My butt has never been higher, and my abs have never been stronger. Our bodies are so amazing and resilient, and we don't give them enough credit. I spent much of my teen years and early 20s not loving my body and not being good to it. I'm trying to make up for that because we get only one body. We have to take care of our temple."


Taking Group Classes

"I also like group fitness. I think that's a way you can see your friends and break a sweat but still have a good time. I do things like Soul Cycle and Training Mate," she said. 


Following a Pescartarian Diet


Lucy only eats creatures that swim. "I mainly follow a pescatarian diet," Lucy dished to People. "I don't even like to say diet, just a pescatarian lifestyle. I don't do dairy and I try to cut back on processed stuff. I typically like to prepare all my food so I know what I'm getting."


Indulging on Occasion

Lucy maintains a healthy diet most of the time, but when she goes to a restaurant she doesn't hold back. "I love going out to eat. I'm not going to say no to French fries or pasta if it's there. I just try to eat in moderation," she dished to People. 


Fueling Up with Breakfast

Lucy doesn't skip the first meal of the day. "I think about breakfast all the time," Lucy confessed to Harper's Bazaar. "I like all the meals, but I think breakfast is definitely my favorite. But my breakfast can vary from a peanut butter, Perfect food bar to chocolate chip pancakes, with bacon and eggs. Just kind of depends on the day."


Listening to Her Body


Lucy claims that "intuitive eating" is the way to go when it comes to diet. "If I'm craving chicken, I'll have chicken. If my body is saying, 'Don't reach for the doughnut,' I don't reach for the doughnut. If my body is saying, 'You deserve a doughnut,' then I'll do it. But I'll never give up coffee. I'll never give up my lattes or bread. There was a phase in my life when I didn't eat bread. What the hell was I thinking?" she told Shape.



Lucy understands the importance of keeping herself properly hydrated. In her latest photo, she sips out of a coconut on the beach. The Mayo Clinic explains that hydration is important for a variety of reasons. Water helps get rid of waste through urination, perspiration, and bowel movements, keeps your temperature normal, lubricates and cushions joints, and helps protect sensitive tissues.

Leah Groth
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