Meadow Walker in Bathing Suit Says Hi With Selfie
Meadow Walker, the American model, poses in nice clothes for a living and now she's showing off a look of her own—a selfie in a swimsuit. The budding icon, the only daughter of the late Paul Walker (she continues his work through the charitable Paul Walker Foundation), looked toned as usual and captioned it with a simple shrug emoji. How does she stay so fit? Read on to see 5 ways Meadow Walker 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 Loves Yoga
Yoga helps Walker stay centered and flexible. One study, in the Journal of Physical Therapy Science, looked at older women who did Hatha yoga once a week and found "that the applied yoga exercises increased spinal mobility and flexibility of the hamstring muscles regardless of age. Yoga exercises should be recommended to the elderly to make their muscles more flexible and to increase the range of motion in the joints, which is particularly important for improving their life quality."
She Says "Do What Makes You Feel Good About Yourself"
"Do what makes you feel good about yourself and try to shut out the rest," Walker told Vogue. "I'm not the most confident person in the world, but I have to bring myself back to that. If you keep those feelings of insecurity and not feeling confident in your head too long, it becomes so real."
"Mindfulness is one of the most popular meditation techniques. It has two main parts: attention and acceptance," says the American Psychological Association. "The attention piece is about tuning into your experiences to focus on what's happening in the present moment. It typically involves directing your awareness to your breath, your thoughts, the physical sensations in your body and the feelings you are experiencing. The acceptance piece involves observing those feelings and sensations without judgment. Instead of responding or reacting to those thoughts or feelings, you aim to note them and let them go."
She Enjoys Acupuncture
"Acupuncture involves the insertion of very thin needles through your skin at strategic points on your body. A key component of traditional Chinese medicine, acupuncture is most commonly used to treat pain. Increasingly, it is being used for overall wellness, including stress management," says the Mayo Clinic. "Traditional Chinese medicine explains acupuncture as a technique for balancing the flow of energy or life force — known as chi or qi (chee) — believed to flow through pathways (meridians) in your body. By inserting needles into specific points along these meridians, acupuncture practitioners believe that your energy flow will re-balance."
This is Her Earliest Beauty Memory
"Growing up and seeing my cousins, who were really just my mum's friend's kids. They were quite a bit older than me. I was seven and they were probably 12, and I remember always seeing them with their makeup and I was like, 'I want to use it,' but I was too little. I thought it was so glamorous—the clear mascara and those flavored lip glosses," she told Vogue.