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Melissa Reddy in Bathing Suit is "Healthy, Happy, Hydrated"

Here’s how she stays so fit.

Melissa Reddy is hot for the summer in her swimsuit. The journalist shows off her incredible figure in a wild print swimsuit while hanging with her gal pals in one of her latest social media posts. "Healthy, happy, hydrated girl summer (with a side of inflatables)" she captioned the Instagram post. How does she stay so fit? Read on to see 6 ways Melissa Reddy 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 Hikes

Melissa takes regular hikes. "Keeping my promise of having balance and doing the things that set my soul ablaze," she captioned a post from a recent vacation. "Sweet solo adventure packed with stunning scenery, soothing sounds, challenging myself, and a swell of gratitude." "Hiking is one of the best ways to get exercise. No matter what type of trail you find yourself on, hiking is a great whole-body workout—from head to toe and everything in between," says the National Parks Service. Some of the physical benefits include building stronger muscles and bones, improving your sense of balance, improving your heart health, and decreasing the risk of certain respiratory problems. It also offers many mental health benefits, according to a Stanford University study. 


She Surfs

Melissa recently became a surfer girl. "It's amazing what you learn you're capable of when you push past your comfort zone. Have done a lot of things that used to scare me for the first time this weekend and feel so proud of myself. Not even car issues could derail my very happy soul," she captioned a post of herself learning how to surf. "Portrush is a super place to visit, packed with wholesomeness. Please see slide 3 for proof that I don't totally suck at surfing." 


She Jet Skiis

Melissa stays active in the ocean by jet skiing. "Look at me, I am the captain now," she captioned a post. According to Health Fitness Revolution, the average 150-pound rider will burn a surprising 238 calories during a half-hour ride. The sport is also great for cardiovascular endurance.


She Golfs

Melissa recently picked up a golf club. "(W)hole in one ⛳️🏌🏽‍♀️[Very happy that my father who is super serious about and super good at golf doesn't have Instagram to see this stance 😅]" she captioned a post. A comprehensive review published in the British Journal of Sports Medicine found that golf's health benefits are extensive, including mind, body, and even lifespan. Benefits include improved longevity, decreased risk of developing heart disease or suffering a stroke, good mental health, and improved strength and balance.


She Does Strength Training

Melissa also does strength and weight training. "Training Day (without Denzel Washington and Ethan Hawke)" she joked in a caption of herself ready for a workout. Physical activity is anything that gets your body moving. Each week adults need 150 minutes of moderate-intensity physical activity and 2 days of muscle-strengthening activity, according to the current Physical Activity Guidelines for Americans.


She Takes Walks

Melissa also keeps her mental and physical health in check by walking. "Learning to be more mindful and appreciative of the little things and beauty that surrounds us. Have noticed so much that I'd ordinarily miss on my walks," she captioned a post. Going for a daily walk can be a game changer in terms of exercise, especially at a brisk speed. One study published in JAMA Internal Medicine found that walking at a brisk pace for about 30 minutes a day led to a reduced risk of heart disease, cancer, dementia and death, compared with walking a similar number of steps but at a slower pace.



Leah Groth
Leah Groth has decades of experience covering all things health, wellness and fitness related. Read more
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