Mica Viciconte in Bathing Suit is "Bellísima"
Argentinian star Mica Viciconte is channeling summer in her latest social media snaps. Viciconte posted a series of pictures of herself wearing a beautiful butterfly print bathing suit as she lounged on a stone wall against a spectacular background of palm trees and golden sand. "Bellísima," an admiring fan commented. How does she stay so fit? Read on to see 5 ways Viciconte 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!
Viciconte takes collagen supplements as part of her wellness routine. "Collagen benefits your joints, tendons, and ligaments by allowing them to glide and move with ease — much like how oil benefits a car!" says Amy Myers, MD. "With age, and as your collagen production depletes, your joints can become stiff, swollen and painful, even causing a lack of mobility. Collagen contains the amino acids glycine and proline, which help to support joint mobility and a healthy inflammatory response."
She Lifts Weights
Lifting weights is an integral part of Viciconte's workout regimen. "Numerous studies have shown that strength training can play a role in slowing bone loss, and several show it can even build bone," says Harvard Health. "This is tremendously useful to help offset age-related declines in bone mass. Activities that put stress on bones can nudge bone-forming cells into action. That stress comes from the tugging and pushing on bone that occur during strength training (as well as weight-bearing aerobic exercises like walking or running). The result is stronger, denser bones."
Viciconte loves incorporating sit ups into her workouts. "I love doing sit-ups when I have a table to anchor my feet on or a workout buddy holding my feet down with their hands," says Olivia Amato, CPT. "This usually ensures proper form because you don't have to worry about keeping your feet on the ground on top of everything else."
Viciconte uses ankle weights for ab exercises. "The weight places a greater load on the muscle group being targeted. The muscles have to work harder to move this increased load against gravity, and in turn this will increase strength," says Terry Downey, a physical therapist at Harvard-affiliated Spaulding Rehabilitation Network.
Active Every Day
On days when Viciconte doesn't have the energy for a full workout, she still makes a point of getting some movement in. "My trainer/friend @juan_pronza always told me that our body has to take care of it and if I want to achieve what I intend to do it," she says. "Obviously I have days that I'm tired, or I don't sleep much or I have a bad day, but none of this is an excuse to be able to train and feel good. Try doing some sport or going for a walk or whatever makes them feel good. Changes aren't from 1 day to the next, they take their time and have to be accompanied by a healthy diet."