Naomie Harris in Bathing Suit Chases Waterfalls in Costa Rica
Naomie Harris is chasing waterfalls! The 45-year-old former Bond girl—an Oscar nominee for Moonlight—is currently vacationing in Montezuma, Costa Rica with pals, where she hiked to a stunning waterfall and took a dip in her swimsuit. The actress shared a series of photos and videos to her Instagram Stories and it was impossible not to notice her incredibly fit figure. How does she manage to keep herself so strong and chiseled? Read on to see 7 ways Naomie Harris 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!
As Naomie demonstrates in her latest series of Instagram Stories, she is an avid hiker. "Hiking to the waterfalls today," she captioned one of the images. "Walking for fitness can help:
- Manage your blood pressure
- Reduce your risk of developing type 2 diabetes
- Manage your diabetes
- Manage your weight
- Reduce your risk of a heart attack
- Manage stress and boost your spirits
- Stay strong and active," says the Mayo Clinic.
She Suffered From Serious Scoliosis As a Teen
"Around age 11, I was diagnosed with scoliosis," Harris revealed to Shape. "The progression of the disease became severe in my teens, and I needed an operation. Doctors inserted a metal rod down my spine. I spent a month in the hospital recovering and had to learn how to walk again. It was really traumatic."
She Avoids Coffee and Alcohol
Noami doesn't drink alcohol or coffee. "I don't abuse my body," she told Shape. "Health is the greatest thing you can have."
Her Favorite Workouts Are Pilates and Swimming
"After my scoliosis operation, it took me a long time to become active again because I didn't want to do anything that could hurt me in any way. I was very protective of my body. When I started making films that required me to be physically active, I realized that my body was capable of doing a lot more than I thought it was, and that if I exercise I become stronger," she told Shape. "So now I do Pilates twice a week. It's physically challenging but in a nuanced way. During a session, my instructor might work with me on just one area of my body. I love that it's so detailed and that it focuses the mind too." She also swims laps. "I go to the pool three times a week for 45 minutes. I find it incredibly relaxing and centering. You feel like you've worked hard, but it's soothing as well."
She Eats Healthy
"I'm a really healthy eater," Naomie told Shape. "I believe that only through trial and error do you find what works for you, and my diet is based on what I've discovered from years of experimenting and listening to my body. For one thing, I incorporate Ayurvedic principles. That means plenty of warm, nourishing foods like stews and soups, even for breakfast. I have a really fast metabolism, so if I don't eat something filling in the morning, I'll be hungry again in five minutes." She is also a big proponent of the 80-20 rule. "I've learned that it doesn't work if you become too neurotic about food. I once went off sugar for three months, and then one day I ate five candy bars! You have to have some treats every now and then. I'm obsessed with chocolate. And fresh warm bread with butter and cheese is my idea of heaven."
"Meditation has changed my life and the way I deal with stress," Naomie confessed to Shape. "I do it twice a day for 20 minutes. It forces me to stop whatever I'm doing and take a break. "That's crucial because I have to have a goal. It keeps me expanding and growing and learning, and it forces me out of my comfort zone to develop new skills. My mom taught me that anything is possible if you put your mind to it and work hard. And I believe that."
She Gets Enough Sleep
Naomie prioritizes sleep. "Everyone focuses on 'do you exercise,' but, if you're only getting five hours sleep a night then it doesn't really matter and you're probably doing yourself a disservice. Sleeping is incredibly important – specifically good quality sleep," she told Women's Health UK.