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Nina Dobrev in Bathtub Celebrates Hit Netflix Movie

Here’s how the actress prioritizes her health.

Nina Dobrev is soaking in the success of her latest Netflix movie. The 32-year-old actress shared a photo of herself in the bathtub, as her latest movie, Love Hard, soared to the top of the charts. "LOVE HARD is the #1 movie on Netflix WORLDWIDE!" she wrote. How does the actress maintain her fabulous figure and what is her overall approach to health and wellness? Read on to see 10 ways Nina Dobrev 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 Enjoys Exercise

Nina's secret to staying fit is that she actually enjoys breaking a sweat. "I just love working out," she told Women's Health. 

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Workout Variety Is Key

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Nina switches up her workouts daily, and not just to keep it interesting. "Doing something different [each day] has been the most fun, and I've seen the most benefit because you shock your system," she told Women's Health. In addition to Yoga, HIIT, and boxing, she added to Shape that strength training has really made a difference. "I actually did not do a lot of [strength training] in the past-I only did yoga and ran in terms of training. Strength training with weights and such a regimented schedule has been new to my life, and now that I understand the way it all works, the science behind it, it's changed everything for me."


She Recently Built a Killer Home Gym

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In an October 2021 interview with Shape, Nina revealed that building a home gym has been a serious game changer. "I'm really proud of my home gym, I use it a lot. It's really nice to have that flexibility of working out, whether it's really early in the morning before I got to set, or really late a night when I get home from set, or after a long flight," she said. She started accumulating equipment over time, and now has a weights, a Pilates machine, NordicTrack Treadmill, and a SoulCycle at-home bike. "When I'm done shooting and I have to memorize the next day's work, I can sit on the bike with my script and exercise, and learn my lines for the next day," she said. 


She Loves Outdoor Activities

Nina spends a lot of time being active outdoors. Hiking, skiing and riding bikes are just a few of the ways she burns calories al fresco. 


She Uses Music for Motivation

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"Music is a big part of my training and my life. Before I had a trainer I would go to the gym and go on the treadmill and whenever it was the chorus I would sprint and whenever it was not the chorus I would just jog. If there's a beat I can usually get into a groove and sense what's happening and if something burns I just plow through it because the music is what drives me," she told Shape.  


She Works Out in the Morning

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"You need to make a decision-do I want to look and feel a certain way and put the work into it? I see the difference so I make the time for it on set. I would wake up an hour earlier. Even though I was exhausted after a 12-hour day and did not want to work out, I did it because I always knew I would feel better after," she told Shape. "I do it first thing when I wake up because then I can't make up an excuse for it, like being tired later on in the day. Because usually by 6 p.m. you're just like, I have no energy. I've done all the things I've done! I don't want to do anything else! I just get it done in the morning."


She Juices


"When I'm sick or not feeling great, I'm all about the juices," she told Well+Good. "It seems like the worse the taste, the better it is for you, so I do ginger, garlic, cayenne pepper, oregano oil—ugh, double ugh— lemon, everything." Sometimes she adds collagen peptides for an added protein boost. 


She Cheats

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Nina recently dished on her diet to Wired. "I eat a lot of things. I eat healthy some days. I eat really bad some other days. I eat all kinds of yummy, like vegan burgers. I like making gluten-free pastas. I like cooking a lot, which is fun and also time consuming, but it feels sort of like, it's a great way for me to unwind at the end of the day," she said. 


It's All About Portion Control

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"I used to eat three full meals and then I would not be able to move after each meal. I would be so full and tired. Now, I eat all the time but portion control is what's important for me-I'm eating more in total but not more at a time," she explained to Shape. "Basically, I aim to have the size of my thumb in fat, the size of my palm in protein, and then unlimited veggies. I wish I'd learned this in school."


She Drinks Wine


The actress has a wine collection, Fresh Vine, which she started with her BFF Julianne Hough. "Julianne and I both believe in a balanced lifestyle and having fun," she said.

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