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Nina Dobrev Enjoys "Me Time" in Her Swimsuit

Here’s how the actress keeps her body incredibly fit.

Nina Dobrev, 32, is investing some time in self-care. The former Vampire Diaries star shared a photo of herself, clad in a swimsuit, revealing she was taking a little time for rest and relaxation. "Me time," she captioned the image. How does the actress stay in such fantastic shape? Read on to see 6 ways Nina Dobrev prioritizes her health and the photos that prove they work—and to get beach-ready yourself, don't miss these essential 30 Best-Ever Celebrity Bikini Photos!


She Loves Exercise

"I just love working out," she revealed to Women's Health. Some of her go-tos? Yoga, HIIT, and boxing. "Doing something different [each day] has been the most fun, and I've seen the most benefit because you shock your system." She also told Shape that strength training was a game-changer for her. "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 Is Incredibly Outdoorsy

In addition to her regular workouts, Nina spends a lot of time being active outdoors. She regularly posts photos of herself hiking, skiing and riding bikes on social media. 


She Eats All the Time

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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 told 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 Juices


"When I'm sick or not feeling great, I'm all about the juices," Nina revealed to 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." She also adds collagen peptides for a bit of protein, she told the publication. 


Music Motivates Her

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Nina is motivated to exercise by music. "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 Is a Morning (Workout) Person

Nina tries to get her workouts in first thing in the morning. "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."


Leah Groth
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