Ninel Conde in Bathing Suit Says "Happy Sunday"
Mexican singer and actress Ninel Conde is enjoying the sun, sea, and sand on a trip to the beach. Conde posted a photo of herself relaxing on a sun lounger in a gold bikini and straw hat, looking happy and sun kissed against a beautiful backdrop. "Happy Sunday," she captioned the post. How does she stay so fit? Read on to see 5 ways Conde 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!
Conde posts many videos of herself working out, and is clearly a huge fan of resistance training and using weights. "For many years, the CDC has recommended that along with aerobic activity, adults do some type of strength training twice weekly to combat muscle loss," says Benjamin R. Snell, MD. "These sessions should include all major muscle groups—legs, hips, back, abdomen, chest, shoulders, and arms. Muscle mass decreases with age, putting you at higher risk for diabetes (skeletal muscle uses glucose), as well as falls and other injuries."
Lunges are a core part of Conde's workout routine. "Lunges, squats, and planks (a move that looks a bit like a push-up and is often substituted for sit-ups) are key moves in most good core workouts," says Harvard Health. "Sit-ups and crunches—once the bread and butter of core work—have fallen out of favor in recent years. Why? They can actually cause back pain, partly by focusing only on abdominal muscles. Exercises like planks efficiently work many more core muscles at once."
Lots Of Protein
Conde stays on top of her protein intake, something experts say is important for muscle and bone health. "It is important for individuals to consume protein every day," says dietitian Nancy Waldeck. "Daily protein intake plays a role in keeping your cells in good shape and should be part of your daily health maintenance plan… Protein plus fiber keeps us full longer, which means you don't feel the urge to eat as often. This helps keep weight down while fueling our cells with the right nutrients they need."
Running On the Treadmill
Running is one of Conde's favorite cardio workouts. "Running is perhaps the oldest form of exercise and one that offers some of the greatest health benefits," says Harvard Health. "Running has shown to improve heart health, assist with weight loss, and improve mood. Worried about your joints? Some studies have found that running may actually improve the health of aging knees and ease symptoms of osteoarthritis like joint pain and stiffness."
Conde eats plenty of fish, which is great for heart health. "For many years, the American Heart Association has recommended that people eat fish rich in unsaturated fats at least twice a week," says the Mayo Clinic. "The unsaturated fats in fish are called omega-3 fatty acids. Omega-3 fatty acids and other nutrients in fish may benefit heart health and reduce the risk of dying of heart disease."