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Olivia Flowers in Bathing Suit "Feels Like Sunshine"

Here’s how she stays fit.

Olivia Flowers, who debuted in the eighth season of Bravo's reality series Southern Charm, showed off her own charm in a new Instagram post of herself in a bikini with the caption, "Stay close to people who feel like sunshine." The native of Charleston, South Carolina, has broken out as a fan favorite on the show. Flowers, 30, was working as a production assistant in Los Angeles before the pandemic hit, then moved back to her hometown to stay with her parents before being cast in Southern Charm. Read on to see how Olivia Flowers 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 Rides a Skateboard

Flowers posted an Instagram movie of her riding — and sometimes falling off — a skateboard. Beyond being fun, skateboarding relieves stress and improves mental health, according to a recent study by the University of Southern California.


She Drinks Red Wine

Flowers posted pics of her visits to California's wine country in Napa, with the caption, "You had me at merlot… and Napa. Definitely had me at Napa. Beautiful time, wine, food & company." Antioxidants in red wine called polyphenols may help protect the lining of blood vessels in the heart, according to the Mayo Clinic.


She's Close to Her Family

Flowers appears to have a close relationship with her parents, Garry and Robin Flowers. Having a close relationship with family helps a person cope with stress, can increase longevity, improves psychological well-being and is good for cardiovascular health, according to the Piedmont health system.


She Avoids the Drama

When she joined the Southern Charm cast, Flowers relied on previous cast members to help her navigate the tensions among older members. "Leva [Bonaparte] helped me out a lot," Flowers told Decider. "She was really like big sister, and told me to just stay true to myself and not like I said, let any other people's opinions sway me — and that I should just take advantage of the fact that I'm not on anyone's side. So, if I come in and something happens, I shouldn't be afraid to speak up to what I think. But that was really it. Not to be afraid to speak up if need be."


She Gets Lots of Sun

Flowers' Instagram feed is full of images of her sunbathing or otherwise enjoying the outdoors. Sunlight is necessary to boost the body's vitamin D supply, the National Library of Medicine reported. Most cases of vitamin D deficiency are due to lack of outdoor sun exposure, it said. But medical experts advise the use of adequate sunscreen or other UV protection and to limit the amount of sun exposure to avoid damaging skin.

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