Paula Badosa in Bathing Suit Says "Disconnect to Connect"
Paula Badosa is taking some much needed time for self-care in her swimsuit. The professional tennis star shows off her incredibly fit figure in a swimsuit in one of her latest social media posts. "Disconnect to connect," she captioned the Instagram post, filled with photos from her vacation at the One&Only in the Maldives. How does she stay so fit? Read on to see 5 ways Paula Badosa 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 Does Yoga
Paula is a big fan of getting her zen on via yoga, scientifically proven to be a great workout for the body and mind. "You cannot always control what goes on outside. But you can always control what goes on inside," she captioned a post of her yoga pose. "All types of yoga (including gentle or beginner styles) can enhance your strength, flexibility, and balance — important but often overlooked aspects of overall physical fitness and well-being. Yoga fosters better sleep, which helps prevent or improve a host of health conditions linked to heart health, including depression and obesity. Yoga also encourages slow, deep breathing, which helps lower blood pressure and heart rate. And over time, a regular yoga practice trains your nervous system to be less reactive during periods of stress. Chronic stress is a major contributor to heart disease and many other health conditions," says Harvard Health.
She Does Strength and Weight Training
Paula takes her workouts off the court very seriously. She spends a lot of time at the gym doing strength and weight training workouts to keep her muscles strong and body ready for competition. She isn't afraid to lift heavy weights, do intense sled pushes, or push herself with combination moves like jumping squats.
Her Diet Is Healthy
Because Paula is an athlete she views food as fuel. A typical breakfast might be a cup of coffee, whole grain avocado toast, and strawberries. "Ready for my next match! 💪🏼 💪🏼 Replenishing strength with this breakfast," she captioned a post. She also makes sure to drink a ton of water, as hydration is crucial, especially for an athlete who is very active.
Paula also likes to run. Here she is running on the beach. Why is running a great supplemental exercise for her? Per the Mayo Clinic, running is great for cardiovascular health, muscle building, and weight loss. "For every mile run, the average person will burn approximately 100 calories," they say.
She Plays Tennis
Obviously, Paula's go-to form of exercise is tennis, a blend of cardio and aerobic exercise. "While tennis provides numerous health benefits—improved aerobic fitness and anaerobic endurance, muscular fitness (grip strength and endurance), flexibility, multiple skill parameters (balance, speed, agility and quickness), reactivity, and power—it also is psychologically demanding," says ACE Fitness.