Peacemaker Star Jennifer Holland in Bathing Suit Says Hi From Anguilla
Actress Jennifer Holland, 35, is on vacation in Anguilla, posting videos of herself on a boat wearing a green bikini, having the time of her life. "Swipe 👉🏼 for a "How to Anguilla" tutorial. #anguilla," she captioned the series of videos. How does the Peacemaker star stay so fit? Read on to see 5 ways Holland 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 Loves Salad
Holland frequently fills up on salad while on set. "[Salads] vary in regard to their nutrient content, nutrient density, flavor, and texture," says Elisabeth Moore, a registered dietitian at Harvard-affiliated Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center. "They also provide fiber, which is beneficial in many areas, including cardiovascular and gastrointestinal health. Greens are also low in calories, but high in nutrients and volume, which can be helpful if you're trying to manage your weight. Choose oil-based dressings or simple oil and vinegar. Measure the portion and aim for no more than 2 tablespoons."
Holland enjoys incorporating paddleboarding into her exercise routine. "Our modern day lives have become largely disconnected from nature, with concrete and vehicles physically separating us from the outdoors, and what we value being far removed from what our brains developed to value," says paddle boarder and Dryrobe brand ambassador, Cal Major. "Stand-up paddle boarding can help counteract that. Gliding along the water, making little noise and travelling slowly allows for a peaceful immersion into the natural world around us."
She Loves to Bike
Holland loves cycling in the great outdoors. "It's been shown that cycling reduces anxiety and depression," says physical therapist Jaclyn Kubiak, PT, DPT. "Mainly, because you can make it fun. You get the added benefit of being outdoors or you can go do it with friends. You can change the intensity for it yourself. It can be as easy as you want or as hard and enduring as you want."
She Jumps Rope
"I spent Christmas afternoon jumping rope in the snow to justify all the sugar cookies I consumed," Holland captioned an Instagram video of herself jumping rope. "I hope you all did something that brings you joy this year, on whatever holiday you celebrate." "You can jump rope at a slow, steady pace if you want to use it as low-impact, steady-state cardio or you can increase the intensity with techniques like high knees or double-unders (when the rope passes under the feet twice per jump) if you want to use it for HIIT-style training," says ISSA-certified personal trainer Mike Matthews. "Plus, if you're pushed for time and looking for an effective full-body workout, jumping rope is an excellent solution."
She Loves To Bake Home-Made Treats
Holland loves to bake at home, including this delicious paleo recipe: "Jet lagged and baking at 6:00am, so I thought I'd share one of my favorite cookie recipes for a no-flour-necessary, lightly sweet, protein packed indulgence:
1 cup '100% peanuts' creamy peanut butter (or almond butter for a #paleo option)
1/2 cup coconut sugar
Mix well, bake for 10 minutes at 350degrees, let cool + enjoy.
So easy, Filling, Rich, + Not too sweet. #cookies #baking #glutenfreerecipes #paleorecipes."
"A paleo eating plan that is high in fiber, potassium and antioxidants while being low in simple carbohydrates, sodium and sugar can be a healthy eating plan," says UC Davis Health. "It emphasizes local, sustainable, organic, and non-GMO foods and grass-fed meat options. It discourages foods that are highly processed or have artificial ingredients and colorings. A paleo eating plan rich in fruits and vegetables could help you achieve most nutrient requirements. It may kick-start weight loss and, at least in the short-term, improve blood sugar and lipid profiles."