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Rita Ora in Bathing Suit Wishes Mom "Happy Birthday"

“You are beautiful, helpful, supportive and kind…”

Why does Rita Ora look so fabulous? It's in the genes. "Happy birthday to the most amazing mother! @veraora," she captioned some Instagram photos of her and her mom, who is an NHS psychiatrist. "You are beautiful, helpful, supportive and kind, and although today is your birthday, I celebrate you always." How else does the daughter stay so fit? Read on to see 6 ways Rita Ora 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!


When She Indulges, She Only Eats Half The Food On Her Plate

Ora tells Cosmopolitan that she isn't afraid to indulge in her favorite junk foods. However, she says that she watches how much she eats of said indulgences, and most often will cut them in half. "If I want a burger I'll just cut it in half and eat half of it. That or I'll take the bread off and only eat the burger. Or if I want fries then I won't have a burger to go with them."


She Does Sharp Bursts Of Cardio

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Ora tells Cosmopolitan that she isn't afraid of cardio exercises, like running. However, she prefers doing quick bursts of cardio. "If I run, I only run for about 10-15 minutes, if that. I'm really focused on being healthy rather than anything else."


She Loves Toning Exercises

Ora has a really toned figure, and she works really hard for it. Ora tells Cosmopolitan that a lot of her workouts focus on toning her muscles. "I do toning exercises, pilates, yoga or a hike." Ora recommends doing these exercises with quick cardio workouts. 


She Doesn't Focus On Losing Weight

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Ora says that she doesn't pay attention to the scale, and that her workouts aren't centered on losing weight. "I'm not the skinniest person in the world but I don't try to be," says Ora to Cosmopolitan. "I'm more focused on toning rather than trying to be skinny, which I feel everyone should try, because that comes more naturally."


She Doesn't Forget About Her Lower Body

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Ora tells that she doesn't skip leg day. In fact, she says that she puts a lot of focus on working out her lower body. "I mostly focus on my thighs and my bum, so I do a lot of squats and weight lifting." It's clear Ora is seeing results from these workouts, as her legs are pretty incredible. 


She Eats Healthy


Ora opened up about what her typical diet looks like to She says that she tries to eat healthy, and that her diet isn't super restrictive. "In the morning, I have two boiled eggs, asparagus, and half a cup of muesli with almond milk. For lunch, I have chicken or fish with vegetables, and for dinner, I have six to eight ounces of fish with vegetables and half a potato."

Anna Bechtel
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