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Salma Hayek in Swimsuit Celebrates 55th Birthday

Here’s everything you need to know about her approach to health and wellness.

Salma Hayek is wishing herself a happy 55th birthday! The gorgeous actress celebrated her big day by sharing a photo of herself in a swimsuit with her Instagram followers. "Happy 55th birthday to me," she captioned the snap, rocking a bright blue bathing suit while wading in tropical waters flanked by palm trees. "Looking forward to new adventures #grateful." Salma has an incredibly unique approach to health and wellness. Read on to see 7 ways she 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 Bikini Photos!


Salma Doesn't Do Diets

You won't find the actress trying out the latest trendy diet. "I don't like to diet and I'm not good at it," she wrote on her Cooler Cleanse website. In a previous interview with More, she elaborated on her love for eating. "Everybody has a weakness and mine is food," she said. "If you love food and you love red wine and they put you in France, you're in a good place and you're in a bad place at the same time."


She Rarely Eats Meat

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Salma once explained to the New York Times that tries to keep meat-eating to a minimum. "The only thing I do is that I don't eat animals every day. I eat all kinds of meat, but I consume it sparsely," she explained. "I would never eat two meats in a day. Sometimes I go several days without eating meat, but then I'll go back." 


She Juices

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Salma is a big fan of juicing, so much so that she started her own company, Cooler Cleanse. "When I feel stressed, I turn to food for comfort," she explains on the brand's website. "After doing a juice cleanse, I'm motivated to eat healthier and not emotionally. Cleansing is like my meditation. It makes me stop, focus and think about what I'm putting into my body. I'm making a commitment to my health and hitting the reset button."


She Consumes a Lot of Produce

Fruits and veggies are a big part of Selma's diet. One of her unique specialties is something she has dubbed "breakfast special"—a chopped up salad of papaya, blueberries, mango, strawberries, pomegranate seeds, celery, red pepper, and cucumber, atop almond and coconut butter and yogurt. "It doesn't sound like it tastes great but it's delicious," she exclaimed on Instagram


She Shies Away From Traditional Exercise


"Some people have the discipline to exercise in the morning, and I didn't develop that," Salma once explained to People, revealing her unique workout method. "I work with a woman in London who taught me how to hold my body in a way where the muscles are activated all day long. So even when you brush your teeth, you're working the muscles," she continued. "It's restorative yoga. She taught me how to tone [my muscles] without clenching them. You relax them and focus on the parts that need to be used, but never with tension. If you're aware of your body, you'd be surprised by the effect it can have."


She Dances on the Treadmill

"I hate working out, but I love dancing," she joked on Instagram in a video demonstrating her moves on a treadmill. She also stays active by walking her dog. "This is my version of exercise and these are my #dogs coaches … These are my trainers!" she shared in one Instagram post. 


She Gets Massages

Salma claims that massage is great for her body. "Massage oxygenates, activates the circulation, and keeps the muscles healthy and firm. I cannot tell you, even just for the lymphatic [system], what the massage does for the face," she told Vogue

Leah Groth
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