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Shenseea in Bathing Suit Does Cartwheels on Vacation

She can’t live without spicy food.

Jamaican star Shenseea (real name Chinsea Lee) is taking a break from her music to enjoy the sea and sand. The singer took a video of herself on Instagram frolicking in a white bathing suit, doing cartwheels and having the time of her life. How does she stay so fit? Read on to see 5 ways Shenseea 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 Enjoys Trying New Things

Shenseea loves trying new cuisines, and prefers dining out to eating at home for that reason. "I love to cook but just because when I dine out I get to taste different cuisines," she tells MTV. "I am a foodie, there is nothing that I am allergic to. I love every culture's food, I literally like to travel to places just to try their food." 


She Loves Spicy Food

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Shenseea's favorite food is spicy—the hotter, the better. "My favorite that I'm leaning towards right now would have to be African food, just because it's close to Jamaican food with all the natural and ground spices and that pepper," she says. "Love heat, love hot, love flames, everything about it, hot. Hot gal likes hot things!" Spicy food has many health benefits, experts say. "It seems to rev up the body's fat-burning mechanisms," says registered dietician Patricia Bridget Lane. "That can help with weight loss and weight management. There's some research that capsaicin acts on the hypothalamus — the part of the brain that controls hunger and fullness. People who eat a diet rich in spicy foods tend to eat less food overall throughout the day."


She Enjoys Popsicles


When it comes to sweet treats, Shenseea is all about popsicles. "Less creamy, more ice," she says. "Refreshing popsicles and other frozen novelties can be especially satisfying during the summer months, providing some sweet relief during the hottest days of the year," says Molly Kimball, RD, CSSD. "But are popsicles healthy? While these treats can occasionally run a little high in extra fat and sugar, many may be healthier for you than you think. The good news is that options for health-friendly popsicles at the grocery store are steadily on the rise, as consumers have started to shy away from high-fat ice cream bars. Single-serve individually wrapped ice pops also mean the portion control is done for you, leading to less over-indulging."


She Loves To Travel

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Shenseaa enjoys traveling (her Instagram is proof of that) and has a bucket list of ideal destinations. "I love to take trips—and take long, long, long trips too," she says. "I want to go to Thailand just because I want to play with the elephants. I just love animals and nature." Travel can be beneficial for mental health, experts say. "Travel itself can be a break from stressors piled up back home; a literal escape where you can focus on your own pleasure and yourself can be a welcome change of pace, and help reduce your body's stress hormone overdrive,' says Jean Kim MD. "Even when you return to stressors back home, the memories encoded by travel help maintain a 'zen space' you can revisit whenever you need. Mindfulness techniques often recommend returning to a beautiful or peaceful memory to help restore calm and balance anywhere you are."


She's a Dancer

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Shenseea dances on stage at every performance, so every time she works, she gets a full-body workout. "We know that movement is good for everyone," says Emily Sandow, supervisor of dance physical therapy at NYU Langone's Harkness Center for Dance Injuries. "A healthy lifestyle is integrating the mind, body and soul relationship, and dance has all of those characteristics."

Ferozan Mast
Ferozan Mast is a science, health and wellness writer with a passion for making science and research-backed information accessible to a general audience. Read more
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