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Sydney Sweeney, 23, Shows Off Toned Abs in Bikini

Here’s everything she does to take care of her physical and mental health.

Sydney Sweeney has been enjoying her summer vacation on the Amalfi coast, and steaming up the shoreline. This week, the Euphoria and The White Lotus actress shared some photos of her incredibly toned body modeling a bikini and matching sarong, via Instagram. Hard to believe she had to speak out against people slandering her appearance on social media. "I don't really go out much, so I don't really feel it unless I'm going to events. But I think it's hard because a lot of people forget that you're just a normal person. I was not born into all of this. This is very different from how I was raised, so I'm still trying to figure it all out as I go. You don't have much wiggle room to make mistakes," Sydney told Story + Rain. How does the 23-year-old stay in such fantastic shape? Read on to see 6 ways Sydney Sweeney maintains both her physical and mental health and the photos that prove they work—and to get beach-ready yourself, don't miss these essential 30 Best-Ever Celebrity Bikini Photos! 


She's an MMA fighter

Sydney told Marie Claire that she is a trained fighter. "I'm trained in mixed martial arts. I started when I was 14 and did my first competition at 18. It was a grappling competition against all guys a weight category above me, and I got first place. Those guys were probably saying, 'Oh, we didn't want to hurt her,' but they were definitely trying. Everyone broke a sweat!"


She's a Skier

Sydney is incredibly active in her free time. One of her favorite activities? Water skiing. In a recent Instagram post she showed off her skills. yearly ski post. "Hope one day i can do this everyday," she wrote. She also snow skis. 


She Hikes

Sydney can also be frequently found hiking. "If you need me I'll be climbing some rocks," she captioned an image. Her canine companion regularly accompanies her during her outdoor adventures. 


She Is All About Self-Care

Sydney is a big proponent of self care, dubbing it a "a daily process," during an interview with Yahoo Life's The Unwind. "I think you can be OK one day and it's totally OK if you're not the next because I think you have to start every day new and you have to start every day trying to appreciate and love yourself, which can be difficult sometimes. Take one step at a time and try your best and just make sure you love yourself. Your body does so much for you, and I think a lot of times people forget that and how hard it works. And so taking care of yourself, grooming yourself however way makes you feel best, I think it's important."


She Doesn't Like This Trendy Workout

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One thing you won't find her doing? Yoga. "I've tried to get into yoga, but my mind just races too much so I can't get there yet," she admitted to Yahoo. "Yoga has many styles, forms and intensities. Hatha yoga, in particular, may be a good choice for stress management. Hatha is one of the most common styles of yoga, and beginners may like its slower pace and easier movements. But most people can benefit from any style of yoga — it's all about your personal preferences," says the Mayo Clinic.


She Loves Her Body, But Not Just Because of How It Looks

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Sydney has lots of love for her body. "It is your body and there are some people looking at it, but at the same time, something that I've really started telling myself is this is the one body I'll have for the rest of my life. And it does so much for me and I need to appreciate it and I need to love it because I'm not going to get another one. So I'm just kind of loving myself more and thanking my body for everything it does. And sure, more people than myself get to look at it in my profession. And I hope that the love that I have for my body and the thanks that I give to myself inspires other people to be like, I need to approach myself that way too, because I think loving yourself is number one before you can actually love anyone else," she told Yahoo. 

Leah Groth
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