Tennis Star Charlotte Millette Shares Swimsuit Photo of "Self Care"
Charlotte Millette is enjoying some much-needed rest and relaxation – in her swimsuit. In one of her latest social media posts, the Canadian former tennis star shows off her amazingly fit body in a bathing suit. "Self-Care," she captioned the Instagram post of herself, standing in a swimming pool. "Stunning," commented a follower. "I love this for you," added another. How does the gorgeous athlete approach health and fitness? Here are some of the ways she stays in shape.
She Plays Tennis
Obviously, Charlotte spends a lot of time on the tennis court, a workout that blends together cardio and aerobic exercise, as there is a lot of running around, and hand-eye coordination. "While tennis provides numerous health benefits—improved aerobic fitness and anaerobic endurance, muscular fitness (grip strength and endurance), flexibility, multiple skill parameters (balance, speed, agility and quickness), reactivity, and power—it also is psychologically demanding," explains ACE Fitness.
Charlotte enjoys riding a stationary bike. "Pushing limits," she captioned a post. The Cleveland Clinic explains that biking, a low-impact aerobic exercise, is great for building muscle, improving strength and flexibility, and improving balance. It can also boost mental health and help other health conditions, including arthritis.
Charlotte gets a good cardio workout in by going for a run. According to the Mayo Clinic, running is great for cardiovascular health, muscle building, and weight loss. "For every mile run, the average person will burn approximately 100 calories," they say.
She Drinks Coffee
Charlotte enjoys the perk of a daily cup of coffee, which offers several health benefits, per the Cleveland Clinic. "It acts on your brain to improve memory, mood, reaction times, and mental function," they say, citing a study finding that caffeine can improve endurance and performance during exercise. It is also antioxidant-rich, can ward off diabetes, prevent neurologic disease, lower cancer risk, and ward off depression, they point out.
She Walks Her Dogs
In her latest "self-care" Instagram post, Charlotte walks her dogs. Going for a daily walk can be a game changer in terms of exercise, especially at a brisk speed. One study published in JAMA Internal Medicine found that walking at a brisk pace for about 30 minutes a day led to a reduced risk of heart disease, cancer, dementia and death, compared with walking a similar number of steps but at a slower pace.