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Tracee Ellis Ross in Bathing Suit Says Hi From Jamaica

Here are her top 5 diet and fitness tips for looking fab at 50.

Tracee Ellis Ross is heating up the islands in her swimsuit! The Black-Ish star shows off her forever young figure in a tiny bathing suit via one of her latest social media posts. In it, she hangs off a ladder into the water while vacationing in Jamaica. "Gorgeous," said Gabrielle Union. "Wow," added Olivia Munn. How does the actress keep herself so fit at 50? Read on to see 5 of Tracee Ellis Ross' top diet and fitness tips for staying 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!



Maintain a Healthy-ish Diet

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Ross eats healthy, most of the time. "I like simple, whole foods," she dished to People. She tries to buy all of her produce seasonally from the organic farmers market. She also avoids all dairy products. However, she does allow herself the occasional cheat meal. "I love going to one of my favorite restaurants once a week to have a glass of wine and a delicious meal. I don't restrict my eating to firm meal times. I eat in the same philosophy that I live with: joyfully!" she told People. 



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Dance your way to a hot body, encourages Tracee, who is a fan of Tracy Anderson's "feel good" dance inspired workout. "I have to say that Tracy Anderson's workout the last five years has been really good for me. I love the studio atmosphere, I love how beautiful and sexy and long and strong I look when I work out, and I love the loud music," she explained to Health. "I find that, as adults, we stay so regimented in our movement, even if we get on a treadmill. The music changes all the patterns, and my body gets to move freely, so you feel amazing—which is ultimately the point of the workouts, too. One of the things that's most encouraging is you see a roomful of women working their asses off and looking beautiful. You see women in their 40s wearing jog bras and their stomachs out proudly, walking in a stance that says, 'I love my body,' and that's exciting to me."


Make Exercise a Habit

Exercise is a habit for Ross, who breaks a sweat "three days a week on a regular basis, sometimes four," she revealed to Health. "Sometimes I take a little break, but the truth is, I feel the best when I work out. I feel very strong. I didn't wake up like this. At 22, I woke up like that. At 44, I work really hard for this! I am on TV, and I don't want to lie to anybody. I'm not at my skinniest, I'm not at my fattest, but I live my life. This is my body. Health and the functionality of my body are more important than what it looks like."


Prioritize Self-Care

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Ross prioritizes self-care. "I moisturize, and I dry brush, and I infrared sauna, and I do acupuncture, and I get facials," she told Health about her regular practices. She also makes sure to get enough sleep. "Sometimes it's not eight hours, but my sleep is sacred to me," she said. In fact, she revealed in a recent Instagram post that sometimes she makes sacrifices in order to get enough of it. "I've tried to choose sleep over working out, which I think is the right choice."


Stay Hydrated

Ross also makes sure to stay hydrated and avoid alcohol. "I drink water, and I don't drink a ton of alcohol," she revealed to Health. "Alcohol makes the folds go deeper—one glass of wine is like being on 17 airplanes; it just dries you out." Alcohol can increase the risk of high blood pressure, heart disease, and stroke. Not drinking alcohol or reducing your alcohol intake can help reduce these risks.

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