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Tracee Ellis Ross in Bathing Suit Shares a Weekend Selfie

Here’s how she stays fit.

Tracee Ellis Ross just shared a special swimsuit selfie. She spent the 4th of July weekend in a green bathing suit. The Black-ish star, who is behind Pattern, the product for curly, coily & tight-textured hair, looks fantastic for any age, much less at 49. How does she stay so fit? Read on to see 5 ways Tracee Ellis Ross 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 Gets Her Sleep

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"I've tried to choose sleep over working out, which I think is the right choice," she said on Instagram. "Keep your room cool, dark and quiet. Exposure to light in the evenings might make it more challenging to fall asleep. Avoid prolonged use of light-emitting screens just before bedtime. Consider using room-darkening shades, earplugs, a fan or other devices to create an environment that suits your needs," says the Mayo Clinic. "Doing calming activities before bedtime, such as taking a bath or using relaxation techniques, might promote better sleep."


She Stays Grateful

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"I'm so grateful to be living this life I'm in. I've worked so hard to feel good in my skin and to build a life that truly matches me and I'm in it and it feels good. I remain curious and teachable and so it will all keep getting better." "Gratitude everyday can bring happiness into your life, and that's healthy. You can make an impact on your own life and the lives of others by practicing gratitude," says the Mayo Clinic. Amit Sood, M.D., a Mayo Clinic stress management and resiliency expert tells the site that you can "cultivate deeper gratitude by being thankful for the simple and the ordinary. It will help you become happier and more resilient."


She Works Out Three to Four Times a Week

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"According to the American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM), the ideal workout regimen balances cardiovascular work and strength training. Their guidelines recommend 150 minutes of moderate-intensity aerobic physical activity each week or vigorous-intensity aerobic activity for a minimum of 20 minutes three days a week. Additionally, you should do strength training twice a week," says the Cleveland Clinic.


She Has Done Tracy Anderson's Workout

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"I have to say that Tracy Anderson's workout the last five years has been really good for me," Tracee told Health. "People want a quick fix. They want magic to get them connected because they didn't show up for themselves for so long. All of a sudden you feel uncomfortable and you feel disconnected and you desperately want to get reconnected, so you want a quick fix. You want it to be a juice cleanse, you want it to be a diet pill, you want it to be a fitness trend. And it's not," Anderson told The Cut.


Strength Training Really Works

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"You lose muscle mass as you get older," says orthopaedic surgeon Anne Marie Chicorelli, DO to the Cleveland Clinic. "And it's important to recognize that. People ask me all the time, 'Well, I walk every day. Isn't that enough?' and I will respond, 'That's great for your cardiovascular health, but it doesn't do as much for your strength.' Strength training, weight training and jogging are impact activities that increase your bone health and decrease your risk for fractures. And make sure to talk to your primary care provider before initiating an exercise program."

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