Zoe Saldana Shows Off Swimsuit While on Vacation
She's guarded the galaxy, gone where no man has gone before and ran around Pandora. Now Zoe Saldana is taking a bit of a break, posting photos of herself in a red swimsuit on her Instagram stories, possibly from Portugal, from which she shared recent photos of her and her husband Marco Perego Saldana. How does she stay so fit while staying so busy? Read on to see 5 ways Zoe Saldana 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 Bikini Photos!
She Tries to Work Out Three Times a Week
"Between travel, meetings, and shoots, schedules are rough for me," she told Shape magazine. "I try to work out three times a week, but I don't believe in getting on one machine for 30 minutes. If I do a lot of cardio, it usually just means I'll be dragging my feet for the rest of the day. And when I'm shooting, I really don't like to be strict with my workout, since I'm already putting in 16-hour days."
She Had Been Anti the Word "Diet"
"I am going to remove the word 'diet' from my life. I am going to remind myself that it is not about losing weight, it is about being healthy, feeling healthy, for the rest of my life," she wrote on Instagram years ago. "I am gonna try to focus on what weekends are really for—resting and making time for your loved ones… And when chow time arrives? I will make amazing and healthy decisions."
She Keeps it Organic
"Growing up in the Dominican Republic, I learned to be very organic with my beauty routine. Cooking products are not just for cooking; you can actually use them for beauty, for wellness. If you live in the islands, you get a coconut, and you use every part of that coconut. You drink the water, you make food with the meat, you can squeeze it and make coconut milk, and that milk you can put on your skin, on your hair. And then you can make coconut oil and coconut butter. I grew up using the environment to its full potential. And that just made me feel really, what's the word, grounded. Because I was using everything around me in so many different ways, not just conventionally," she told Byrdie.
Her Mom Reminded Her to Be Her Own Person
"The beauty standards are so different. When I was in the Dominican Republic, I was too skinny. Because there, women are more accepted as full and curvaceous. I felt pressure to look that way. People would say, 'Eat more; you're too skinny,' or they would pressure my mom and say, 'She's sick; she's sick. Look how skinny she is.' But my mom was always like, 'Let her be. Let her be her own person,'" she told Byrdie.
She's a Big Promoter of Colon Cancer Awareness
"Seeing the effects of the devastating disease firsthand, I realized the incredible importance of raising awareness surrounding screening [for colon cancer] early and often, knowing that this can ultimately save lives," says Saldana to the Zoe Report. "Both in working with LetsGetChecked and just overall during the pandemic, I've learned a lot about how I can take control over my personal health from home. There is no question that doctor offices and hospitals can be a source of anxiety for many, only exacerbated by the pandemic itself, but I've realized firsthand the convenience of at-home testing." She also works with the Colorectal Cancer Alliance.