Selling Sunset's Cassandra Dawn Shares Swimsuit Photo as "Things are Good"
Cassandra Dawn is living her best life in her swimsuit. In a recent social media post, the Selling Sunset beauty shows off her amazing body in a bathing suit while giving fans an update on her mental health status. "In my era of deeply embracing change & things are gooood," she captioned the post. How does the reality star realtor and former Playmate approach health and fitness? Celebwell rounded up her top lifestyle habits.
Cassandra loves to hike. During a recent bachelorette party she went hiking in Saint Barts. "No matter what type of trail you find yourself on, hiking is a great whole-body workout—from head to toe and everything in between," says the National Parks Service. Physical benefits include building stronger muscles and bones, improving your sense of balance, improving your heart health, and decreasing the risk of certain respiratory problems. It also offers many mental health benefits, according to a Stanford University study.
Cassandra has a dog and you can often find her taking it for walks. "A girl & her pup," she captioned a post. 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.
Cassandra loves the water and going for swims. Swimming is a good way to get regular aerobic physical activity, according to the CDC. Just two and a half hours per week of aerobic physical activity, such as swimming, bicycling, or running, can decrease the risk of chronic illnesses. In addition to the many physical benefits, there are multiple studies supporting the mental health benefits of swimming as well.
Cassandra's drink of choice? "I'm not a cocktail person, but I drink a lot of wine. Ever since visiting Paris, I have loved rosé," the former Playmate told Playboy. "Red wine, in moderation, has long been thought of as heart healthy," says the Mayo Clinic. "The alcohol and certain substances in red wine called antioxidants may help prevent coronary artery disease, the condition that leads to heart attacks." While red wine is slightly healthier than white, the lighter shade of vino generally has fewer calories than the darker shade.
Italian Food and Sushi
Cassandra loves two cuisines. "I also adore Italian food, but because I lead a healthy lifestyle, I eat a lot of sushi," she told Playboy. "The seafood used in sushi is generally low in calories and high in protein. Fatty fishes used in sushi—such as salmon, mackerel, herring & tuna—are high in omega‐3 fatty acids, which have neurological, anti‐inflammatory, and cardio‐protective benefits," says New Christiana Care.