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The Real Housewives of Potomac Star Ashley Darby Shares Swimsuit Photo Under "Italian Sun"

Here are her lifestyle habits.

Ashley Darby is soaking up the Italian sun in her swimsuit. In a new social media post The Real Housewives of Potomac star flaunts her amazing body in a bathing suit during a European vacation. "The Italian sun really invigorated me ♥️ and Positano is even more beautiful at night," she captioned a series of Instagram snaps with her followers. How does the reality star keep herself fit and healthy? Here are some of her top lifestyle habits. 


She Diets


After welcoming her second child, Ashley was asked during the August 14 episode of The Daily Dish in 2021 how she lost her baby weight. "I ended up following this really good meal plan that is made for breastfeeding moms, and it worked so well for me that I'm actually back to my weight before I had Dean," she said, later confirming, "The diet was first."


She Does Yoga

Ashley is a longtime yogi, she told The Daily Dish. There is a laundry list of reasons to do yoga, explains Harvard Health. "Researchers found that people who practiced yoga for at least 30 minutes once a week for at least four years, gained less weight during middle adulthood," they said. "People who were overweight actually lost weight. Overall, those who practiced yoga had lower body mass indexes (BMIs) compared with those who did not practice yoga. Researchers attributed this to mindfulness. Mindful eating can lead to a more positive relationship with food and eating."


She Strength Trains

Ashley is also into weight and strength training. In an Instagram Story she performed a set of elevated hip thrusts, holding a dumbbell against her midsection and thrusting to the tune of Saucy Santana's 2022 track "Booty," featuring Latto. Physical activity is anything that gets your body moving. Each week adults need 150 minutes of moderate-intensity physical activity and 2 days of muscle-strengthening activity, according to the current Physical Activity Guidelines for Americans.


She Dances

You can also check out Ashley's dance moves in one of her many posts showing off her love of movement. Dancing is a great workout for many reasons. Not only does it build strength and promote flexibility, but helps you lose weight and even promotes cardiovascular function. A 2016 study published in the American Journal of Preventive Medicine determined that people who engaged in moderate-intensity dancing were 46 percent less likely to develop heart disease or die from it than non-dancers. In comparison, moderate-intensity walkers were just 25 percent less likely to suffer heart health issues.


She Doesn't Pressure Herself

Ashley refuses to let expectations of others weigh in on her health decisions. "The first thing I would say is to not pressure yourself," she told The Daily Dish. "There's a lot of societal pressure to look a certain way, and you see these moms who have bounced back — even me, for example."

Leah Groth
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