Tracy Cortez in Bathing Suit Hits the Beach
Tracy Cortez is heating up Brazil in her swimsuit. The MMA fighter shows off her incredibly fit figure in a bathing suit in one of her latest social media posts, taking a dip in Lagoa de Alcacuz and sharing the photo via her Instagram Stories. How does she stay so fit? Read on to see 5 of Tracy Cortez's top diet and fitness tips.
Tracy drinks a lot of water. During her workouts, she always has a water bottle close by. In one of her recent posts, she also reveals that she drinks out of coconuts. According to the Mayo Clinic, hydration is important for a variety of reasons. Water helps get rid of waste through urination, perspiration, and bowel movements, keeps your temperature normal, lubricates and cushions joints, and helps protect sensitive tissues.
Tracy spends a lot of time exercising and takes her workouts seriously. She trains at Neuro Force One, a "data-driven" program incorporating nutrition, strength and conditioning, and mental training. "Just body-wise, I'm a lot stronger, I'm a lot more explosive," she told ESPN. "There's so much science behind the training. Instead of always going hard, they say train smarter and fight stupid. So when we're in the fight, we're fighting. There's a plan behind it, but you're going in there to fight. When you train, you're not training to hurt yourself every day. We're training a lot smarter than what I normally would."
Do Breathing Exercises
Tracy also takes time to do breathing exericse. "Mentally, I'm able to calm myself down," she told ESPN, adding that the breathing exercises are good for "calming my heart rate." According to the Mayo Clinic, there are lots of benefits to meditating, which is similar to breathing exercises.
- Building skills to manage your stress
- Increasing self-awareness
- Focusing on the present
- Reducing negative emotions
- Increasing imagination and creativity
- Increasing patience and tolerance
- Lowering resting heart rate
- Lowering resting blood pressure
- Improving sleep quality
Prioritize Your Mental Health
Tracy understands the importance of prioritizing mental health and is vocal about hers on social media. "I want to be very vulnerable but I also — to a certain extent because social media knows how to tear people down," she said in one of her Instagram Stories. "I'm healing and I've been going through it on a personal level. I've been healing and accountability is a hard pill to swallow and a lot of people aren't able to take accountability of their actions. You know, it's always east to find the easy way out, excuses, you know? And I'm changing everything that I thought I was once. I'm trying to become a better person. I'm trying. Not that I was bad, but I'm trying to move intentionally, I'm trying to move purely."I've been going through it since August," she continued, revealing that she was "extremely depressed" while at training camp, and "still gave it 110 percent. I showed up and it was hard. Everyone around me in my circle saw, and getting pulled out the way that I did, hurt me. It broke me because we give everything. We leave it all. We give everything that we possibly can and we leave it all, every ounce of us in every session. I feel like training camp really takes a toll on me, and I think every fighter to a certain level can relate, spiritually, physically, and obviously mentally, it takes a toll on us. And I gave it all. I gave it all I had and not fighting has kind of left me a little lost. But I'm okay. I'm keeping myself healthy. I'm making my mental state, my state of mind, my mental health, I'm making it a priority," she said.
Tracy trains hard at the gym, lifting heavy weights. "It's Monday my people ❤️ 🔥💪🏽😍 I can't emphasize how excited & ready I am to hit the gym & get back to work!!! I send you my energy so you give it 100 💫💪🏽😘🎶 good vibes que🏽 PURE GOOD VIBES HERE!!" she captioned a recent post. 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.