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Victoria's Secret Angel Shanina Shaik Shares Swimsuit Photo From the Maldives

Here are the supermodel's top health and fitness habits. 

Shanina Shaik is feeling blissful in her swimsuit. In a new social media post the Victoria's Secret Angel flaunts her famous figure in a swimsuit as she poses in paradise. "Pure bliss in the Maldives," she captioned the series of Instagram snaps. She is currently vacationing at the ultra-luxe Nova Maldives, a modern, low-key resort in the islands, with Kelsey Merritt, Jasmine Tookes, and Sara Sampaio. How does the supermodel maintain her amazing physique? Celebwell rounded up her top health and fitness habits. 


Personal Trainers

It's her job to stay in shape so Shanina relies on professionals. "I have a few favorite trainers whom I've enjoyed following over some time now, including Melissa Wood, Megan Roup of Sculpt Society, and Shannon Nadj of Hot Pilates. It's extremely motivating to follow their workouts, even from the comfort of home. I usually gravitate toward workouts that incorporate a lot of Pilates. My favorite moves are making small circles and stretching your legs with ankle bands. Lastly, I like to use a resistance band, pointing your feet and pulsing up and down; it's great for the inner and outer thighs," Shanina revealed to Hum Nutrition.. 


Eating Right for Her Blood Type

Shanina eats according to her blood type (O), following the diet book Eat Right for Your Type by naturopathic physician Dr. Peter J. D'Adamo. "I'm a meat eater and it's really important that I get a lot of protein and vegetables… so I get all my energy just from that, and I find it's working," she told Vogue. "Obviously I like to indulge. I have a huge sweet tooth… Chocolate and ice cream," she said. "I like to eat in moderation, I find if you deprive yourself of things, when it gets to that moment that's breaking point you overindulge. Eat in moderation and it'll all work out." 



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Shanina loves outdoor exercise. "To stay positive, do things that make you happiest," encourages Shanina. "Whenever possible, I go for long-distance hikes with my dogs," she told Hum. "Hiking is one of the best ways to get exercise. Some of the physical benefits of hiking 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. 



Shaik maintains that she hits the gym four to five times a week. "I work out consistently for my job and I always feel really energized and happy when I do," she told Vogue. 



Shanina is also a yogi. "I never used to like yoga that much but I've found a new love for it," she said. Shaik goes to classes at Y7 Studio in New York. "It's not deep yoga, it's got hip hop music while you go through the flows and you get a really good sweat too so it's fun," she told Vogue. 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."

Leah Groth
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