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Virgin River Star Kandyse McClure Shares Swimsuit Photo of "Sand. Sun. Sea."

These are her wellness tips.

Kandyse McClure currently plays Kaia Bryant on Virgin River. She has also worked on Hemlock Grove, Ghost Wars, Battlestar Galactica, and The Good Doctor. McClure recently enjoyed a day at the beach, and posted a new photo on Instagram from the trip. In it, she wore a green swimsuit and straw hat, and sat in front of the waves. McClure captioned the post, "Sand. Sun. Sea." How does she stay so fit? Read on to see 5 ways Kandyse McClure stays in shape and the photos that prove they work.


She Spends Time Outside

McClure loves to spend time outside, and talked about this with "It's less about the animals and more about the trees. I do have a scary animal encounter story. I was on, kind of, a safari in South Africa. We got out of the car, near a lake to stretch our legs, and I almost went walking down the beach until I spotted what had to be a ten-foot crocodile. I quickly got back in the car. Especially in South Africa, you run into zebras and all different kinds of deer, elk, and stuff like that. I love dogs. I don't have one because I travel so much but I'm a big dog lover. I think they bring so much joy and love into peoples' lives. It's more just about being near water and trees—just not around concrete."


She Loves Yoga

McClure shared some of her favorite workouts with Women Fitness. She says that she likes to do yoga. "I try and balance strength and flexibility. Both are so important, especially as women get older. I like high intensity interval training and do that three times a week, with a couple of days of hot yoga in between. I love hot yoga and also enjoy taking cold showers afterwards. They make me feel like I can conquer anything the day bring."


She Eats Healthy

McClure tells Women Fitness that she makes sure to eat healthy, and shared some of her favorite foods. "I try and listen to what my body is craving and how I feel after eating certain foods. When I start craving leafy green veggies and raisins I know I need iron for example. Or if I eat something very sweet, I get itchy. Our bodies are constantly in communication with us, we just need to  practice listening. Favourite foods? Thats tough. I love all kinds of food! My fridge is embarrassingly full of kimchi, yogurt and pickles though."


She Uses Organic Products

McClure has amazing skin, and she takes care of it. She tells Women Fitness that she uses organic products. "My skin care is really simple actually. Starting with making sure any products or makeup I use is as free of harmful chemicals and additives as possible. I love the African Botanics line, although they are definitely an luxury product. In more simple moments….coconut oil to remove makeup, sea buckthorn oil for breakouts and hyper pigmentation. Argan or rosehip oils for dry or weather beaten skin and a really good scrub and face mask once a week."


She Shows Up For Herself

In her Women Fitness interview, McClure shared her advice for others. She says that the most important thing is showing up for yourself. "There will always be challenges and maybe we don't always succeed in the way we thought we should or wanted to. That being said, how you show up for yourself, for those you love is what your legacy will be, whatever accolades you achieve. Be gentle with yourself and do better tomorrow. Apologize when you're wrong but don't beat yourself up about it."

Anna Bechtel
Anna Bechtel is a freelance writer currently based in Hamden, CT. Read more
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