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Volleyball Star Kayla Simmons Shares Swimsuit Photo of "Happy Monday" 

Here are the athlete’s go-to health habits.

Kayla Simmons is starting the week off with a swimsuit selfie. In one of her latest social media posts the volleyball star flaunts her amazing body in a black bathing suit with a plunging neckline. "Happy Monday," she captioned the post with her followers. "Your gonna break the internet!" commented Nicole Pedra. "You are absolutely perfect," commented another follower. How does Kayla maintain her physical and mental health? She abides by a few simple health habits. 


Swimming and Snorkeling

Kayla is a water baby and can often be found in the ocean. Two of her favorite activities are swimming and snorkeling. In addition to being a great aerobic exercise and burning calories, other health benefits of putting on a mask and fin may include improved cardiovascular function, stress reduction, mood enhancement, and muscular toning. 



Kayla is a surfer. There are many health benefits of the sport including cardiovascular fitness from paddling, shoulder and back strength, which also strengthen from the paddling, and leg and core strength. "Once you're standing up on the board, strong legs and a strong core will keep you up," the Australian government's Better Health says. 


Body Confidendce

"Being a former college athlete & growing up around sports has taught me to push myself to the limit," Kayla said in an interview. "College athletics was a great experience for me, but it also taught me some valuable lessons. I was told by my school administrators that the pictures I post are inappropriate because of my body, I was even asked to delete my Instagram at one point. I was torn bc I felt I couldn't embrace my body & play the sport I love. I've since learned that you can't let other people affect how you feel about yourself." She added to The Post in July 2019 that she hopes younger fans "know that it's okay to just be yourself and feel confident."



Kayla also enjoys hiking. "Hawaii has my heart," she captioned this photo from one of her hikes. "Hiking is one of the best ways to get exercise. 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. Some of the 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. 


An "All Natural" Body

Simmons, who has been dubbed the "world's sexiest volleyball player," addressed plastic surgery rumors during a Q&A on YouTube. "I got zero silicone. I'm all natural, I'm sick of answering that one, but yeah," Simmons responded when asked, "How much silicone did you get?"

Leah Groth
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