Mexican actress Grettell Valdez is enjoying the last days of summer. The model posted a video of herself wearing a tiger print swimsuit, looking toned and happy. “Jajaja 😜 #comedia do you prefer Amor o Dinero?” she captioned the Instagram post. How does she stay in shape? Read on to see 5 ways Valdez stays fit and the photos that prove they work – and to get yourself beach ready, don’t miss these essentials 30 Best Celebrity Swimsuit Photos!
Valdez is a big fan of skiing and regularly hits the slopes with her family. “Alpine skiing is a mix of endurance and resistance training,” says Dr. Josef Niebauer, Professor of Sports Medicine and Cardiology and Director of the Institute for Molecular Sports and Rehabilitation Medicine at Paracelsus Medical University in Salzburg, Austria. “It has positive effects on the heart and circulation, as well as peripheral muscles, mainly the legs.”
Valdez likes to incorporate yoga into her workout routine. “The purpose of yoga is to develop strength, awareness and harmony of mind and body”, says Natalie Nevins, DO, Certified Osteopathic Family Physician and Certified Kundalini Yoga Instructor in Hollywood, California. “As an osteopathic doctor, I focus a lot of my efforts on preventive medicine and practices, as well as on the body’s ability to heal itself. Yoga is a great tool for maintaining good health because it is based on similar principles.”
Not all of these bikinis are just for show – Valdez loves swimming, especially in the ocean. “Exercising in natural settings has been shown to have greater mental health benefits than exercising elsewhere,” says Sergio Diez Alvarez, Director of Medicine, Maitland and Kurri Kurri Hospital, University of Newcastle. “That’s because it combines the benefits of exercise with the restorative effects of being in nature. Swimming in the ocean is no less.”
Valdez loves freezing climates as much as she loves the sun. Cold destinations are good for your health, experts say. “Repeated exposure to cold will lead to improved insulin sensitivity, even for people who are not diabetic,” says Denis Blondin, researcher at the Center Hospitalier Universitaire de Sherbrooke in Quebec.
Valdez is a big lover of Spanish extra virgin olive oil. “Many studies continue to support the health benefits of the Mediterranean diet, which reduces the risk of heart disease and stroke,” says Howard E. LeWine, MD. “The nutritional benefits of the diet likely come from a variety of sources, but generous use of olive oil appears to be a key contributor.”