Amber Turner is basking in the sunshine in Ibiza, Spain. The British TV star posted a picture of herself relaxing on a boat in a gorgeous tie-dye bathing suit. “Here for the view 😍🛥,” she captioned the sultry snap. How does she stay so fit? Read on to see 6 ways Turner stays in shape and the photos that prove they work—and to get beach-ready yourself, don’t miss these essential 30 Best-Ever Celebrity Bathing Suit Photos!
Weight training, or strength training, is a big part of Turner’s workout regimen. She also does push ups, planks, and squats. “Since strength training is critical as you age, it is important to incorporate it into your exercise regimen at least 2 nonconsecutive days per week,” says Olga Hays, an American Council on Exercise-certified wellness promotion specialist at Sharp HealthCare. “If you are a beginner, it may be a good idea to work with a personal trainer to learn how to lift weights properly. If this is not an option, there are many dependable YouTube fitness channels to help you on your strength training journey. Just make sure to do your research. Staying physically active is imperative for our vitality and health. In addition to cardio exercises, you need to include regular strength training into your workout routine. Strength training preserves and enhances your muscle mass, and supports mobility and function, so we can stay active and independent.”
Turner is a smoothie expert, and loves to incorporate healthy ingredients such as spinach, avocado, and grapes into her concoctions. “Vegetables are high in potassium, which can help lower blood pressure. If the vegetables are pureed so that the fiber is still intact, they will help fill you up,” says Joan Salge Blake, a spokeswoman for the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. “Having smoothies is a way to stay hydrated.”
Turner enjoys running on the treadmill to get her cardio in. Running is a great form of exercise and accessible for all fitness levels, experts say. “If you’ve got shoes, shorts, and a shirt, you are good to go,” says Jason Fitzgerald, a USA Track & Field-certified coach and the founder of Strength Running. “You can’t say that about many other workouts.”
Turner enjoys grilled chicken and vegetables as part of her healthy eating plan. “The benefits from fruits and vegetables can be attained both through raw and cooking methods,” says Maxine Smith, RD. “Some nutrients are released more when they’re cooked, some are more readily available in the raw form. So I always encourage people to try to get a variety of different foods cooked with different cooking methods. For example, when you take dark green leafy vegetables, the folic acid, which is very important for many of the cells in the body for our heart health, is more readily available, less damaged in raw form. So dark green leafy vegetables in salads, for example, would be encouraged.”
Turner takes long walks whenever she can, which is good not just for her physical health but for mental health, too. “Walking can be as good as a workout, if not better, than running,” says Dr. Matt Tanneberg, CSCS, a sports Chiropractor and Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist in Phoenix, Arizona. “You hear of people ‘plateauing’ when they continue to do the same workout routine and stop seeing results. I see patients all the time that plateau from running, they will run the same distance, speed and time, day in and day out. You need to constantly be switching up your exercise routine in order to get the maximum benefit for your health.”
Those swimsuits aren’t just for show—Turner loves to swim as part of her workout routine. “Individuals of various ages, body weights, and health conditions can experience health benefits from swimming,” says the Cleveland Clinic. “Because performing exercise in water can decrease the impact of body weight on your joints, swimming can be an ideal form of exercise for achieving many goals, ranging from heart health, weight loss, pain management and arthritis management.”
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