Olivia Holt is on a girl’s trip – in her swimsuit. In one of her latest social media posts the Cruel Summer star shows off her amazing body in a bathing suit while vacationing with a group of friends, including Madison Eisman. “Brb,” she captioned the series of Instagram snaps. “Little fishy,” commented Eisman. “Floating angel,” added another follower. How does the young star maintain her fit physique? Read on to see 5 of Olivia Holt’s top diet and fitness tips for staying in shape and the photos that prove they work.
Olivia has a workout buddy – her dog Roger. The two regularly go for walks together. Going for a daily walk can be a game changer in terms of exercise, especially at a brisk speed. One study published in JAMA Internal Medicine found that walking at a brisk pace for about 30 minutes a day led to a reduced risk of heart disease, cancer, dementia and death, compared with walking a similar number of steps but at a slower pace.
Olivia deals with overcoming body image issues head-on. “I’ve struggled with figuring out exactly what my body type is and going back and forth between feeling too skinny or too thick or too this or too that,” she told StyleCaster. “Being a gymnast, I had a lot of issues with feeling too broad in my shoulders or too thick in my thighs. It’s heartbreaking that we have to feel this way, especially as women in a world where we already feel put down by so many others. I’ve been told by many producers, ‘You need to lose X amount of pounds if you’re going to be a part of this project’ or ‘You need to gain this amount of pounds if you want to be a part of this project.’ That really messes, not just your headspace, but your heart.”
Olivia also goes hiking with Roger. “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.
While Olivia told Girls Life that she loves swimming, hiking, and tumbling with her friends, her favorite workout is fighting. Parkour. “I love it,” she said. “It teaches you how to do all sorts of stunts, and it challenges me.”
Olivia has a few guilty pleasures. “Popcorn. I like Smart Food White Cheddar Popcorn, but I do just like plain movie theater popcorn too. [On set] I got everyone hooked on popcorn dipped in Nutella. It’s soooo good. But it is very messy,” she dished to She Knows. She also revealed that she has a favorite condiment. “I eat everything with ketchup. I smother everything with ketchup. I cannot eat a meal without ketchup. I carry ketchup in my purse.”