When you say ‘active’, the one thing that instantly pops to mind is a sweaty, rigorous session in the gym. It can also mean running around tracks for an hour straight, or worse, having to do burpees a hundred times. More often than not, we usually associate an active lifestyle with great bodies–bulging biceps, washboard abs, and thick quads. But for Bianca King, this is only one of the many factors of fitness.
Apparently, having a strong heart, mind, and soul is just as important as having a strong physique.
With her crazy busy schedule in her acting career and personal endeavors, it’s amazing that Bianca doesn’t forget to make time for herself. Wonder how she stays vigorous? Here are her top five secrets, as shared on her Instagram.
GO OUTSIDE AND GET SOME SUN
We all try to avoid sun exposure, but the former “Pusong Ligaw” actress swears by it. As long as you wear sunblock for protection, “sitting in the morning or late afternoon sun” is actually beneficial for our skin.
“We need the vitamin D to help our bodies absorb calcium from the food we eat. Imagine that, getting a healthy tan makes your bones, muscles, and teeth strong.”
GET THAT EIGHT HOURS OF SLEEP
For anyone who’s struggling to slumber at night, Bianca recommends reading “Why We Sleep” by Matthew Walker.
“I never understood what I was doing to my brain and body by being chronically sleep-deprived. Until now. Expose yourself to new knowledge then prune and polish yourself along the way.”
BE PHYSICALLY ACTIVE
Instead of spending hours scrolling on social media, try to get busy with physical activities–even something as simple as walking. Take for example the celebrity back when she was younger.
“Back when climbing trees and rollerblading were my form of entertainment and exercise. Check out the sugat on my knee. #LifesABeach”
If the young Bianca could climb up a tree, what’s our excuse?
EXPLORE NEW HABITS
For the Kapamilya actress, finding what you love helps to make you better committed to a healthy lifestyle.
“Tomorrow is a new day to start new habits. When I’ve let my practice go for longer than two weeks, I feel strange. Like something is missing. When I pick it up again and get a daily practice going, I feel amazing. Life becomes more pleasant and beautiful and calm.”
SELF-LOVE IS THE TOP KEY
You know what they say about having a different glow once you let go of the negativity? It’s basically the essence of Bianca’s statement on loving yourself.
“Be kind to yourself, love yourself more. It’s all about healthy eating and exercise at the end of the day is about self-love. So, make a lifestyle change to exercise more and eat better food means you love yourself.”
What do you think of Bianca King’s guide to a healthy lifestyle? Have you also a penchant for yoga? Feel free to share your thoughts and reactions in the comments section below!