Supermodel Paulina Porizkova, 56, shows off her seriously sculpted abs wearing a string bikini in her new Instagram post.
She has opened up about embracing a healthier lifestyle, including Pilates and dance cardio workouts, in her 40s.
Paulina enjoys working out for its mental and emotional benefits, as well as the physical ones.
In the photo, Paulina is hanging out at a pool right next to the beach, leaning up against a wood pillar—and she looks jaw-droppingly fit! Reminder, she just celebrated her 56th birthday this spring. (I checked and checked again.)
“A vacation pick: doing my best impersonation of a wood pillar. In a string bikini,” she wrote in the caption. “This one is probably about five years old, but it’s become a recent favorite. This is why I hold on to all my clothing, I always seem to like it better a few years down the line.”
Paulina told Elle that she only started working out when she was 40. (Before that, she leaned on “cigarettes and poor nutrition.”)
When Paulina went on Dancing with the Stars in 2007, the experience helped her realize how much working out could help boost her mood and physical health. Now, she regularly shares videos and pictures on Instagram from her workouts, which include everything from dance cardio workouts to some seriously intense-looking Pilates classes.
“I started exercising to help with my panic attacks and to get off antidepressants,” she told Elle. “I found out if I worked out every day my anxiety was kept a lot at bay. And I felt better. So how great is that?”
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