Kate Beckinsale is celebrating International Cat Day in her bathing suit! The eccentric actress shows off her fit-at-49 figure in a swimsuit as she strikes a yoga pose with her beloved cat on her shoulder and lounges on a raft in her swimsuit with her kitty right next to her in another.
How does she manage to look half her age? Read on to see 5 of Kate Beckinsale’s top tips for staying 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!
As Kate demonstrates in the first photo, she loves yoga. She often does yoga workouts recorded by Jessica James and Mandy Ingber. “I haven’t been injured while doing an action movie, and I think it’s partially from practicing yoga,” she told Women’s Health.
“When you lift weights, your muscles get stronger and bigger. When you do yoga, your brain cells develop new connections, and changes occur in brain structure as well as function, resulting in improved cognitive skills, such as learning and memory.
Yoga strengthens parts of the brain that play a key role in memory, attention, awareness, thought, and language. Think of it as weightlifting for the brain,” says Harvard Health.
While Kate ditched meat from her diet for many years, she started eating fish and chicken at the suggestion of her trainer and it was a game-changer. “I was a vegetarian for a really long time because I am incredibly squeamish about meat,” she told Shape.
“But when I was filming Pearl Harbor, I didn’t have enough energy, and the trainer I was working with at the time said ‘You’ve got to start eating chicken and fish.’ So I did, and that helped me.”
Overall she maintains a clean diet, trying to avoid sugar and refined carbohydrates as they make her feel “very sluggish” she told Delish. She tries to eat protein and vegetables, which “suit my body very nicely,” she said.