5 Must-Have Health Tips From Shay Mitchell

By The Body Department September 2, 2015

Shay Mitchell continues to conquer the world. Her character Emily Fields on Pretty Little Liars is a fan favorite, her lifestyle site Amore & Vita is thriving and we are over the moon for her new athleisure collection for Kohl’s, Fit to Wander.

She recently did an interview with Byrdie about her fitness routine and had some awesome health reminders for all of us. Here are our five favorite tips.

1. Find Balance

“Well, for me, it’s all about balance. A lot of people that know me know that I absolutely love food, pizza in particular. I work out not only to balance food, but also to keep my mind focused. And for me, that comes in many different forms. It can be taking a walk outside, boxing, or going to dance. Anything physical has such a positive impact on people; the dopamine and serotonin that get released when you work out—afterward, you feel amazing.”

2. Plan Ahead

“I never know what’s going to happen in my day, it’s always changing, so I wanted to be able to wear something you can take from morning to night, and that’s how it came about.”

3. Change It Up

“I have to switch it up because I get bored, so I’ll try different classes. There are so many amazing classes here in L.A., but my favorite is boxing. I love it because there is the cardio at the beginning, and then we’re sparring afterward and then we do stretching and weights.”

4. Try Something New

“There are so many amazing apps where you can sign up and see what’s going on. For me, it’s about trying everything from rock climbing to dancing to martial arts. It’s finding what you like and mixing it with other things you like.”

5. Don’t Forget H2O

“Me being on set, I drink a lot of water. I try to opt out of coffee and drink green tea instead. There are always options. I think it is just about making smart choices when you can’t get a workout in.”

*To read the full interview, head over to Byrdie.
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