Sydney Sweeney is gracing the cover of Women’s Health – in her swimsuit. The Euphoria star shows off her incredibly fit figure in a two-piece bathing suit on the December cover of the fitness magazine. In the accompanying interview, the actress, who is promoting her film Anyone But You, reveals all of the upcoming physical and mental health habits she lives by.
Sydney, who grew up near a lake, loves watersports, especially water skiing. “The moment I could walk, my mom put me on what’s called a U-board to learn how to ski,” she told Women’s Health. “I remember that whenever we would go by the docks of my grandmother’s or my cousin’s house, I’d wave. I felt so cool because I could take off one hand. That’s my earliest memory of skiing, but I’ve been doing it as long as I can remember. It’s my favorite.” How does it help her achieve her amazing body? “It’s a lot of upper body strength, it’s balance, it’s core, it’s legs—you get tired really fast,” she says. “I see such a change in my body after an entire summer of (skiing). My arms are stronger, more sculpted. My abs are rock solid. But I never look at it as a workout because it is so much fun,” she said.
Sydney is open about her struggles with anxiety. “Whenever it feels like the world’s so loud, and there’s so much going on, and I’m trying to balance it all—sometimes, it can feel overwhelming,” she says.
“I like to work out in the morning, so I’ll either go for a run or I’ll go to Solidcore,” says Sydney. The high-intensity, low-impact Pilates-inspired workout “makes me feel so strong, but also elongated,” Sydney said about her sweat sessions. “I feel so good afterwards.”
Sydney engages in self-care activities. “I love to paint, and I love to read,” she said. “Those are the activities that are just for me.”
One of the ways she treats her anxiety is by spending time outdoors with her dog, Tank. She takes him on walks or hikes. In these moments, Sydney finds solace in spending time outdoors with Tank, whether they’re meandering through lakeside forests or trekking Solstice Canyon in Malibu near their new home. “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.