How Model Shanina Shaik Stays Healthy at Home

by Michele Ross

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Perhaps you’ve seen her on the Victoria’s Secret runway, or tuned in to watch her on the E! series Model Squad. Or maybe you’ve flipped to one of her campaigns in your favorite magazine or stumbled upon her on the ‘gram. Whatever the case may be, Shanina Shaik is a top model whose star is only set to rise.

While she’s used to traveling the globe for work, Shanina has had to adjust her routine as of late. Here, she gives HUM the scoop on how she stays healthy and active while social distancing.

Shanina Shaik working out at home

AT Home with Shanina Shaik

What’s your favorite healthy meal to cook?

I love cooking a variety of meals, but roasted fish and pastas are my favorite. And since I have the extra time now, I’ve been testing my cooking skills. I built the courage to make Avgolemono, my favorite Greek soup with lemon, chicken, and rice. My mum usually cooks for me, and nothing beats mum’s cooking!

If I need to be extra healthy, I’ll make a plate of 80 percent vegetables and 20 percent protein. Also, I’ll cook with coconut oil instead of olive oil. For when I want to indulge healthily, I’ll reach for gluten-free pasta or dairy-free ice cream.

What workouts are you doing at home?

I have a few favorite trainers whom I’ve enjoyed following over some time now, including Melissa Wood, Megan Roup of Sculpt Society, and Shannon Nadj of Hot Pilates. It’s extremely motivating to follow their workouts, even from the comfort of home.

I usually gravitate toward workouts that incorporate a lot of Pilates. My favorite moves are making small circles and stretching your legs with ankle bands. Lastly, I like to use a resistance band, pointing your feet and pulsing up and down; it’s great for the inner and outer thighs.

Which self-care practice is non-negotiable?

Self-care isn’t only about what you see on the outside, so I make sure to take care of my body from within. It’s important to nourish my body with good food and my vitamins. By doing so, I see a huge difference in my energy, skin, and mood. I’m glowing and happy!

Shanina Shaik in tie-dye sweats and gold eye masks in her bathroom

How do you make your skin glow?

First, I aim to do facials twice weekly. I also stick to a skincare regimen with these products:

How do you stay healthy and positive?

I always make sure to exercise regularly, typically every other day. I also eat a diet full of fruits (mangoes, pineapple, oranges, pears) and vegetables (sweet potatoes, cucumbers).

To stay positive, do things that make you happiest. Whenever possible, I go for long-distance hikes with my dogs. Also, surround yourself with people who you enjoy and love, eat well and indulge in moderation, and find a workout that’s right for you.

And of course, always take your vitamins! For extra support for health and beauty, I take vitamins C and E, including Air Patrol and Red Carpet.

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How else are you passing time while social distancing?

I love a good series like Love Island and Love is Blind, though surprisingly I haven’t been watching a lot of TV. Instead, I decided to dedicate this time to work on myself and study. I’m taking MasterClass courses on business and acting. I’m also working on manifestation. But for fun, I like to play around on TikTok, and for inspiration to dance, I follow Addison Rae.

Need to know more? Follow Shanina Shaik on Instagram.


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