After 22 years with the National Ballet of Canada, principal dancer Xiao Nan Yu is finally hanging up her slippers.
We had a few seconds to catch up with Xiao as she prepared for her last dance. Here, her wellness secrets.
Best sore muscle cure?
A hot bath, massage, and sleep. (If you’re struggling to catch enough shut-eye, one of these sleep stealers may be to blame.)
Best workout fuel?
A BioSteel sports drink—it’s like Gatorade but without the sugar. For food, I like to have a White Chocolate Macadamia Nut Clif Bar—it gives me energy, but doesn’t fill me up too much and lasts a good amount of time.
Best beauty tip?
Music. (Psst: Here’s 21 hidden health benefits music lovers should know.)
At work, when I finish my run-through or rehearsal better than the time before. Personally, when I spend time with my kids and family.
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