She is at the head of a pretty active household as wife of NBA player Dwyane Wade and stepmom to three boys.
Union tells Women’s Health her family history of diabetes, high blood pressure and high cholesterol keeps her on her feet. She wants to be an active member of her family for as long as possible.
While she admits to being too competitive for a group fitness class setting, she does get up in the mornings to do pilates. Under the direction of basketball strength and conditioning coach Tim Grover, her husband emphasizes the court work, the trainer said in a STACK video from September.
However, Wade still finds time to workout with long time trainer David Alexander of DBC Fitness in Miami. For the 2016 ESPN The Magazine Body Issue, Wade admits to hating cardio, but knows it is important. He and Alexander focus on sports skills, plyometrics and agility training.
Union pairs her workouts with a cleansing diet while filming her BET television series “Being Mary Jane.”
“I’m eating vegan, gluten-free, dairy-free, low-sodium, low-sugar, low-carbs,” the 44-year-old actress told the magazine.
She sticks to quinoa, couscous, vegetables, and acai bowls, but don’t let that fool you. Union won’t deprive herself.
“I’m never going to turn down a burger ever especially if there is bacon and cheese on it,” she said in a video for Women’s Health.
Her spouse seems to feel the same way. The self proclaimed “fat boy at heart” told ESPN back in July his happy place is a great burger, fries and soda.
For Union, when she goes a little overboard, she ups her water intake the next day and stays active. She never stresses over it, and always gets a full night’s rest, which helps keep her skin looking youthful.
“I sleep eight hours a day and don’t let myself stress out,” union said. “A lot of people call it selfish, but I don’t have any wrinkles.”
The March issue of Women’s Health hits stands Feb 7.
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