Danica Patrick has made a name for herself in the racing world. And with news that this racecar driver might be moving to NASCAR full-time, she's certainly one who makes headlines and draws a crowd. So how does Patrick stay fit for the race track? A healthy lifestyle, of course!
The Danica Patrick Workout and Eating Plan
1. She keeps up her cardio endurance. Most days of the week, Patrick says that she runs an hour a day. The cardio keeps her heart strong and prepared to work for hours at a time, which is essential on the race track.
2. She has a big breakfast. Patrick gets plenty of complex carbs throughout the day — and especially in the morning — to fuel her workouts and her racing. Sometimes she has to be in the car and focused, driving for five hours. A typical breakfast for Patrick is eggs, oatmeal and peanut butter. Yum!
3. She keeps her upper body strong. In order to compete with the big boys of NASCAR, Patrick works with a trainer to strengthen her back, forearms and shoulders. These muscles help her to steer and drive that car fast!
Jennipher Walters is the CEO and co-founder of the healthy living websites FitBottomedGirls.com and FitBottomedMamas.com. A certified personal trainer, lifestyle and weight management coach and group exercise instructor, she also holds an MA in health journalism and regularly writes about all things fitness and wellness for various online publications.