Simone Biles Health magazine cover story is all about self care and mental health as she prepares for the upcoming Summer Olympics in Tokyo.
As she prepares to go for the gold again this summer, Simone told the publication that she’s prioritized self care and her mental health.
“For a while, I saw a psychologist once every two weeks,” she says. “That helped me get in tune with myself so that I felt more comfortable and less anxious.”
Simone’s support system is also solid. Her parents have been with her throughout her entire career and work in the industry, so they really understand the hard work that goes into her success. Then there’s her boyfriend. Simone has been dating Jonathan Owens, a defensive back for the Houston Texans, for about a year. Dating someone who understands the need to keep your body in top shape is helpful. “Since we are both professional athletes, we tend to eat very healthy,” she says. “But I do love to snack. My weakness is cookies or sour candy.”
Every Sunday, Simone takes the day completely off to recharge.
“I really like to relax,” she says with a laugh. “So I’ll hang by the pool with my boyfriend, or have my family come over.”
For her feature, the Olympic Gold medalist is wearing designs from her new partnership with Athleta.
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