November 15, 2018 at 12:56PM
When Nicole Kidman isn’t shooting suspense-filled scenes on the hit HBO show Big Little Lies, she’s known for keeping up a pretty enviable self-care routine. (Ginger shots, vitamins, and workouts are all part of the equation.) So it’s not surprising (like, at all) that the actress has also mastered her morning routine by squeezing companionship and exercise into one morning swim with her husband, Keith Urban.
“We’re Australian, both of us, so water is very therapeutic,” Kidman tells Allure. It’s true: Taking a dip boasts a whole host of health benefits, including improving your mental health, boosting your running ability, and strengthening your lungs.
“Reese [Witherspoon] is our next-door neighbor. Reese will be going, ‘What are you doing in the water, you lovebirds?’ She’ll tease us because she rarely goes in the ocean.” – Nicole Kidman
“We have a beach house, and we will get up in the morning before we have breakfast, and we’ll go in the ocean. Reese [Witherspoon] is our next-door neighbor. Reese will be going, ‘What are you doing in the water, you lovebirds?’ She’ll tease us because she rarely goes in the ocean. ‘You crazy Australian kids’,” she adds. Just a day in the life of Nicole Kidman.
If you’re game to emulate the habit, go ahead: Invest in a saltwater pool membership or book it to the closest body of water.