FOR MISTY COPELAND IT’S ABOUT SLEEP AND PACING HER BODY

By New You Editorial
Posted On Dec 06, 2016
FOR MISTY COPELAND IT’S ABOUT SLEEP AND PACING HER BODY

Misty Copeland gets her energy from lots of sleep and knowing how to pace her body. “No matter where I travel, I never neglect getting eight hours of sleep, drinking a ton of water, snacking throughout the day, and continuously feeling my body,” says the talented dancer.  NEW YOU caught up with her at the American Ballet Theater Holiday Benefit last night in Los Angeles. In 2015, Copeland became the first African American dancer to be promoted to principal dancer in the American Ballet Theater’s 75-year history. In addition to her dance career, she has become a celebrity spokesperson, public speaker, author, and stage performer.  Recently she launched her own dancewear line, EGAL Dance, inspired by her desire to provide dancewear that is “truly supportive, appealing, and flattering to a variety of body types.  Asked about how she keeps healthy, Copeland had some salient advice. “I think it is important to not just think of the outside and what we look like,” said the dancer. “The battle is more about how we feel and what we put into our bodies.”