On her healthy living experience:
At 52, I now know that a healthy mind and body is a balance of nutrition, exercise, intuition, experience and love, I really believe that,’ she tells the magazine. I’m less concerned about the number on the scales or what dress size I wear now compared to when I was younger. Today I believe beauty comes from the inside and I’ve definitely become more mindful in that sense – meditation has become a huge part of my day-to-day life.
On her supermodel workout regimen:
[It’s] ideal if I’m in a different country as I can explore the area while being active. If I’m at home I love to walk the dog, run on the beach, go swimming, hike with the kids or cycle around the neighbourhood.
On the best healthy living tip she’s heard:
The best piece of advice I’ve been given is: “Your inner strength will come from balance, trust, intuition, experience and love.”
On whether she is strict when it comes to her diet and supermodel workout regimen:
It’s really important for me to not be super strict – my life isn’t governed by rules, it is about balance. I don’t believe in extreme diets. I eat organic food where possible and eat a mostly plant-based diet – which means lots of leafy greens, salad, fruit and vegetables and clean hormone-free protein. I think it’s important to have something warm in the body as the first meal so for breakfast I’ll have some oatmeal or muesli with an apple compote or some berries warmed through.
… says 52 year-old Elle.
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Supermodel Naomi Campbell shows off her toned figure on the cover of Shape magazine this month – here are a few highlights from the interview:
“I don’t believe in starving myself. I’ve never done it, and I never will. I’m even more active when I’m juicing, doing both yoga and Pilates every day.” Otherwise, her eating plan is as clean as it gets, kicking off with hot water and lemon plus an intense yoga session while including vegetable juices, herbal tea, and salads with fish or steak. Still, every woman—supermodel or not—has her indulgences. For Campbell, it’s a chocolate bar in England called Galaxy that she says she can’t give up. Something she learned she could give up, though? Her decades-long addiction to smoking. “People told me that cigarettes are harder to quit than alcohol,” she says. “I didn’t believe it, but you know what? It is harder.” She still struggles to stay off the smokes with the help of a nicotine patch.
Her ideas on how to stay active:
Movement can be done all of the time, and it should be:
* Do butt squeezes while you’re brushing your teeth.
* Do lunges while you’re waiting for the coffee to brew.
* Do calf raises while you’re waiting for the train.
* Run up the stairs. Run down the stairs.
* Stretch your calves on the stairs.
* Walk to the next bus stop. Or the next.
* Do sit-ups while dinner is in the oven.
* Stretch during the commercial breaks
… says Cameron.
On how she started working out:
“I love the science of the body, and I love to give information and see people utilize it in their own lives. I want women to know that it’s never too late to start paying attention to their bodies. Until I started training at 27 for ‘Charlie’s Angels,’ I didn’t. I literally quit smoking a month before. I was, like, ‘Ugh, I’ve got to do this training. I guess I should stop smoking now.’ We trained eight hours a day, seven days a week for three months, and I was dying. Crying every day. On Monday, I wondered how am I ever going to do this, but soon enough, I had a six-pack. At 27, I wasn’t consciously saying, ‘I’m doing this for when I’m 41.’ But at 41, I’m saying, ‘Thank God I started at 27.'”
… says Cameron.