Model Gisele Bundchen leads a busy life as a mother and environmental activist. Here’s what she does to stay well.
Gisele Bundchen aims for balance
When it comes to diet, Bundchen aims for balance. She told Sally Holmes’ Marie Claire she eats healthy food, but she also allows herself to have a treat. Here’s what Bundchen said about balance:
I find balance is key to maintaining a healthy diet. At our house, we try to eat organic foods that are in season and locally grown. We believe that by buying locally, we’ll have a better chance at getting foods that are fresh and also support local farmers.
We eat mostly a plant-based diet. It makes us feel good, and it also has less of an impact on the environment, but I’m not super strict and believe everything is OK in moderation. My ultimate guilty pleasure is dark chocolate.
Gisele Bundchen is so passionate about health and food she produced a documentary called ‘Kiss the Ground’
Bundchen’s passion for eating healthy came through in a documentary she executive produced titled Kiss the Ground. She told Marie Claire the goal of the documentary is to demonstrate we are only as healthy as the planet.
“I recently executive-produced a documentary called Kiss the Ground that shows how our health and the health of our planet are deeply connected,” said Bundchen. “Scientists say if current rates of degradation continue, all of the world’s topsoil could be gone within 60 years of harvests.”
Yoga and meditation help her stay calm
Yoga and mediation are a big part of Bundchen’s regular wellness routine. In her Marie Claire interview, she says these practices help her stay focused and balanced. “Learning to focus my mind has helped me achieve a sense of inner balance in my life,” says Bundchen. “My goal in any situation is to allow myself to be fully present, as our well-being depends on connecting our mind, body, and spirit.”
Giselle Bundchen says it’s vital to have time alone
Carving out alone time can be tough when you have a busy schedule. However, Bundchen believes it makes a world of difference when you stop to take a moment for yourself. The model says she is unable stick to the same routine every day, but she does try to start her mornings with a mindfulness practice:
My routine certainly varies, as we travel a lot, but I usually start the day by taking a few deep breaths, doing a few stretches, and meditating. I love to exercise early in the morning when I can. Meditation allows me to calm and clear my mind, and exercise helps me feel energized.
We use a family calendar that helps keep things organized so I can be more effective with my time. This way, I get to do all I need to do as well as spend time with my family. I also feel it’s important to take a little time alone every morning and night to check in with yourself.
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