Christie Brinkley is 63 years old and a mom of three, but you’d never guess. With over 500 magazine covers under her belt, one of the most recent being a Sports Illustrated shoot with her daughters, she’s got the portfolio to back a long and illustrious modeling career. But what this 5’9” bombshell doesn’t have is the body to back 63 years on earth. Just like her career, it doesn’t look like she’s letting go of her healthy habits anytime soon.
Wondering how she escaped a widening waistline? We were, too, which is why we asked for her most trustworthy tips and tricks. Spoiler alert: there’s more to her fit frame than simply avoiding the 20 Foods That Age You 20 Years.
She Keeps It Colorful In The Kitchen
To make sure she never forgets about her daily dose of fruits and veggies, Brinkley blends some together every morning. “My simple trick is to start each day with a juice of a different color,” she tells Eat This, Not That! You can try out one of her favorites yourself by mixing 1 cup chopped kale, 1/4 avocado, juice of 1 orange, juice of 1/2 lime, 1 cup ice, and 1/2 cup of coconut water.
The Purina Pro Plan ambassador takes nutrition just as seriously when it comes to feeding her older canines, giving Maple and Chester Bright Mind formula to keep them as healthy as she is.
She Trains With Tail-Waggers
Brinkley and her dogs don’t just keep it healthy in the kitchen; they exercise together every morning, which helps her to stay motivated. The workout doesn’t have to be too ruff; Brinkley recommends just going for a 20-minute run on outdoor trails. “It’s more interesting for the dogs and works more leg muscles than running on a treadmill,” she explains. So if you haven’t already, make a routine out of partnering up with your pup.
She Maintains A Healthy Mindset
This 63-year-old’s envy-inducing body wasn’t just created on the trails or in the kitchen. Brinkley’s gracious mindset has also played a role in her health journey. “Maintaining an ‘attitude of gratitude’ gives me a deep sense of positivity and keeps me feeling young at heart,” she says.
On top of that, she has made her thinking cap a chic wardrobe staple, regularly exercising her brain as well as her body. She currently spends an hour a week studying Italian in the hopes of becoming conversational before her next trip abroad. Want to get your mind moving, too? Follow Brinkley’s lead and check out these 15 Ways To Train Your Brain.