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Gisele Bündchen, 42, Lives by These Healthy Habits To Stay So Fit

Her fitness game and plant-based diet are on point.

Gisele Bündchen looks totally amazing at 42 years old, and we're here with her self-care habits. Although she makes looking great seem so natural and easy, Bündchen maintains a plant-based diet filled with fresh, organic ingredients, and works out regularly. Read on to learn all about the overall wellness and fitness secrets Bündchen keeps for a healthy lifestyle that's jam-packed with goodness.

Gisele Bündchen works out regularly to maintain a healthy, fit body, and it shows.

Gisele Bundchen at Met Gala
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Working out is important to this celeb. Martial arts is such a great way to strengthen her body and check off a solid cardio workout. According to Celeb Health Magazine, Gisele Bündchen has practiced Kung Fu for quite some time, in addition to Pilates, dance, and resistance band workouts. The celeb wrote in her book, Lessons: My Path to a Meaningful Life, "Some people exercise to get a great body. I exercise for sanity and clarity, too" (via Insider).

These workouts are in addition to all the exercise that comes along with being an involved, active mom to her three children, Benjamin, Vivian, and Jack. Oh, and we're not done yet! This inspiring model also loves to surf and ski seasonally.

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She loves yoga, and reveals the practice "gave me back my life."

Gisele Bundchen at Thalia Book Store
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Bündchen enjoys meditation while performing Hatha yoga (her favorite kind of yoga, according to Insider) to guide her body and mind. When speaking of yoga in her book, Bündchen explained that this form of exercise can be incredibly helpful. She wrote, "Whether it involves music or mantras or breath work or meditation, it's a powerful and beautiful spiritual practice. Yoga gave me back my life." She added, "It's so serene that I can be in a state of meditation while practicing. Plus a gentle practice works best for me since I do everything else in my life with intensity."

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Her plant-based diet is complete with healthy morning juice, heartwarming veggie soups, salads, and fruit platters.

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The 5'11" fashion model's diet of plant-based foods includes natural products, along with minimal dairy and meat, according to Marie Claire. Bündchen is a fan of sipping juice in the AM, which is typically a combo of veggies and fruit, coconut milk, ginger, and turmeric. Warm water with pressed lemon is a morning staple as well, "to balance the body's alkaline levels and kick-start the digestive system" (via Vogue France). Lunch is usually a heartwarming soup with veggies or a salad. Bündchen also enjoys putting together platters of seasonal, fresh fruit for snacks, including strawberries, raspberries, kiwi, and blueberries.

Vitamins are important, even for Bündchen!

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Vitamins are important to help your body work to its best potential; they also help you grow, according to Livestrong. If you don't give your body the right amount, you put yourself at risk of infection, tiredness, and more. To provide her body with proper nutrients, Bündchen makes sure to bring her vitamins with her wherever she's off to, specifically vitamin K2 and vitamin D3, Vogue reports. She says, "I believe that as much as we [should] nourish our bodies through food first, then you can supplement with vitamin D or zinc, or different things that are good for us."

Self-defense helps Gisele Bündchen feel stronger, more confident, and empowered.

Gisele Bundchen at Heavenly Bodies: Fashion & The Catholic Imagination Costume Institute Gala
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A quick look at Gisele Bündchen's Instagram page, and it's easy to see how active she is. One of our favorite videos shows her practicing some pretty impressive self-defense moves. She accompanied the post with a motivating caption, saying, "I believe the more tools we have in our toolbox the better. I feel stronger, more confidence and empowered since I started practicing self-defense. I feel it's an important skill for all, but specially for us women. Thank you @ValenteBrothers for being awesome teachers and for making training so much fun. I am looking forward to keep improving. Let's go!"

Alexa Mellardo
Alexa is the Mind + Body Deputy Editor of Eat This, Not That!, overseeing the M+B channel and delivering compelling fitness, wellness, and self-care topics to readers. Read more about Alexa