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Christie Brinkley in Bathing Suit Says "Keep Shining"

Here’s how the model, 68, keeps herself in such great shape.

Christie Brinkley is 68 and looking great! The supermodel shared a new photo via her Instagram this week, flaunting her forever young figure in a swimsuit. "Keep smiling, keep shining," she captioned the fun-loving photo. What are her secrets to health and longevity? Read on for 7 of Christie Brinkley's top tips for staying in shape and the photos that prove they work—and to get beach-ready yourself, don't miss these essential 30 Best-Ever Celebrity Bathing Suit Photos!


Move Your Body

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Christie stays as active as possible. "Don't stop moving because you'll rust. You have to grease the joints and keep moving," she explained to The Cut. "As long as I do that I feel great. If you start to hold still, they'll start acting up." She manages to slip in workouts during daily activities. "While I'm brushing my teeth, I'm doing leg lifts. When I'm drying my hair, I do all kinds of squats," she said. 


Fuel Up in the AM


Christie eats a hearty but healthy breakfast. "A lot of mornings lately I will take a bowl and I throw some oatmeal right into it," she explained to Shape. "I rarely have time to cook it so I just eat it raw. Then I'll pour some flax seed on top of that and maybe a little wheat germ, then I'll grab a couple of handfuls of blueberries, blackberries, raspberries and rinse them off, toss them in and then I pour one of those Dannon things on top and stir it up. I always describe it…it's like a really moist juicy muffin. It is so good. I feel like it is giving you a lot of good things. You can also throw a handful of walnuts in there."


Eat As Plant-Based As Possible

"I haven't touched a piece of meat since I read a graphic description of Chicago's slaughterhouses when I was 12," Brinkley told Harper's Bazaar. "I call myself a flexible vegan because, you know, Italy exists. Mozzarella and pasta exist. In France, I may have to have a piece of Camembert, you know. Un petit sandwich au fromage," she added to The Cut. 


Add Color to Your Diet

Brinkley tries to eat lots of colors. "For lunch, I go into greens and do a salad, then add a protein like a bean or nuts," she told The Cut. "For many, many, many years, I've always said go for as many colors as possible in a day," she said. "That's my main concept for making sure my kids get all the nutrients—making sure the deep greens, yellows and reds and purples, all of that."


Drink Hot Water with Lemon

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"I start every day with warm water and lemons. It's something I picked up on my Instagram," Christie  revealed to The Cut. "Some days I alter it, and I get fancy and I put a little bit of mānuka honey on the rim of the glass, turn it upside down, and dump it in red cayenne pepper. Then I put the lemon juice in and then the hot water. That's when I have a little time. I figure that the pepper gets my system all revved up, and the lemon water gets everything flowing through."


Be Active Outdoors

Christie loves outdoor activities that double as workouts. "When I was doing Chicago, I noticed that the second you do any activity and you add your arms as though you're dancing, it revs you up. Whether it's walking down the beach and moving your arms like you're swimming, or picking up rocks and walking with them, you really start sweating and breathing heavily," she told The Cut. Bicycling, paddleboarding, surfing, skiing, and swimming too are other activities she loves, she told Harper's Bazaar. 


Find an Exercise Class

Christie confessed to Harper's Bazaar that she is all about group fitness. "Everyone asks if I really use the Total Gym, and I do! It's perfect for stretching and lengthening my body. Last summer I got into SoulCycle, and in the winter I do yoga at Yoga Shanti."

Leah Groth
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