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Claudia Schiffer in Bathing Suit is "Out of Office"

Here's how she stays fit.

Claudia Schiffer, the iconic supermodel and actress from Germany, knows the importance of prioritizing her body and her wellness, not just for her career, but for her quality of life. "Out of office," she captioned a new photo, in which she posed in a swimsuit on the beach with a conch shell. How does she stay so fit at age 51? Read on to see 5 ways Claudia Schiffer stays 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!

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Her Kids Changed Her For The Better

When she had her children, she knew she had to really prioritize her health not just for her, but for them. "When I started to have kids, I tried to be as healthy as possible and by doing so I feel my best today in my body and in myself overall," she said. "To give your child a head start on lifelong fitness, consider children's sports and other kid-friendly physical activities. Chances are a few sports will spark your child's interest. Consider other classic tips from children's health experts, such as encouraging activity — not exercise — and setting a good example yourself," says the Mayo Clinic.

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She Eats With The Seasons

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She likes to choose foods that are in season and fresh. "In terms of diet, I make an effort to eat seasonal, locally organic grown fruit and vegetables, which are free from pesticides, and meat and dairy from organic farms like Daylesford," she said. Stock your kitchen with "Fresh seasonal fruits—berries, oranges, apples, pears, bananas, papaya, figs, mandarins, grapefruit, plantains, pineapple, apricots, mangoes, and grapes," says the Cleveland Clinic.

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Claudia Enjoys Different Activities

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She likes to switch things up, going between different workouts like yoga or walking. "I workout by doing something different every day from tennis or a yoga class, to a 15-minute abs class online or walking on the treadmill for an hour while watching a movie," she said. "Choose shoes with proper arch support, a firm heel and thick flexible soles to cushion your feet and absorb shock," says the Mayo Clinic about a walking workout. "Wear comfortable, loose-fitting clothes and gear appropriate for all types of weather, such as layers in cooler weather. Aim to wear moisture-wicking fabrics, which will keep you more comfortable. If you walk outdoors when it's dark, wear bright colors or reflective tape for visibility. Wear sunscreen, a hat and sunglasses if you're going out during the day."

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She Takes Care Of Her Skin

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Her skincare routine is her "me" time and great for her mental health. She also learned the importance of taking care of her skin in her youth, being in the industry. "I've always been rigorous about cleansing and using natural skincare products that nourish and fortify your skin, which is why as I turn 50 my skin feels better than ever," she said. "I use organic, natural skincare products."

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She Knows How To Splurge

 

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Although on a very strict regimen, she allows herself a glass of wine or treat here and there. "My treats are chocolates and every once in a while, a great red wine or my favorite Léoube Rosé," she explained. "We do know that real dark chocolate has some protective effects on the heart, and that it's not harmful," says Dr. Carolyn Landolfo, a Mayo Clinic cardiologist. "A small amount of alcohol, in particular the antioxidants and the flavonoids associated with red wine, can be very heart-healthy," says Dr. Amy Pollak, a Mayo Clinic cardiologist.

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