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Gisele Bündchen in Bathing Suit Says Thanks for "Birthday Wishes"

Here’s how she stays in shape.

Gisele Bündchen is one of the most iconic and gorgeous supermodels of all time. She recently celebrated her birthday, and she still looks incredible. (She turned 42 on July 20th.) In a recent Instagram post, Bündchen posed on the beach at sunset. She captioned the photo, "Thank you for the love and birthday wishes! My heart is filled with gratitude! Sending you all so much love!" Read on to see 5 ways Gisele Bündchen 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!


She Eats Organic, Local Food

Bündchen tells Marie Claire that she makes sure her family eats healthy. She says that she likes to buy food from local places, and organic food. "At our house, we try to eat organic foods that are in season and locally grown," she says. "We believe that by buying locally, we'll have a better chance at getting foods that are fresh and also support local farmers."


She Eats Plant-Based


In addition to eating organic food, Bündchen and her family also follow another popular lifestyle. "We eat mostly a plant-based diet," she revealed to Marie Claire. According to Harvard Health, plant-based and similar diets have a lot of benefits. "Vegetarian diets have also been shown to support health, including a lower risk of developing coronary heart disease, high blood pressure, diabetes, and increased longevity. Plant-based diets offer all the necessary protein, fats, carbohydrates, vitamins, and minerals for optimal health, and are often higher in fiber and phytonutrients."


She Goes Outside

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Bündchen loves to spend time outside. She loves to do different outdoor activities. "I love any type of exercise that I can do outdoors; horseback riding, biking, and skiing are some of my favorite ways to stay active and connect with nature," she told Marie Claire. "Not only do these activities help me stay in shape, but they help in giving me clarity and perspective. Being active fuels my body, mind, and soul. It just makes me happy."


She Practices Yoga

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Bündchen is open about her love of yoga. She posts several photos of herself doing different poses on Instagram. She wrote about the impact yoga has had on her life in her autobiography. "I can be in a state of meditation while I practice," she wrote. "Whether it involves music or mantras or breath work or meditation, [yoga is] a powerful beautiful spiritual practice. Yoga gave me back my life."


She Does Jiu-Jitsu

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Bündchen is a fan of practicing self-defense. She revealed on Instagram that she is learning jiu-jitsu, and posted videos of herself sparring with a trainer. "I feel stronger, more confident and empowered since I started practicing self-defense," she wrote. "I feel it's an important skill for all, but especially for us women."

Anna Bechtel
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