Brazilian beauty Gisele Bündchen almost always looks serene and peaceful. Considering she divorced Tom Brady a year ago after 13 years of marriage, she clearly has her own secrets to calmness and defence against stress. The star recently shared five tips for managing her well-being in an interview with the Daily Mail, which include sports, meditation and time in nature.
The model believes that we can’t always control our circumstances, but we can choose how we react to them by finding the healthiest ways to deal with stress. She believes that physical activity to produce endorphins quickly is key to finding a more relaxed state.
“Get physically active: it doesn’t have to be dumbbells at the gym. Find something you enjoy: dance, do yoga, jog. It’s important to get your body moving so you can benefit from the release of endorphins,” Gisele offers the first tip.
The second recommendation speaks to the importance of spending time in nature.
“Spend just 20 minutes a day being one with nature and see how it can help balance your hormone levels.”
Her third tip is to meditate.
“Meditation, or mindful breathing: find a comfortable corner in a quiet place, focus on your breathing, and allow your mind and body to calm down.”
In the fourth tip, Giselle encourages the use of herbal supplements.
“They can improve your health and increase your body’s resistance to mental and physical stress.”
The supermodel also advises to follow a balanced diet and avoid eating sweets.
“Try to avoid sugary, processed foods, try to eat more whole foods that nourish your body,” she shared.
Throughout her career, Gisele has been a strong advocate for self-care, sharing her experiences. In an interview with Vanity Fair, Gisele explained that she turned to yoga and meditation after suffering panic attacks in her 20s. In her memoir, Lessons: My Path to a Meaningful Life, Bündchen described how she often felt trapped by the pressures of the fashion industry, and frequent stress led to her anxiety attacks. The model herself mentioned more than once that she gave up sugar, alcohol, caffeine, carbohydrates and switched to a plant-based diet.