In her first post as a wellness columnist for Get the Gloss, Elle reveals her five-a-day wellness tips that you can incorporate into your routine.
Aged 52 (and possibly looking a good ten years younger,) there is no denying that Elle Macpherson must be doing something right. As a mother (she has two sons, Flynn, 17 and Cy ,12 plus three step-children), a shrewd businesswoman, an ambassador for many charities as well as as one of the world’s most famous models, you may argue that her good looks are mostly down to genetics, but on talking to her, it is very clear that Elle also takes enormous care of herself and that very famous beautiful body. A huge fan of a wholesome, varied and organic diet, Elle is so passionate about health that three years ago she launched her own wellness empire - WelleCo - with business partner Andrea Bux.
The aim of WelleCo (which she created with Harley Street nutritional doctor, Dr Simone Laubscher) is to supercharge your health. The range currently consists of THE SUPER ELIXIR Alkalising Greens, a very green alkalising powder made from 45 natural ingredients, created to enhance your entire system, and SUPER ELIXIR Nourishing Protein powder created with premium plant-based ingredients, which aims to boost metabolism and energy. The idea for WelleCo came off the back of Elle’s own experience. Having recently turned 50, and having had a breast cancer scare, she found she was lacking in energy and inspiration. Dr Simone put her on an alkaline diet which she said made a terrific difference almost immediately. “I discovered the profound benefit of good nutrition and eating alkaline and I wanted to share it,” she enthuses, “Our Alkalising Greens were formulated by world leading nutritional experts. All 45 premium whole food ingredients have been added in scientifically calculated ratios and are designed to work together to support all 11 systems of the body. Being 52 years old, I wouldn’t still be working if I wasn’t strong and well-nourished with energy and vitality – that is why these whole food supplements are so important to me.”
Elle doesn’t plan on stopping at two products either “We are aiming at creating the world’s premium wellness company,” she says “Somewhere you can find everything to make your everyday life better, from organic whole food supplements, to an amazing veggie wash that removes pesticides, good honest kids' nutrition, and everyday essentials like a healthy deodorant and toothpaste. We have all these lines coming to welleco.com over the next year.”
In her first column below, Elle reveals her ‘5-a-day’ wellness tips plus her Four Week Body Plan, which she uses to shape up and feel great before a big event.
“For me, my wellness routine starts with two teaspoons of SUPER ELIXIR every morning in cold spring water, or coconut water for extra hydration, away from any caffeine (which inhibits the absorption of the special bio-live ingredients). To really feel the benefits, I make sure that I take SUPER ELIXIR Alkalising Greens right before I work out in the morning. Drinking enough water is equally as important. I have glass bottles for all of us at home and each morning I make sure they’re full and I put them in full sight around the house so there is always water on hand.”
2. GET ACTIVE
“I do some form of fitness that I love for 45 minutes every day - that way it won’t be a chore. I have a much simpler and gentler routine now, I prefer not to go to the gym, instead I love to paddle board, surf, swim laps or water ski. I also love to hike or bike.”
3. SLEEP, SLEEP, SLEEP
“When I think of when I have felt really nourished and strong in life, there is one thing I never underestimate and that is the power of sleep. When the kids were young, I would stay up working until 2am, and I thought I was being really productive. However, little did I know my general wellbeing and health was suffering from only three to four hours’ sleep a night. Sleep has become really important to me and I now make sure I get at least seven hours to wake up and take on the day. The difference in how I feel is profound. Taking the Sleep Welle Fortified Calming Tea before bed really sets me up for a good nights sleep”
“I love mornings. I take a little time when I first wake up and before the house is up to meditate and prepare for my day – no screens!”
5. SCHEDULE YOUR WELLNESS
“If you’re struggling to stay motivated or find you’re not fitting in the 45 minutes of daily exercise, schedule it in your diary. I treat my personal diary like my business diary. So anything I want to prioritise – like exercise – gets scheduled in just like an important meeting.”
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