Supermodel Helena Christensen is having a beautiful time in Cannes, France. Christensen, 54, shared pictures of her getaway, including snaps of herself posing by the water in a one-piece off-the-shoulder swimsuit. “Azur 💙💚,” she captioned the post. How does she stay so fit? Read on to see 5 ways Christensen 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!
Christensen starts the day with a hearty, fiber-filled breakfast. “I typically wake around 7.30am, feed my dog Kuma and then take him for a walk to my local coffee bar,” she says. “My favorite breakfast is porridge cooked with milk and topped off with banana, brown sugar and a big lump of melting butter in the middle.”
Christensen loves cooking for her family. “Cooking is calming and I love the scents it creates in my home,” she says. “My signature dishes are tilapia fish stew, rock-shrimp pasta and Moroccan chicken. I’m always conscious of buying fresh and organic farm food, but I also love ordering in.”
Christensen understands the importance of quality sleep. “I feel absolutely the best when I have had good sleep,” she says. “That’s my number one priority. I actually think it is the number one priority for most people. It just changes your entire day – when you haven’t had enough sleep and also when you have.”
Christensen loves the way boxing workouts make her feel. “For me, working out is about instant gratification; I want to see changes if I’m going to put the effort in!” she says. “My thing is boxing – I like to feel strong. Boxing might seem like a male-orientated sport but there are as many women where I go and that is a very authentic, sweaty club.”
Christensen is not one for restrictive diets—she enjoys food too much. “I love food more than anything… more than my family and friends and almost as much as my dog!” she says. “I could eat pasta every night, with tons of parmesan or a few white truffles thrown in (for a hundred dollars more!). I also love Japanese food and I always think I’m eating so clean… before I order a hundred different options!”