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How Supermodel Christie Brinkley Stays Fit at 56

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Supermodel Christie Brinkley is looking fab at age 56, and she told Shape.com how she keeps her physique staying young and healthy. When it comes to exercise, Christie doesn't like to stick with the same ol' boring thing.

"I like to mix it up. I get bored if I do the same thing. The only constant that I have in my life is that I start whatever I do with my Total Gym, because I believe it helps keep me from getting injured.

"I've had injuries in my life from things beyond my control: runaway horses, helicopters that decide to crash on mountaintops, boating accidents—things that were out of my hands.

"Starting on the Total Gym is kind of like doing a yoga routine (I also do yoga). In the way yoga prepares the body for any possible event, I feel like the Total Gym does the same."

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The Total Gym is a way for Christie to use her own creativity when it comes to exercise.

I usually just jump on my Total Gym and do 15 minutes of my own little routine that I've developed. It gives me a little [workout for my] stomach, my arms, my upper body, and my lower body. It stretches and strengthens and then I'm out and about. Some of the things I like to do include kayaking, stand up paddleboarding, sometimes surfing, sometimes rafting, running on the beach, and walking down the beach waving my arms—I call it swimming down the beach. Kind of silly looking, but I don't care."

 

For more about how Christie stays in shape and keeps her family healthy and fit, visit Shape.com.