The Super Elixir
You have one of the most-envied bodies in the world, even at the age of 50. How do you keep in shape?
I try to live an active wholesome life and I keep things simple. After dropping my boys at school, I might go paddle boarding, running or swimming. On holidays, I sometimes swim laps with my stepdaughters, run with them on the beach or play tennis. Sport is important to us all as it releases endorphins and keeps our bodies strong. I prefer sport to “working out” because I find it fun and I mix it up –everyday something different. I Just try to move my body for 45 minutes a day, doing something I enjoy.
Is there a “magic” routine you swear by?
I swear by my daily alkalising greens supplement, The Super Elixir –it’s key for wellbeing at any age– an alkaline diet with a nutritious green supplement. It’s a simple all-in-one, formulated by an expert to have everything we need in it to maintain pH balance and good health. I have plenty of energy, my digestion, skin, hair and nails are good, my mood is good. Then there are the obvious things, such as hydrating with water, eating organic locally sourced and seasonal produce when possible, and making sure I have three square meals a day.
Do you believe that beauty comes from within?
I believe in beauty from the inside out. Start with good nutrition and the rest will follow. 2 teaspoons of The Super Elixir Alkalising Greens in the morning to help promote an alkaline system and nourish the cells for optimum wellness. This combined with as much sleep as you can, at least 7 hours for me, 3 liters of water, and move your body for at least 45 mins a day –do anything, walk the dog leave your car and all to work or if you like, go to the gym. Just make it something you enjoy as you’re more likely to keep it up.
How does Super Elixir help you achieve health and beauty?
Dr. Laubscher formulated a simple all-in-one supplement with highly absorbable nutrients to help the body stay alkaline. Our modern lifestyle can upset the body’s healthy pH balance with many of us being too acidic, causing many health issues big and small. The carefully sourced and curated ingredients are treated gently and therefore easily absorbed by the cells. All 45 ingredients are derived from natural, organic and whole foods to support all 11 systems of the body (available at welleco.com). If you haven’t tried our Alkalising Greens, give it a go. The improvement to my digestion, energy, mood, immune system, skin are quite amazing!
Elle’s fitness tips
If you really want to lose weight, try running intervals outside. I run for 20 minutes –one minute “on” running as fast as you can and then one minute “off” walking and catching your breath. By the time you’ve done the sixth interval, you won’t be going too fast but it’s a great way to get in shape.
Get bikini ready by scrub, scrub, scrubbing. I use dry brush, wet brush, use scrubs in the shower –I’ll try any kind of scrub. It’s a terrific way to refresh, detoxify and soften the skin.
When I’m on holiday, there are two great things I do to keep in shape. I walk in the ocean at thigh-high level so you get all the resistance of the water and you don’t have to strut up and down the beach in your bikini. I also run on the beach barefoot and stop every few minutes and do ten lunges.
My best piece of advice is to drink 3 litres of water per day and get at least 7 hours of sleep. If we all did that more often we would feel a lot better.
Interview: Vana Antonopoulou