Elle Macpherson Reveals How She Keeps Her Flawless Figure at 48

Celebrity Body Apr. 11, 2012 AT 12:28PM
Elle Macpherson Reveals How She Keeps Her Flawless Figure at 48

They don't call her The Body for nothing.

Elle Macpherson graces the May issue of Fitness magazine, posing in bikini bottoms and a gold sequin top. Despite her seemingly flawless bod, the Fashion Star host and executive producer, 48, insists she's happy to age gracefully.

"I'm almost 50, so I obviously don't have the same body that I had when I was 20. But I also don't have the same mindset either, when I was wracked with self-consciousness and insecurity," Macpherson says. "Now I really appreciate my maturity as a woman, my depth of spirit and soul and my understanding of who I am and what's important to me."

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Still, Macpherson makes fitness a priority. "I do an hour every day of some kind of physical activity. I mix it up," she tells the magazine. "If I'm in the mountains I ski, if I'm near water I'll swim. I might do a yoga or spin class. I also take my running shoes and iPod with me wherever I go. Running is not only a really effective way to stay fit, it's a sort of moving meditation and a great way to explore new towns when I'm traveling."

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Macpherson -- mom to son Arpad, 14, and Aurelius, 9 (with ex Arpad Busson) -- says she's motivated to stay in shape by remaining "joyful, inspired, passionate, patient, strong and healthy."

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"That's more important to me than hitting X number of pounds on the scale, and it's what drives what I eat and how I work out," the Australian star tells Fitness. "I ask myself, 'Will I feel better or worse after a run or doing a sport?' I can't ever remember doing something physical and feeling worse."

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