Gisele Bündchen Reveals Why She Gave Up Alcohol

She gave up alcohol.

Once she turned 40, Bündchen told PEOPLE that wine made her feel different than without it. "It's socially acceptable to have a glass of wine, and people say, 'Oh, it's healthy for you.' Well, it's not healthy for me. 

She doesn't think of self-care as a selfish act.

"It's not selfish," she said. "People have been teaching us that taking care of yourself is selfish. How is that selfish? When you feel good, you're a better mom, friend, calmer, more patient, more loving, and more grounded. 

She's all about herbal remedies.

Gisele Bündchen is a Gaia Herbs Wellness Ambassador and herbal remedies expert. She's showing how to incorporate organic herbal medicines from her childhood in Horizontina, Brazil, into a busy lifestyle.

She meditates.

Bündchen told PEOPLE, "It's like taking a step back and observing it like a movie, the situation happening. Even though you feel the emotions, you're not attached to them. When you observe them, you can take this little step of separation. It can allow you to take a breath and come in.

She exercises daily.

Gisele Bündchen told PEOPLE, "I work out every single day." Talk about fitness aspirations! The star walks, does yoga, and lifts weights. In her Instagrams, the supermodel is often wearing sportswear while biking, hiking, or practicing beach yoga.

She embodies wellness with nutrition.

Bündchen has talked about nutrition and letting food "be thy medicine"—and for good cause. "When I started making better food choices, my health and quality of life improved. 

She loves carving out time to spend outdoors.

Bündchen appreciates spending time in nature, which benefits the mind, body, and spirit. She told PEOPLE, "I love the sunshine. Wherever the sun is, I feel the happiest always. Just feeling the sun, taking a dip in the ocean, running on the sand and feeling the grass on my feet. 

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