Heidi Klum, 47, reveals the secrets behinds her age-defying physique

Swimming 20 laps a day, trampolining, hula-hooping and parenthood! Heidi Klum, 47, reveals the secrets behinds her age-defying physique

Heidi Klum admits unconventional low-impact exercises have helped her maintain an athletic physique as she enters her late forties. 

While many choose structured work-out plans and faddy diets, the German supermodel prefers hula-hooping, trampolining and swimming an impressive 20 laps a day as fun alternatives to the gym. 

Speaking to the February edition of Women’s Health UK, Heidi, 47, admitted she had the additional good fortune to live in a house big enough to accommodate her daily fitness routine during lockdown.  

Looking good: Heidi Klum admits unconventional low-impact exercises have helped her maintain an athletic physique as she enters her late forties

She said: ‘I’m fortunate enough to have a pool at home and, when the pandemic started, I began swimming 20 laps a day. Low-impact exercise like this is much better for my joints than running on a treadmill. 

‘Hula-hooping is a great low-impact option, too – as is all the trampolining I do!’ 

The mother-of four also revealed her responsibilities as a parent to children Helene, 16, Henry, 15, Johan, 14, and Lou, 11, contribute to her healthy appearance. 

Unconventional: The German supermodel prefers hula-hooping, trampolining and swimming an impressive 20 laps a day as fun alternatives to the gym

Busy: The mother-of four also revealed her responsibilities as a parent to children Helene, 16, Henry, 15, Johan, 14, and Lou, 11, contribute to her healthy appearance

She added: ‘I go running, jump on the trampoline in the garden at my home in LA and do body-weight exercises – including lots of squats. I get plenty of movement from running around after four children, two dogs and a cat. 

‘I’ve relished the opportunity to spend more time at home with my family in recent months. Being on a plane and in the studio a lot less means I’ve been able to enjoy getting stuck into domestic tasks. 

‘I’ve also been doing painting in the garden with my kids – I was determined not to lose them down the abyss of the internet. It’s a goal I’m shooting for with myself, too.’

Toned and trim: Heidi’s incredible physique has helped turn her into one of the world’s most successful models (pictured on the Victoria’s Secret catwalk in 2008)

Getting involved: Away from fitness the supermodel revealed she has been doing a lot of painting during lockdown

Away from fitness, Heidi revealed she has attempted to use her extended time at home resourcefully by being as self-contained as possible. 

‘I’ve started a little vegetable patch in my garden,’ she said. ‘Seeing the squashes growing has been really fulfilling, and I have fun with the kids making squash muffins. 

‘It’s good for them to see healthy meals made from scratch. Cooking generally helps me wind down.’ 

Read the full Heidi Klum interview in the February issue of Women’s Health UK, on sale now – also available as a digital edition.

Let’s get physical: Heidi has shared videos of herself working out with her children during lockdown 

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