Aussie model Elle Macpherson reveals her daily health routine

From tea ceremonies to four-minute workouts and even Russian steam baths: Age-defying supermodel Elle Macpherson, 58, shares the daily health habits that maintain her physique

  • Model Elle Macpherson has shared her daily wellness, diet and exercise habits
  • The 58-year-old’s day includes regular sauna sessions and plunges in cold water
  • She also practices a tea ceremony every afternoon and starts her day by smiling
  • Elle eats plant-based, organic, locally grown foods from the farmer’s market 
  • She has no exercise routine but enjoys being outdoors and in nature when active 

Aussie supermodel Elle MacPherson has detailed her daily health and fitness routine that includes regular mediation, plunges into cold water, sessions in her infrared sauna and tea ceremonies. 

Speaking to Body and Soul the 58-year-old supermodel and mother revealed her health and wellness habits that keep her body in top shape.  

Her regime includes yoga in the sun, supplements, a four-minute workout, ‘breath work and sound healing’ as well as a cup of tea to keep her energy up in the afternoon. 

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Supermodel Elle Macpherson (pictured) has revealed her daily wellness habits and health routine

The 58-year old said she sticks to a plant-based organic diet and has regular ‘cold plunges’ and sauna sessions throughout the day to ‘reset’

Elle said the first thing she does when she wakes up is ‘smile’, as she starts her day as soon as the sun is up and hydrates with a glass of filtered water with lime. 

‘I’ll then get outside and put my feet on the earth to ground. I do some yoga in the morning sun or Dr Zach’s Four Minute Workout to stimulate nitric oxide,’ she said. 

‘Sometimes I’ll go for a cold plunge afterwards followed by a matcha in the sunshine before getting ready for my day.’

Elle also does daily meditation in the morning for 25 minutes and ‘breath practice’ to take care of her ‘mind body and spirit’. 

The mum-of-two always chooses to exercise outside and in nature by hiking, biking, swimming or ‘simply sitting in the fresh air and sunshine’. 

She said she has no set schedule when it comes to exercise and prefers to ‘go with the flow’ and swears by regular sessions in her infrared sauna as well as a cold plunge to ‘reset’. 

A ‘big believer in energy healing’, Elle revealed she books regular appointments for acupuncture, chiropractic, breath work and sound healing as well as Russian Banyas, an ancient tradition of steam bathing with a wood stove burning dry tree or herb branches called veniks. 

To ‘be at (her) best’, the age-defying model takes a range of supplements, teas and elixirs from her own wellness brand WelleCo

RECIPE: Elle Macpherson’s favourite miso mushroom soup


  • 500g shiitake mushrooms
  • 4 garlic cloves or 4 scallions
  • 1 tbs fresh finally chopped rosemary
  • 1 tbs traditional miso paste
  • 1 tbs coconut aminos
  • 2 cups of distilled water
  • 1/2 tsp of black pepper
  • 1/2 tsp of Himalayan pink salt


 Source: Dr Sara Siso

Elle adheres to a plant-based diet, prefers homemade meals made ‘with love’, and buys all her groceries locally grown and organic, handpicked from her local farmer’s market. 

One of her favourite weeknight dinners is miso mushroom soup with Japanese sweet potato. 

An ‘essential’ part of Elle’s day and to beat the 3pm slump is to perform a tea ceremony with her favourites being Rooios tea in vanilla and earl grey. 

An ‘essential’ part of Elle’s day and to re-energise in the afternoon is to perform a tea ceremony with her favourites being Rooios tea in vanilla and earl grey

To ‘be at (her) best’, the age-defying model takes a range of supplements and elixirs from her own wellness brand WelleCo.

She adds a collagen elixir to her morning smoothie and takes gut support and protein supplements. 

To wind down in the evening, Elle again likes to relax in the sauna then take a dip in cold water which she says is ‘great for detoxing, immune boosting, lymphatic support and relaxation’. 

Her nightly ritual then involves drinking a cup of WelleCo calming Tea and the last thing she does before sleeping is: ‘Smile. Put my hands on my solar plexus, think about what I’m grateful for that day, and drift into a peaceful sleep.’ 

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