If you think about a model and what she takes along with her everywhere she goes, you’d have mascara, lipstick, compact, rouge, and a few skincare must-haves on that list. But, would a pH balance urine tester kit ever cross your mind? In the case of 51-year-old supermodel Elle Macpherson, it seems just about right.

“(The most surprising thing in my handbag is) a pH balance urine tester kit to check that I’m in an alkaline state. I believe that most ailments come from having an acidic body,” Macpherson admits.

Now, for those who aren’t aware, the Australian beauty has been labeled “The Body” since the 1980s, and that definitely means doing all it takes, and then some, to stay in perfect shape. “Variation is key,” she says. “I workout 45 minutes a day, six days a week, combining hiking, water skiing, swimming and running on a beach. (My idea of a healthy diet is) consistency and eating three healthy meals a day. Having said that, red meat, wheat and dairy don’t work for me,” Macpherson reveals.

Yoga also dominates her daily schedule. “(My favorite yoga position is) the Tree pose. It’s about balance, and I like to practice that in life as well as in yoga,” she said.

For what it’s worth, Ms Macpherson has definitely done something right to be able to look the way she does at 51, and we’re all for hopping on the Elle train; just tell us when and where!

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Charlene Flanagan is a lifestyle journalist whose love for language drove her to earn her Bachelor’s degree in English literature, as well as pursue her Masters in Arts. Over the last five years, she’s contributed to a number of leading publications, and has particularly enjoyed reviewing books and restaurants, as well as interviewing celebrities. Her recent switch to a holistic lifestyle has her looking at her food choices very differently—although she won’t admit it. When she’s not busy writing up about workouts, home remedies, and skincare essentials, she spends her time being the quintessential city girl who’s excited to see what life has in store for her.