01/31/2014 05:03 pm ET Updated Dec 06, 2017

Heidi Klum Covers Women's Health, Rarely Gets In A Traditional Workout

Heidi looks gorgeous, as usual, in a short gray skirt and midriff–bearing shirt on the March cover of Women's Health. The 40–year–old model reveals just enough of her toned body to remind you that she's the same fit woman she's always been, and she's proud of her body.

For those of you who've been easing your troubled minds with the notion that Heidi Klum looks as amazing as she does because she has spent 40 years working out for six hours a day, you may want to stop reading.

Klum confesses to Women's Health that she rarely has time for traditional workouts. "I have a treadmill that’s really great, but it just sits there unused,” she admits. Instead, she finds ways to exercise on–the–go, like encouraging her family to spend time together being active outside.

The model explained that she maintains her figure by keeping her energy up and her food intake healthy: "I'll eat everything but the pasta and bread. Do I want the pasta? I do. But I choose not to eat it."

Even for one of the world's most successful (and beautiful) super models, metabolism has not been working in Klum's favor as she's gotten older. She now has to do a better job of watching what she eats and creating a healthy balance of food an exercise, she says. "The metabolism definitely changes when you turn 40. I always thought, That's not going to happen to me, but it is happening to me," she explains. "If I indulge more, I have to exercise more. I figured out what works for me."

It seems as though whatever balance she's found is definitely working in her favor.

Of course, Klum makes it seem as though she puts in less effort than she does. The famous mother has celebrity trainers and efficient workout routines designed to keep her in tip–top shape. After all, she once gave birth and famously walked the Victoria's Secret fashion show just eight weeks later wearing undergarments and angel wings.

Through all of her effort figure, Heidi Klum has always been well-aware of how good she looks. She recalled to Women's Health, "I've always felt great about my body. I've always been very confident, and I still am."

We certainly see why …




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