Known as one of the most beautiful faces in fashion and entertainment, 49-year-old Tweetie De Leon-Gonzalez has successfully maintained her youthful looks and healthy glow.
During Organique Acai’s event at the Makati Shangri-La where she was presented as the newest celebrity endorser, De Leon-Gonzalez shared her top five wellness secrets as she continues to live in a fuss free and simple life.
Taking daily greens
“Like any regular child, feeding me vegetables was a tremendous challenge for my parents. It never really appealed to me to give earth-grown nutrition the slightest chance. It was only when I was pregnant with my first child, who has recently turned 20, that I considered eating vegetables to ensure the good health of my baby. Since then, my day is not complete without a hefty serving of greens,” the country’s first supermodel shared.
“Sunblock is my version of American Express Card. I don’t leave home without it. I don’t shy away from Vitamin D and the sun, but I do due diligence in protecting my skin from its harmful rays,” she said.
According to De Leon-Gonzalez, exercise has been a part of her life since her mid-teens and has therefore been deeply ingrained into her lifestyle that it is now difficult to shake off. She pointed out, “I most certainly slack off a bit at times, but I pretty much look for a sweaty challenge quite regularly. I’m addicted to the ‘happy hormones’ called endorphins, released after a bout with heavy physical activity, that I cannot go by for long periods without a workout.”
“We are never without stress in this world, but I am teaching myself to let go of situations I have no control over. Anxiety arrests health and happiness, and nothing is worth risking your sanity and well-being. Just pray and lift your worries to heaven. Everything will sort itself out,” De Leon-Gonzalez related.
Balance in everything
“My key to happiness: Balance in nutrition, exercise, work and rest, self and others.”
A proud mom to four grown-up kids, De Leon-Gonzalez also shared that indeed, food and nutrition play an important role in her family’s healthy lifestyle.
“My family members are not big eaters, nor are they picky. Their appetites need not be controlled nor do they need to be placed on a certain diet or nutritional plan. We all believe in moderation. We eat our favorites but we take just enough, never overindulging. We are all quite easy to feed,” the healthy show host detailed.
According to the model-turned-TV personality, each one in the family has his or her own choice of sport or activity to keep fit.
“My husband is into basketball, two of my sons are into football, my other son is now learning tennis, and my daughter gyms regularly. We do find ourselves working out together sometimes, but the schedule of my college kids can prove pretty hectic,” the role model shared.
Finally, De Leon-Gonzalez shared that an active lifestyle is just as important as nutrition in achieving good health and well-being.
“It is something that everyone must make time for in the same way that we all make time for our meals. Treat it as a sacred hour of self-love and cherish every minute for there will be infinite rewards,” she ended.