Fast and Furious actress Elsa Pataky's six daily rituals for a healthy and happy life

Elsa Pataky
The mother-of-three shared the wellness rules she lives by. Photo credit: Getty.

Hollywood actress Elsa Pataky, wife of Hollywood superstar Chris Hemsworth, is never pictured without a smile on her face.

The Spanish actress and her family swapped Los Angles for Chris' native Australia six years ago, with Elsa soaking up the Byron Bay coastline thousands of miles away from the crazy trappings of Tinseltown.

Speaking to Harper's Bazaar about her daily routine, the mother-of-three shared the wellness rules she lives by.

Routine is key

"I make sure I organise my time during the day and I follow a similar routine every day. For instance, I always try to fit in my exercise in the mornings - it doesn't need to be full-on workouts, but any type of movement," she began. "I try to make sure I do at least three to four workouts a week, mostly HIITs (20-40 min of intermediate training). The days I don't, I would either surf or go horse riding."

Meditate any stress away

"Once the kids are asleep, I try to meditate for 10 to 15 minutes, and I make sure I read and unwind before going to bed. At ,we always try to put our phones aside just after dinner and we don't check them before bedtime, so we properly disconnect from the world for few hours," Elsa revealed.

Eat well, but make room for treats

"I make sure I eat as balanced and healthy as I can, although of course I have my cheating days," she smiled. "I do love cooking fresh fish in the oven or the grill, although my favourite moments are to cook and bake with my children. We always try to do it once every few weeks - from pizzas in the oven to yummy cookies."

Teamwork makes the dream work

"Being my kids' teacher, activities instructor and mum, as well as spending every second with them, has definitely made me more patient in general," she said of her lockdown setup. "Chris and I have been a great team I believe. We would split the tasks and have a schedule that we would try to follow as much as possible with the kids. From teaching them the school lessons, to trying to do some extra activities, to playing with them."

Basic beauty

"Every morning after my shower, I moisturise my body with the Hemp Seed Hydrating Body Moisturiser from Swisse and I make sure I apply a cream containing at least SPF50 to my face," the 43-year-old divulged. "At night before going to bed, I make sure I clean my face, removing my make-up thoroughly, and I usually apply my Dior serum and a moisturising cream from La Mer."

Take a supplement

Elsa is an ambassador for vitamin brand Swisse, and takes their Women's Ultivite Vitamins and Hair, Skin and Nails every day.

"It helps nourish my body, fill nutritional gaps and support my energy production while I am on the go," the Fate of the Furious star explained. "I combine these with the Ultiboost Energy B+ tablets, which boosts the immune system."

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