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Exercise helps Gigi Hadid cope with stress

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Supermodel Gigi Hadid says she not only thinks about her physical appearance while working out but also her mental strength as she feels it helps her in escaping the “noise in my head”. Hadid says she prepares herself for those high-stress moments with fitness. “Working out isn’t only physical for me. It’s mental. It helps me escape the noise in my head. It’s the only time my mind goes quiet,” she said in a statement.

Headlining a sportswear brand’s women’s empowerment campaign called #PerfectNever, Hadid shows how fitness can be used to develop mental toughness not just in the gym but for everyday life. In her world, fashion and fitness collide. “You have to go to work ready to block out everything that’s outside of your work environment,” she said in the video. “You have to be able to change a channel in your mind and to be able to separate your thoughts and focus on what you’re doing at the moment,” added Hadid.

Hadid uses fitness as a way to be become a better version of herself physically and mentally, to be more human and takes comfort in the fact that she will never be perfect. “I hope that everyone can see that that’s the point of all of this… We’re not perfect,” said the supermodel.