Cameron Diaz: “I’m more and less disciplined based on what’s going on in my life”

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On her biggest realization after turning 40:

That as you get older, your body changes in so many little ways. It doesn’t react the same way that it used to. I don’t get the results that I used to as easily as I once did. Now I look at myself and I realize, “Oh, right. I’m in this time now in my life where I have to be thoughtful. If I slack off, things don’t come back so easily. I have to be committed.” In part that’s what my new book, The Longevity Book, is about. But just like everybody else, I’m more and less disciplined at various times based on what’s going on in my life.

On what she refuses to wear at age 43:

I’m definitely not doing tube tops. No way.

… says Cameron.

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Cameron Diaz Brings the Quotes of the Day

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On how she loves aging:

It’s called the U-bend of happiness. Basically, when we’re 18, we’re happy. Of course we are, duh,” she said, laughing. “Then, when we’re in our twenties and thirties, it starts to get stressful and life isn’t so much fun. Then, in our forties, we start to lighten up a bit more — we’re more comfortable with ourselves, we’re more knowing, more connected, more appreciative. [At] 50, it’s even better. But if you make it to 85, you’re the happiest you’ve ever been. Isn’t that amazing? Because you get there and you don’t give a s–t. … Look, I’m 43. … It’s not as hard as 25. Twenty-five sucked.

On not focusing on appearances:

‘We live in a very self-obsessed, narcissistic society, and it’s focused on the superficial, it’s focused on what we see in the mirror, instead of what is on the inside. I think that if all we’re concentrating on is what we see in the mirror, it’s very dangerous. We’re going to be very lost.’

 

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Cameron Diaz: “Your 20s are your best chance to build bone through nutrition & physical activity”

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Her health philosophy:

In Your 20s
“Bone mass is really important in your twenties— after that, we don’t build much bone anymore. So your twenties are your best chance to build bone through nutrition, physical activity, and strength training.”

In Your 30s
“After 35, most women’s eggs start to dwindle. There’s no way of knowing until you test yourself. That might be something you want to do in your early thirties if your fertility is important to you.”

In Your 40s
“Make connections, make friends, join communities, and really honor yourself. You’re getting ready to make that transition to menopause, so pay attention to where you’re at emotionally, physically, and mentally. The women who stress have it longer and harder, but the ones who accept it have it shorter and less severe.”

… says Cameron.

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See more from her Women’s Health spread inside!

 

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