Cameron Diaz is dishing advice on well-being, happiness, and even fertility to women of all ages. In April’s issue of Women’s Health, the 43-year-old superstar offers her words of wisdom – and a few other details about her life.
Although many may be wondering when she’ll grace the big screen again, the actress is content focusing on the important things in life. According to Cameron, that includes her relationships and well being – mentally, emotionally, and physically. And, she’s taken the time to interview doctors, neurologists, and nutritionists to gather and share her lessons with other women of all ages.
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In a follow up to her New York Times best selling novel, The Body Book: The Law of Hunger, the Science of Strength, and Other Ways to Love Your Amazing Body, which tackles creating a beautiful body, Diaz shares more secrets and tips on healthy aging in her new release, The Longevity Book: The Science of Aging, the Biology of Strength, and the Privilege of time. The book, available on electronic readers, delves into the many facets of being a woman.
Aging In Your 20’s
Cameron even offers advice to young women. The model, actress, and business mogul shares her perspective on gracefully aging, a process she says begins in the twenties. According to her research, caring for bone mass begins early and requires women to take nutrition and exercise more seriously in their younger years.
“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.”
Advice For Your 30’s
While Diaz, who is married to Benji Madden – guitarist for Good Charlotte and The Madden brothers – has no children of her own, she encourages women not to delay fertility testing. The star of films such as There’s Something About Mary and The Counselor, even goes so far as to suggest that ladies desiring children begin regular testing for child birth at 30 years of age.
“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.”
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Cameron’s Tips For 40-Somethings
Cameron, who entered the Hollywood scene at the age of 16, has maintained her star power and enviable figure for nearly three decades. Now, in her 40’s, Diaz prides herself on making relationships and networking a priority for her next stage in life. For other women in their 40s, the high-school dropout turned multi-millionaire states de-stressing is a means to prepare for impending menopause.
“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.”
So, what has Cameron done to stay in great shape and look so young? In a 2015 interview with Entertainment Tonight, the wellness guru credited her youthful appearance to her diet, exercise and, of course, sex. Not the first time the Cuban blonde beauty has talked about her sex life, and more than likely not the last, Diaz also spoke of her sex life to British Vogue in 2010.
“The fountain of youth… let’s see… I guess it’s exercise, healthy diet, lots of water, lots of laughter, lots of sex. Yes, sex, we need that as human beings. It’s healthy, it’s natural, it’s what we are here to do!”
Cameron’s new book is inspired by taboos in modern society surrounding the aging female body. Promising methods to slow intellectual decline and insight on meditation and relationships, the hardcover version of Diaz’s Longevity Book is set for release on April 5.
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