Actress Cameron Diaz doesn’t understand why people lie about their age. The actress, who is currently giving advice on how to age gracefully, sat down with Parade to promote her new book, The Longevity Book, when the topic of lying about one’s age came up.
Diaz, 43, explained that she doesn’t understand why people tend to lie about their age by saying they’re younger than they actually are. Instead, Diaz said people who lie about their age should be taking another strategy to make themselves appear youthful.
“If I’m going to lie about my age, I’m going to lie up. ‘Oh me, I’m 49.’ And they’ll be like, ‘Oh my god, you look amazing for 49.’ Instead of telling people I’m 35 and they tell me, ‘Wow, you should go take a nap’ or maybe ‘You really need to exfoliate.'”
— The Body Book (@TheBodyBook) March 28, 2016
As The Inquisitr reported, Diaz is currently touching on taboo topics that plague women as they grow older, such as menopause. That said, instead of being hush hush about it, Cameron is embracing these changes that take place.
The actress told Women’s Health how women should tackle menopause.
“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.”
In an industry that rewards women for being youthful and finds actresses in their 30s “old,” the conversation that Diaz is promoting is refreshing, especially given the starlet’s sex symbol in the early years of her career.
Because Hollywood focuses on youth, coupled with the emergence of high definition cameras, it seems like a few matinee idols and female stars are going under the knife.
Diaz doesn’t see the appeal in this alternative to aging, the outspoken actress told Parade.
“How do you allow yourself to accept it, engage it and interact with yourself spiritually, emotionally and physically? I always say, ‘If you’re not aging there is really only one other alternative, and it sucks.”
— The Body Book (@TheBodyBook) March 27, 2016
Diaz has attributed always being on the go to feel youthful and alive, which is a more natural approach than Botox.
“I’m not a sedentary person by any means. It’s not just about working out. It’s about moving your body. Your body needs movement to utilize the energy and nutrients properly.”
Instead of focusing on the youth-obsessed culture that we’re in, Diaz says that one should take stock in the life experiences they’ve gained from aging and the wisdom that’s replaced with youthful looks.
Cameron’s new self-help book, The Longevity Book, is co-authored by Sandra Bark, and is described as “a personal, practical, and authoritative guide that examines the art and science of growing older and offers concrete steps women can take to create abundant health and resilience as they age.”
As for how Cameron has changed over the years, it’s more reflected in her personal life than her looks. The actress, who has dated everyone from Jared Leto, Justin Timberlake to Alex Rodriguez, is now settled in her life with husband and rocker Benji Madden.
Back in July, sources told People magazine that Cameron is “so happy being a wife” and that they are both “eager” to have children together. At the time, the sources said that Diaz will get in the “best shape possible” for a possible pregnancy.
The Longevity Book comes out on April 5, 2016. This is Cameron’s second book. The first was The Body Book: The Law of Hunger, the Science of Strength, and Other Ways to Love Your Amazing Body, a self-help book targeted towards a younger demographic.
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