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Jamie Lee Curtis In Workout Gear is Inspired By Jake Gyllenhaal In "Road House"

"You don't have to run if you can't, but it's good to get up and do something."

Jamie Lee Curtis is giving props to the hard work Jake Gyllenhaal put in to get his strong physique in Roadhouse, and reminding everyone any movement is good for you. Curtis, 65, shared a picture of herself wearing black shorts and a black shirt with the Heartbreak Hill Running Company logo. "Happy to get out of bed and move my body. You don't have to run if you can't, but it's good to get up and do something. I love and their partnership with @jakegyllenhaal who, if you haven't seen @roadhousemovie yet, did a little running and maybe worked out a tad!" she captioned the post. Here's the refreshing way Curtis approaches health, wellness, and beauty.


Walking With Friends

Curtis says walking—preferably with friends—is one of the best exercises anyone can do. "Several studies have found that walking reduces arthritis-related pain, and that walking five to six miles a week can even prevent arthritis from forming in the first place," say the experts at Harvard Health. "Walking protects the joints — especially the knees and hips, which are most susceptible to osteoarthritis — by lubricating them and strengthening the muscles that support them."


No To Botox

Curtis wants her daughters to not follow her example when it comes to cosmetic procedures—specifically when it comes to anti-aging tweaks. "Don't mess with your face," she told Today. "I did plastic surgery. I put Botox in my head. Does Botox make the big wrinkle go away? Yes. But then you look like a plastic figurine."


25 Years of Sobriety


Curtis is celebrating 25 years of sobriety. "I'm sober for a long time, long time — almost 25 years," she told Today. "And the best thing I learned last year in recovery was people aren't pleased when you stop people-pleasing. … It was as if the greatest sage arrived on me. So I'm trying to own it. Isn't that what life is supposed to be? We grow up, we learn, we do all these things. Now we have to own it. We have to own who we are, be who we are, and be in full acceptance of who we are and what we're not. And I think that's the beauty of me right now — owning it."


Short Hair, Don't Care

Curtis felt empowered by cutting her hair short. "It's this stripping away the unessential aspects of your life," she told Maria Shriver. "I've stripped away my hair. I could never figure out what to do with my hair. I couldn't figure it out… so I finally figured it out—cut it off! I have stripped away the things that are not essential to me. I'm not a fashion girl, so I wear basically black or navy blue. I keep my hair short… so I can get done with the quotidian aspects of my life, so I am free to do the creative aspects of my life."


She's Pro-Aging

Curtis is adamant that aging is a privilege and so is natural beauty. "This word 'anti-aging' has to be struck. I am pro-aging," she told Maria Shriver. "I want to age with intelligence and grace and dignity and verve and energy. I am an advocate now for natural beauty. I don't want to hide from (my age) it as if it's a bad thing. We're all learning that people are on fire from it. It's an inside job, we're so confused on the outside, but the joy of being my age is an inside infrastructure."

Ferozan Mast
Ferozan Mast is a science, health and wellness writer with a passion for making science and research-backed information accessible to a general audience. Read more
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