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January Jones in Bathing Suit Celebrates 44th Birthday

The actress recently celebrated her birthday.

Actress January Jones recently celebrated her 44th birthday, by posting a series of stunning photos on Instagram. The Mad Men star posed poolside while wearing a leopard print swimsuit. She captioned the main image: "Thank you for your birthday wishes yesterday. I've always been of the theory that Age is But a Feeling. And despite a rough last wk or so I'm feeling really good, really grateful and around maybe 27 (but wiser)." Read on to see 5 ways January Jones stays in shape and the photos that prove they work—and to get beach-ready yourself, don't miss these essential 30 Best-Ever Celebrity Bathing Suit Photos!


She Adjusts Her Posture

Jones revealed a lot of her health and wellness secrets to Shape, where she revealed that she is very conscious of her back and her posture. Jones says that being a mom is what caused her to first notice her bad posture. "After I had my son, Xander, I wanted to feel strong because my body had changed so much. As he got bigger and I was hauling around a 20- or 30-pound toddler, my lower back gave out and I saw my shoulders starting to curl and hunch. I wanted to do something for my posture and core strength." Jones says that she was inspired to do workouts that help correct her posture. "Two or three years ago I started taking barre classes."


She Does Pilates

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Another workout Jones does to correct her posture is Pilates. She says to Shape, "I took regular private Pilates lessons. Then a friend told me about Lagree Pilates. I've been doing it two to four times a week for the past year now, and I've gained weight because I've put on muscle. I've gone up a size in clothes, but I feel like I look better."


She Doesn't Deprive Herself

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When it comes to her diet, Jones says that she doesn't deprive herself of any cravings or her favorite foods. "I don't deprive myself of anything," she tells Shape. "If I want something—steak, a bagel—I'll eat it. There's no diet or strict set of rules."


She Cooks Healthy Meals

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Jones tells Shape that she likes to cook meals for herself and her son, Xander, and that she makes them with healthy ingredients. "I love to cook for my son and me. For dinner, we like salmon with french fries, and we make pasta frequently. We try to have lots of green veggies. We eat organic because I worry a lot about that for my kid. No antibiotics or hormones in meats is really important to me, and so is eating sustainable fish. I don't want to be that annoying person in the restaurant who's like, 'Where's this fish from?' But I do it anyway."


She Stays Organized

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Jones says that staying organized is a big part of her wellness and lifestyle. She tells Shape, "I'm a very organized person. I feel sane and calm when I know everything is in its place. I always have a list for the day. When I get to check something off, it's the best thing ever. At work, when they say action, I can become someone else and be crazy and messy and erratic, and that feels amazing and therapeutic. But at home, the domestic aspect of my life is very important to feeling balanced."

Anna Bechtel
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