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Selma Blair in Bathing Suit Has a "Moment to Reflect"

Here’s how she stays fit.

Selma Blair is feeling reflective. "In honor of this page being nominated for @thewebbyawards (best of the internet!), I want to take a moment to reflect on what this platform and community have meant to me," she posted on Instagram. "In 2018, I shared my news of MS with a post on Instagram. Because this page was already being created by you, in fact, my earliest soul supporters, with such love and attention when I was overburdened before, it was the natural place to make sense of discovered truths, great and small. Since then we have shared the key moments from hospital beds to red carpets, from stillness to silliness. You are the ones I think of when it's not only my son. I thank you and I am so grateful to be a part of your life. Your journey. Thank you to @thewebbyawards for recognizing my story which is one that represents so many other people, too. Congrats to all of us, this community." She shared a swimsuit photo, among others, to celebrate life. How does she stay healthy? Read on to see 5 ways Selma Blair 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's Comfortable With Her Body

Blair tells Town and Country that she is very comfortable with herself, and she wants to inspire others. "I am aware my challenges affect other hopeful or isolated people—and a few of them may be joyful snobs like me," Blair says. "I'm very comfortable in my body, mostly because I am now making a deeper positive connection with it. I am fascinated by this body and this life. I am humbled and pleased to be any inspiration for people."


She Loves Makeup

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Blair tells Town and Country that she loves having her makeup done, and that it helps with her mental health and confidence. "I've been made up by some of the most famous makeup artists since I started acting, and I've felt so transformed by their makeup that I really did become a different person," she says. "It was a superpower to me, and I mean this. Makeup is not trivial to me. If anything moves the needle for me in my life—even before my diagnosis or challenges—it is my gorgeous war paint."


She Gets Healthy Food Delivered

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Blair tells People that her close friend and former co-star, Sarah Michelle Gellar delivers healthy meals to her. "I get weekend meal packs like I've never feasted on before from Reese Witherspoon, from Constance Zimmer and so many people I don't even know through Sarah," Blair said. "Her friends are just doing this to feed me and Arthur."


She Got Her Symptoms Checked Out

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Blair is open about her struggles with MS. She tells Town and Country that she decided to look into her symptoms after modeling in a fashion show. "It was on that runway, with the thrill of walking in the show, that I suddenly lost feeling in my left leg," she says. "But I was on a runway and thinking, What do I do?"


She Deals With Her MS

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While Blair has MS, she doesn't let it define her or stop her from living her life. She also wasn't afraid to reveal her diagnosis, "I am disabled. I fall sometimes. I drop things. My memory is foggy. And my left side is asking for directions from a broken GPS."

Anna Bechtel
Anna Bechtel is a freelance writer currently based in Hamden, CT. Read more
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