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The Acolyte's Carrie-Anne Moss in Workout Gear Practices Her Lightsaber

“All things are a process,” she wrote in the caption.

Carrie-Anne Moss is practicing her The Acolyte moves – in her workout clothes. In a new social media post the 56-year-old actress shows off her fighting skills and fit figure while getting some movement in at a hotel. "All things are a process," she wrote in the caption. "Hotel practice." How does the star approach diet, fitness, and self-care? Here is everything you need to know about her lifestyle habits. 

1

Meditation

Carrie is all about meditation. "Self care is so much more than a beauty regimen or an external thing you do," she told the Los Angeles Times. "It has to start within your heart to know what you need to navigate your life. A pedicure doesn't last, but meditating every day does." "When you meditate, you may clear away the information overload that builds up every day and contributes to your stress," says the Mayo Clinic. Benefits include:

  • Gaining a new perspective on stressful situations
  • Building skills to manage your stress
  • Increasing self-awareness
  • Focusing on the present
  • Reducing negative emotions
  • Increasing imagination and creativity
  • Increasing patience and tolerance
  • Lowering resting heart rate
  • Lowering resting blood pressure
  • Improving sleep quality

2

Skinny Doesn't Mean Beautiful

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Carrie isn't striving to be skinny. "For a long time I felt like everyone was so skinny, and working out like a crazy woman. Believe me, I love working out and being in good shape, and I have a whole plan to do more. It's not like I've lost that. But being skinny is not beautiful to me. I was kind of in that hamster wheel of thinking, sure, it's easier to get dressed because things fit you. But it's not the be-all and end-all," she told Yahoo. 

3

High-Fat Diet

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Carrie has zero fat phobia when it comes to her diet. "Real beauty comes from eating high-fat foods," she told Yahoo. "I think women, especially have to eat fat. They have to eat avocados and olive oil and things that have fat in them."

4

Exercise Class

"Feeling strong is important, and to feel in your body is a vital part of being a woman, regardless of whether you're a mother or not," she told the Los Angeles Times. "I'll occasionally go to an exercise class," she added. 

5

Nature Walks

Nature walks are also part of her routine. "I no longer work out with the goal of attaining a particular type of body. It's more about breathing and sweating and having that experience and endorphins to boost mood." Going for a daily walk can be a game changer in terms of exercise, especially at a brisk speed. One study published in JAMA Internal Medicine found that walking at a brisk pace for about 30 minutes a day led to a reduced risk of heart disease, cancer, dementia and death, compared with walking a similar number of steps but at a slower pace.

6

Beauty Comes From Within

Beauty is an inside job, according to Carrie. "I know that when I feel really good about myself and my life, I radiate beauty. When we see someone who is really truly beautiful, it's not because they have perfect features or they don't have wrinkles — it's because their soul is coming through. What I'm striving for is really being authentic," she told Yahoo in 2015.

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