Actress Julianne Moore is gorgeous at 52, thanks to a sugar- and dairy-free diet and Ashtanga yoga workouts.
The four-time Oscar nominee said yoga is her favorite workout, but she recently began incorporating light weight-training into her exercise routine.
"I try to do Ashtanga yoga two to three times a week," Moore told Health Oct. 21. "I've also started working out with a trainer, doing light weights and a lot of jumping around.
The main problem is I can't do anything six days straight because I get hurt. That's the thing about old age — eventually your hip starts to hurt and you have to switch and do something else."
Julianne may joke about being old, but she looks anything but, thanks to good genes, a healthy lifestyle, and daily sunscreen use. Beauty experts say using sunscreen not only wards off wrinkles, but also prevents skin cancer, which has become more prevalent in recent years, thanks to the dramatic spike in the use of tanning beds.
Moore tries to stick to a healthy diet that excludes sugar, dairy and alcohol, but admits she sometimes cheats. The mom of two also does occasional juice cleanses before red-carpet events. "I did a silly juice cleanse for three days, which went all over the Internet as if I was a lunatic," she said.
I was eating vegetables, not eating sugar, being really careful. And when I was in yoga that week, I was so much more flexible. My teacher said, 'Wow, you're really bendy.' I'm like, 'That's what it is. It's the food!' Because then you realize how important diet is. Dairy, sugar, alcohol — all those things affect you.
One of Moore's other diet secrets is eating dinner early. "People will tell me we're having dinner at 7:30, and I'm like, 'Are you kidding?' In an ideal world, I'd eat at 5 every night," she said.
Julianne, who suffers from OCD (obsessive-compulsive disorder), credits acupuncture for relieving the intense anxiety and insomnia she experienced after the death of her mom five years ago.
Instead of fretting about getting older, Moore, who's married to director Bart Freundlich, 43, is grateful for all the blessings in her life.
"Oh my God — I'm grateful for everything!" she gushed. "I'm grateful to be alive. I'm grateful for my family, for my children, their health and my health, my husband's health. I think the older you get, the less you take anything at all for granted."