At age 37, Heather Graham has figured out simple strategies to de-stress and stay in the best shape of her life.
On the surface Heather looks like the quintessential Hollywood starlet. Tall and slender with plenty of curves, the actress is known for playing sweet , sexy roles in in such movies as Austin Powers: The Spy Who Shagged Me and Boogie Nights. But get to know her and you’ll find she’s just like one of us. A self describes foodie, heather is much more likely to throw a quiet dinner party for friends in her New York City apartment than to be seen at the coolest new restaurant.
As far as “giving back,” heather supports organizations like Oxfam and Planned Parenthood, which help women in the U.S. and around the world.
Heather is a glamorous movie star who also happens to be deliciously down-to-earth.
Here are her three secrets:
Never Say Diet
The word diet doesn’t exist in Heather’s vocabulary. Her food philosophy is to eat well, eat healthy, and eat often.
“My friends laugh at me because I love to cook and I eat a lot.”
Have Workout, Will Travel
Despite her love for food, Heather is able to maintain her weight thanks to almost-daily workouts. “I started audio taping my yoga and Pilates teachers a while ago, so when I am on the road I can do the classes on my own,” she says. “Whether I am on vacation or at work, I always have my teachers with me on my iPod. No excuses!”
Stand Up For What’s Important To You
Women’s issues are at the top of the list as far as what’s important to her. “I’m big on girl power,” she says. “I’ve started a production company so I can develop films for female audiences because most movies lack a woman’s, and I have a hard time with that.”