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Friday 26 December 2014

Jen An: Yoga helps my body and soul

HOLLYWOOD, CA - AUGUST 27:  Actress Jennifer Aniston attends the premiere of Lionsgate and Roadside Attractions' "Life of Crime" at ArcLight Cinemas on August 27, 2014 in Hollywood, California.  (Photo by Jason Merritt/Getty Images)
Jennifer Aniston

Jennifer Aniston likes the way yoga helps her forget about whatever is stressing her out.

The 45-year-old actress is in great shape, which she in part puts down to her dedication to the stretching regime. She finds it really helps her switch off and stop stressing about what is happening in her life and believes this inner calm really shines through.

"I love yoga because of what it does for my body and my peace of mind. Yoga puts you in a very relaxed place and helps you get rid of anxiety and worries," she told British magazine Hello!

This type of exercise is better for Jennifer as it suits what she's into more. She doesn't understand how some people can spend hours sweating it out at the gym, revealing for her short bursts of exercise work a lot better.

"No, I like working out for half an hour at a time, rather than doing a thousand crunches or spending the afternoon at the gym," she said. "I also run a few miles because that gives me a lot of energy and also helps tone my legs and torso."

The star also thinks about what she eats, but not obsessively. She has seen a difference in her body since she overhauled her diet, but found simple changes were the most beneficial to her overall wellbeing.

"I've discovered I can stay fit by avoiding junk foods and eating healthily. When I exercise enough, I can eat what I want and not worry about my weight or how I look. If I put on a few pounds, I just eat more fish and salads and exercise four or five times a week," she explained.

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