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Justin Theroux: 'Fitness fuels my brain'

Published 29/09/2016

Justin Theroux
Justin Theroux

Justin Theroux won't ever be caught in shorts and flip-flops.

Justin Theroux views exercise as "brain food".

The American actor boasts a toned and muscular physique, which he shows off in TV show The Leftovers and films like Zoolander 2 and The Girl on the Train. It takes a lot of time and effort to look so ripped, but luckily Justin enjoys the adrenaline rush that working out gives him.

“Fitness is a brain food,” he told Men’s Health magazine. “It makes my brain function better. It improves my mind. There are times I don’t enjoy working out, but I never regret visiting a gym. It’s about keeping the spring tight, you know?

“You have to come into filming in the best shape and you can because as the hours and weeks grind on, you find yourself not having the luxury of going to the gym and doing big workouts you like to do.”

Justin, 45, turns to local facilities wherever he’s shooting to work up a sweat, like dropping into a spin class in New York. He'll also turn to home equipment such as kettle bells and rubber bands to flex his muscles.

The star, who is married to Jennifer Aniston, doesn’t seem to be aware of his ruggedly handsome looks, and appears effortlessly stylish in any outfit he wears. But you’ll never catch him wearing one garment in particular.

“The one thing that is unchangeable is I refuse to wear shorts,” shared Justin. “I just don’t think it’s a good look on anybody. It’s the same with flip-flops.”

Justin is more likely to be found in jeans and boots, complementing the edgy facial hair he’s rocking at the moment. The look is for the third, and final, series of The Leftovers, though it isn’t going down well with the actor.

“It’s driving me crazy, because I love shaving,” he laughed. “There’s something that feels good about shaving.”

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