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Longoria on spiritual workouts

Eva Longoria embraces the spiritual side of exercise when she is running.

The American actress enjoys keeping fit and includes exercise in her everyday life.

One way she keeps in shape is jogging as she finds the rhythms and movements very spiritual.

"I do yoga, meditation, running - which is very meditative - and I'm pretty religious. I go to church every week," she told British magazine Look.

Standing at 5ft. 2ins. Eva is known for making the best of her petite figure.

When preparing for certain things, such as a job, the 38-year-old actress takes drastic measures to keep in shape.

"I actually do eat healthily, although I'm saying this while eating an apple pie," she laughed. "If I need to get in shape for something, I usually cut out sugar, which is basically in everything! So no bread, no pasta."

Eva previously spoke about how the lack of sugar in her diet enhanced her taste buds. Even when eating things which didn't include the sweet substance she found their flavour was much better.

"I do have confidence in my self-image. It's all about food and exercise - I don't really eat a lot of carbs. I did two months recently without sugar too," she explained. "And once you start paying attention, everything seems to contain it. It's like, 'Oh my God, even this banana is sugary!'"

After splitting from ex-husband Tony Parker the brunette actress went through a dark period. This had a dramatic effect on her small frame.

"The time I got the most compliments, because I was so skinny, I was not eating. I was depressed. I was sad. My diet was coffee," she previously recalled.

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