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Washington: Inactivity causes illness

Kerry Washington thinks her body is miraculous for having carried a child.

The 38-year-old Scandal actress is considered to be one of the most beautiful women in Hollywood.

But she hasn’t earned the title by staying dormant and Kerry can’t imagine life without several workouts per week.

“I try to get it in so I can be back with my kid early,” she revealed in the September issue of America’s Self magazine. “I have to take care of myself in order to live life the way I want to. It’s important to have rest days. But in the long run, if I don’t work out for, like, three days, I feel worse, not better.”

Kerry welcomed daughter Isabelle with husband Nnamdi Asomugha in April 2014.

But dropping the pregnancy weight and getting back to her former physical glory has not been the motivation behind Kerry’s recent visits to the gym.

“I’ve been really focused on not being ‘back’ to anything, but being the best version of myself right now,” she emphasised. “My body is the site of a miracle now. I don’t want to be pre-miracle.”

Kerry went on to explain her manager recently told the star she looks good and seems to have gone back to the weight she was before getting pregnant.

“She meant it as a total compliment, but we had this great conversation where I was like, ‘You know what? I try really hard not to use that language, because it’s not about going backward in life’,” Kerry noted.

Although the Emmy-nominated actress loves staying fit, she does let loose every now and then.

But she does not like to consume alcohol often, as it’s limited to special occasions.

“I’m such a lightweight that if I drink, it takes me a couple of days to recover,” Kerry said. “So I prefer to do it on a beach, not when I have a three-page monologue the next day.”

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