We chatted with actress Andie MacDowell about the wisdom she’s gained in show biz and beyond.
I hike, do yoga and cycle now. They have a cycle and sculpt class where you lift weights, too. I usually don’t like weights, but I don’t mind lifting them when I’ve already got my endorphins up.
When you age, you don’t feel old. People project that you’re old onto you, but inside you don’t feel it.
I love to exercise, and I love to hike. When I hike, I’m conscious—I make sure to hear the birds, see the light falling on rocks and notice plants. I think being around nature is healthy for your mental state, and that really affects what you look like. I find my day goes better if I go on a morning hike, and I sleep better if I go on an evening hike. (Heading to L.A.? These are hands down the best hiking hotspots.)
Best health hack?
Drink a lot of water, and eat a lot of raw vegetables.
If I could say anything to my 30-year-old self, I’d tell myself to stop and take care of myself. I think you tend to force your way through difficult situations—I know I did.
Next, find out how a principal dancer at the National Ballet of Canada keeps her health on point.