Cameron Diaz won the hearts of movie goers through her light hearted performances in films such as There’s Something About Mary, Charlie’s Angels and The Holiday.  But as she embraced her forties, she moved into the role of her career, healthy living icon.  Her manual, The Body Book, is a fabulous guide to our body on a cellular level.

It is an intriguing read that takes her audience through the ins and outs of health and nutrition.  It lets us glimpse at her challenges and struggles as a Hollywood leading lady and endears us with her down to earth demeanor.  She describes how, as she has aged, she had to stop with the drive through visits and really put thought into what she puts in her body.  “Now that I understand that I create the experience of my entire life by what I eat, I have been transformed.“

What I like most about her book is that she speaks to her reader on a very relate able level.  “Every single one of us has the instinct in our body to move, to be active.  Resting after exertion and getting enough sleep are crucial activities if we want our bodies to heal and repair, but we’re meant to rest eight hours a night, not twenty-four hours a day…somewhere along the way, we started to believe that the less we had to use our bodies to labor, and the more leisure we had in our lives, the better our lives were.”

No matter what shape you are in right now, your body is an incredible, intricate machine and you have the power to make it stronger and healthier.  Cameron’s book is a truly inspirational, informative and easy read.  I encourage anyone who is interested in their health and well-being to pick up The Body Book.  You can also check out her corresponding website at  Here’s to a long and healthy life!

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