Penelope Cruz is a Spanish actress. She is gorgeous and talented. Even at the age of 48, she has managed to remain slim, fit, and strong. What is the secret of her diet and exercise regime that gives her this great beauty and physique?
Penelope Cruz and her ageless beauty
The talented Spanish actress, Penelope Cruz is 48. But her beauty defies her age. She has a large social media fanbase. There are 6.3 million people following her on her Instagram where she posts beautiful pictures of herself. But she has never revealed her fitness regime details on her social media.
Penelope is a mother of two. She makes graceful appearances on the red carpet of various events. And she ever looks charming, fit, slim, and strong. Her great body is a proof that she does take great efforts to keep it in shape. She had disclosed some details of her diet and exercise regime in previous interviews she gave to leading news outlets. Let us go through the secrets of her elegant figure.
Penelope’s exercise regime
Penelope has been into ballet since her childhood days. She used to also practice it for 4 hours per day. She had once said in an interview:
‘The feeling of your toes bleeding but you keep going with a smile, that really shapes you,’
She had told Elle Canada that now ballet is less but she is into strength training with cardio workouts:
‘I studied classical ballet for 17 years, and it had so many benefits for me. Now I just do resistance work and a little cardio,’
She does this for an hour around 3 to 4 times in a week. She never overdoes it. Moreover, exercise is the first thing she does in the morning after getting up. She said:
‘I wake up around 7:30 a.m.; I need seven or eight hours of sleep a night. If I’m not working, I try to exercise in the morning. Then I have breakfast with my family, and if it’s a school day, I get my two kids, Leo and Luna, ready to leave.’
Exercise is for both body and mind for her. She also uses occasional long massage and adequate sleep for the mental well being.
Penelope’s food details
Penelope revealed that she never diets. Her cupboards and refrigerators at home are always full of organic vegetables and fruits. Moreover, she eats free-range meat and fish. Additionally, she likes to have quinoa, brown rice, coconut sugar, pasta, chocolate and stevia. In her words:
‘I love eating healthily. I don’t follow a particular diet, but I love organic, healthy food; my kids also eat this way.’
Penelope had told People magazine:
‘I was doing these vegetarian burgers that were amazing, and I would buy the ingredients at D’Agostino, my favourite supermarket,’
She had told James Corden that she takes salt because of her low blood pressure:
‘It’s actually my cardiologist who told me to do that, because my blood pressure is very low,’
To InStyle magazine, she had said:
‘I barely drink alcohol, and I quit smoking years ago. I don’t miss that in my life,’
Furthermore, Penelope does take supplements to have what she misses out in her daily diet.