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Julianne Moore’s Alternative Secrets to Staying Healthy

Ever heard of Ashtanga yoga? Julianne Moore swears by it. On the November cover of Health magazine, the actress dishes on how she stays fit, her family’s eating habits, and her love of acupuncture.

Moore explained, “I try to do Ashtanga yoga two to three times a week. I’ve also started working out with a trainer, doing light weights and a lot of jumping around. The main problem is I can’t do anything six days straight because I get hurt. That’s the thing about old age — eventually your hip starts to hurt and you have to switch to do something else.”

Then there’s “Acupuncture. For back pain, it’s amazing. I also had a period after my mother died where I couldn’t sleep. I mean, I was just in shock for the longest time and didn’t sleep for, like, a year. I was just a wreck. And I had some really intense acupuncture treatments, and it kind of reset my nervous system. So I think it’s very helpful.”


On her family’s eating habits, “[My kids] are pretty good eaters. They eat a lot of fruit — fruit’s easy — and certain vegetables. But my kids have always been allowed to have dessert. My husband thinks I’m too free and easy about that kind of stuff, but my kids will throw out a half-eaten ice cream cone if they’ve had enough, which I’ve never in my life been able to do.”

Read more of the interview at and watch below for the behind-the-scenes video!