Cameron Diaz encourages women to embrace ageing and shares her best health tips

Suzie Bakos

At 43, Cameron Diaz has the looks and body to die for but is this enviable figure an achieveable goal for other women? The Something About Mary actress believes all women should enjoy a healthy lifestyle and shares her best tips on making the most of each stage of life.

The blonde bombshell, who Gwyneth Paltrow described as her "beauty mentor", talked about embracing the ageing process in her recent interview with Women's Health.

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Cameron wants women to embrace the ageing process

"Do we keep punishing other women and ourselves for growing older, for doing something that’s perfectly natural? Or do we pat each other on the back and say, 'You’re doing amazing?,'" she said.

Cameron studied the way bodies age for her new book, The Longevity Book, and feels she should share what she learnt with women of all ages. "I want women to understand their own journey and be prepared for it," she said.

The Bad Teacher actress caused a stir on social media when she gave her 1.9 million Instagram followers a sneak peek of the cover of her book, for which she opted to go completely make-up free.

Cameron is very proud of her book

The Hollywood star explained just how important diet and exercise are for women in their 20s. "Bone mass is really important in your twenties – after that, we don’t build much bone anymore.

"Your twenties are your best chance to build bone through nutrition, physical activity and strength training," she told the publication.

For women who are considering starting or adding to their family, she suggested thinking about fertility in their 30s was the best option. "After 35, most women’s eggs start to dwindle," she said.

Hello Ladies! Happy Fall! Hope everyone is enjoying this glorious time of year; the chillier air, the changing and falling leaves; all of the markers of another year coming to a close, and a hint at the new one about to unfold. I first wanted to thank all of you who answered our call this past summer to send in any questions you might have about aging in a female body. I am so grateful for your participation, as it allowed us to address your inquries in the next volume of the @TheBodyBook. It is centered around the mental, physical and emotional journey of aging. And as we diligently put the finishing touches on the book, we’d like to ask for your help once more. This book is for you and about you and that’s why we’d like to see you on the cover. Much like the cover of the Body Book, under the jacket, were we featured women of all different shapes, sizes, builds and ethnicities. We would like for you to feel represented again, this time to show where you are in your process of aging. So we invite you to take a picture of yourself. It should look much like the one I have here; against a plain background, this general framing-you can crop closer to a portrait, and the higher-def the better! We’d like to see more of that beautiful face of yours than the body this time. And if you want to snap one with yourself and your mom and your daughter together, or any multiple generations or expressions of your journey with aging, we’d love to see those, too! And for the 50 we use on the actual cover, we’ll send you a signed copy of the book when it hits bookstores in April. So be yourself with it, be brave with it, have fun with it, and we can’t wait to see. Thank you again and Happy Selfie-ing!! Ox, Cameron To submit, click the link in my profile.

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The actress went make-up free on Instagram

"There’s no way of knowing until you test yourself. That might be something you want to do in your early thirties if your fertility is important to you."

The American star revealed that women in their 40s should put less pressure on themselves and instead, focus on really enjoying life.

"Make connections, make friends, join communities, and really honour yourself. You’re getting ready to make that transition to menopause, so pay attention to where you’re at emotionally, physically and mentally.

"The women who stress have it longer and harder, but the ones who accept it have it shorter and less severe."

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