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How Christina Applegate Stays Healthy and Happy

The actress dishes about 'Anchorman 2,' parenting, and self-esteem.

Applegate's Top Feel-Good Tips

Don't beat yourself up after birth.

"I still have my old jeans from before I had Sadie 3 years ago," the actor says. "One day I'm gonna get back into 'em. Even if it won't be one day soon."

Look for opportunities to exercise. 

For several years, Applegate tried to squeeze in her workouts during her daughter's naptime -- and didn't always succeed. "Now I can drop her off at school and race home, maybe get in some cardio and core-strength work before I need to turn around and pick her back up."

Make nutrition a priority.

"I drink a green drink every morning," she says. Research shows that colorful vegetables such as kale, carrots, and beets in green drinks and blender smoothies provide powerful antioxidants and may offer cancer-fighting properties. Green teas boast similar benefits, and may help fight weight gain, too.

Find the funny.

"I'm not the funniest person off-screen," Applegate admits. "But there's nothing better than making people laugh. That's a thrill," says the star, who has kept America in stitches for decades.

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Reviewed on September 14, 2013

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