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Bridget Moynahan Speaks Her Mind

The busy actress talks about her love of exercise, healthy food, and her role in the new series Blue Bloods.

How do you handle it when your son, who's 3, wants to have unhealthy goodies?

We just don't have them around the house. It's not like I have a tray full of cupcakes sitting out on the counter. If there is a treat involved, it's only because the healthy meals have already been eaten.

What are you best and worst health habits?

I like to nap; I think that's a really good health habit. Rest really helps you in many ways. My worst is probably too much coffee. If I'm not working I have just one cup, but when I'm working I have more. I made the mistake of getting one of those little coffee makers that make individual cups. I thought it would make me drink less but it's making me drink more.

What would you say influenced you the most when it comes to your health?

I grew up playing sports and I was on teams my whole life. I was also active during the summers in tennis camps and basketball camps. I've just always been active; it's been part of my lifestyle my entire life. There was never a moment that I wasn't working out. I think it's been instilled from my childhood.

Where do you see yourself in 10 years?

Probably with more kids and more tired. I wish I had started earlier, but it is what it is and I'm just so happy that I had the opportunity to have a child. Hopefully I'll be able to have more.  

What do you do for relaxation?

What is relaxation? Honestly, if I have a moment, I don't mind taking a nap or reading a book because I just don't have the time to do that anymore. I really enjoy escaping into a book. But it's hard to find that time.

What kind of books do you like?

I like fiction. My favorite book is one I just read by Jonathan Tropper, called This is Where I Leave You. Oh my god, I just laughed -- it's so entertaining and really well written.

What's your favorite form of exercise?

I'm working out with a trainer in New York, and we're concentrating on core work and leg strengthening, to build up strength in the lower back and get those legs nice and long and lean.

You mentioned you like core exercises. Do you do Pilates?

No, I don't. I wish I did. I had great Pilate's teacher in LA. I did it after I had the baby to build up my core again and I loved it, but I just don't have the time.

You grew up doing sports. Were your parents sporty as well?

My mother has played tennis her whole life and is still on a tennis team. My parents always had us involved in some sort of activity. My mother took me to ballet once and I just did not dig it, so we went to soccer practice the next day. I have two brothers, and I ended up being the most athletic out of all the kids.

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