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.
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.
There was also gym class in school when you were a kid; a lot of schools don't have that now.
Unfortunately in the school systems when they're making budget cuts, PE is one of the things that gets cut out, along with art and music. Those are really important things to be teaching kids that will enhance their entire lives. It's unfortunate that schools have to make those cuts.
It's harder for parents these days to raise healthy kids when there are so many advertisements for junk food on kids' TV.
We didn't watch a lot of TV, but I think it's harder for parents nowadays because there are advertisements everywhere. It's not always the healthy choices that are being pumped out there to the kids. A lot of these sports drinks and energy drinks are not healthy for kids but they're kind of being marketed to them. But there are still so many choices available for you to make good decisions for yourself and for your children. It's just a matter of putting the effort into it.