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Q & A With Jane Lynch

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Well, I come from a rather musical family. No one is a musician, per se, but we always listened to a lot of pop music and Broadway shows and we were always singing at home. As for my hearing, well…I have one really good ear and that's all I need!

You’ve long supported groups like PETA and other animal rights orgs. What’s behind that passion?

It’s simple: I adore animals and always have. I mean, I love every kind, even the ones other people are freaked by -- like snakes and rats. Animals have such a deep dignity in their eyes -- and when they’re babies, oh, they are extra cute. Right now I have two dogs: Francis, a 2-year-old rescue, Olivia, a 13-year-old Lhasa Apso, and two cats.

What’s your best health habit? 

I am a "green eater." By that I mean that I eat a salad with every meal, every day based on spinach or arugula or other dark leafy -- as well as smoothies with kale or another green in the morning. I didn't always eat this way, but now that I do, it's a strong habit.

Your worst? 

Definitely overeating. I have a hard time with not overdoing things; I can be compulsive and so when I overdo things, I do it big. So basically I just work really hard not to throw in the towel because of a setback. Even though I am quite tall, for my body I can't really get away with too much of a weight swing, so it's another reason I try to eat healthy.

What’s the best piece of health advice you’ve ever been given? 

Moderation -- in everything.

What’s your health philosophy?

Your thoughts are very powerful and can even affect your health. Every day I try to stay very positive and grateful in my thoughts, and I want to send those feelings into the world toward others.

Do you have a regular exercise regime?

Not really, unfortunately. For me, it’s sort of like pulling teeth to commit to exercise. But when I am working out, it usually just involves hiking.

 Hollywood can be a really nutty place. How do you stay sane?

That’s really not an issue for me. Look, I love my life. I love my house. I love the weather. I love it all!  

What would your ideal day look like?

Okay, well, for starters, it would be perfectly sunny. I'd first have coffee with friends; then lunch with friends; then dinner with friends. I'd get home around 7 p.m., and crawl into bed with my computer and some inspirational books. You know what? I get to do that sort of day a lot. It's great.

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