Balance is no easy feat when you’re shuttling between acting gigs in Texas, New York, and London. Kim Raver, 45, has it nailed down, though. Just a month after wrapping production on the NBC series Revolution, she moved her family to London for a 5-month stint filming 24, all while staying healthy and fit. The prolific actor -- her credits include Grey’s Anatomy, Third Watch, and The Nine -- swears by a combination of nutrition, exercise, and family time. When she finishes shooting 24, she’ll linger across the pond to visit family and explore Europe with her husband, French filmmaker Manuel Boyer, and sons Luke, 11, and Leo, 6, before jetting back to the States and her hometown of New York City.
By Jessie Knadler
You didn't see it coming. You didn't even feel it land — until a split second
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"I really love the idea of food for health. I don’t think in terms of calories. When you’re eating well you sleep better and your skin looks better. I know when I sit in the hair-and-makeup chair and I haven’t drunk enough water."
"My go-to weeknight dinner is grilled chicken breast or salmon with string beans and salad. I might put in quinoa or brown rice depending on how much cardio I’ve done. If I’m working on set, I might grab [everything] at Whole Foods and put it together myself."
"I always have almond butter, coffee, and dark chocolate in my pantry. Coffee is an absolute must. I would probably take that before I would take makeup with me somewhere! My one ahhh moment is coffee and dark chocolate."
"I think it’s important to have indulgences, because you don’t feel gypped. When I indulge, it’s usually a dark chocolate thing. Every once in a while we’ll go to the gelato place with my kids and I’ll get a dark chocolate gelato on a cone."
If the Shoe Fits…
"Sports is an amazing way to reset the clock and find balance. My three favorite things are [stationary biking], running, and yoga. When I went down to Texas to shoot Revolution, I just packed my running shoes. If I can get them on, I have no excuses."