In an interview with Health magazine, 36-year-old Eva Longoria spoke about her eating habits and exercise, but she also pressed an important point: That health isn’t only about what you look like, eat, or do at the gym. Specifically, she points out that being thin doesn’t equal being healthy, despite what so many tabloids have trained us to think.
When asked about how she defines a healthy life, Longoria responded:
People think health only has to do with your physical being, but for me, it’s so much more. I remember after my divorce, I was so thin and everyone kept saying how great I looked and it was probably the most unhealthy place I’ve ever been. So it was funny what people would see as “healthy.” In my worst time, people were saying I’ve never looked better. [But now] I have a great diet and exercise routine. And I try to have a healthy outlook. I’m your everlasting, hopeless optimist!
Although she does get into details about her diet and workout, it’s nice to get this reminder that weight loss isn’t always a sign that someone has a good handle on their health. And, thankfully, the rest of her interview doesn’t read like a bunch of pro-ana tips. Kudos, Health!