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  • Cheryl Hines Shares Age-Well Secrets

  • Actress and comedienne Cheryl Hines' stress-busting secret to aging well.
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  • Cheryl Hines may play the superficial single mother Dallas Royce on ABC’s Suburgatory, but in reality she is 180 degrees from her character, who once considered Botox injections for her teenage daughter. “Suburgatory is so over the top that people, hopefully, can’t think we’re serious,” says the 48-year-old actress, recently honored with a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame for a career that includes two Emmy nominations for HBO’s Curb Your Enthusiasm. A real-life mom to 10-year-old Catherine, Cheryl works hard to promote a positive body image at home. “I try to make sure Catherine understands that it’s not about how you look,” she says. “It’s about how you feel and how healthy you are.” Cheryl also spreads the healthy living message in a more public way, through her work with the American Heart Association (inspired by her father, who suffered a near-fatal heart attack several years ago) and United Cerebral Palsy. Here, she dishes on staying fit, aging well and getting your priorities straight. Spry: What do you think is the biggest challenge for women when it comes to their health? Cheryl: We as women are so busy trying to take care of everybody else—our children and husbands—that sometimes we don’t make ourselves a priority. When it comes to your health, you have to. It’s like they say on airplanes: “Put your own oxygen mask on before your help your child.”
    Spry: How do you encourage good health habits in your daughter?
    Cheryl: We do healthy things together. I try to get her to jump on our trampoline, or we go skiing. One New Year’s, we gave up French fries for six months. It wasn’t easy, but it was good because we had each other! Now she doesn’t eat fries much. I think it’s good to set an example—I can’t be eating a candy bar and have her eat an apple.
    This article originally appeared as on Spry Living
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