Christina Applegate in Origin: Laughter Truly Is The Best Medicine

Posted Tuesday December 17, 2013 9:38 PM GMT

With her new flick "Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues" slated to hit theaters tomorrow (December 18), Christina Applegate amp'd up promotional efforts by covering the latest issue of Origin magazine.

During her interview with the publication, the 42-year-old actress dished about her work outside the studio and revealed how she manages to maintain a healthy diet.

Check out a few highlights from Miss Applegates Q&A session below. For more, be sure to visit Origin!

On her vegetarian and gluten-free lifestyle:
"I’ve always tried to be pretty healthy, eating well and exercising regularly. I definitely give myself treats. When Sadie was born, my priorities shifted a bit. Instead of hitting the treadmill six days a week, I try to spend as much time with my daughter and fit in a bit of cardio during the week. Although, running and playing around with my three-year-old keeps me pretty active as it is. I’ve been vegetarian for so long now that I don’t remember anything different, so it’s easy for me to put meals together and make sure my family is eating healthy, too. I love a good cookbook like Candle Cafe’s. I like making quinoa pasta with tons of veggies and feta. Jennifer’s Way makes great pancake mix."

On her projects:
"In 2008, I created Right Action for Women, a foundation that works to educate women about what it means to be at high-risk for breast cancer and encourage them to get the appropriate screenings. We have been able to assist so many women with the high cost of MRI screening. We partnered with ASICS, who created a special edition pink product line, ASICS Right Action for Women Collection. Proceeds go toward assisting women who are fighting the disease. I am also a creative partner at Fabkids, a website that offers monthly outfits styled just for your kids. I joined Fabkids because it encapsulates everything I believe in for kids and want as a mom—celebrating kids and empowering them to express their individuality through their own personal style in a way that builds confidence and lets them shine. I am also the spokeswoman for Fruitwater. I love the brand. I like how fun and fresh they are."

On her ways of handling chaos::
"It’s hard. Sometimes I find myself not breathing, so breathing helps. We are teaching [my daughter] Sadie this since she’s just starting to have tantrums. We say, 'Breathe it out, girl,' and she calms down."

On her life being full of humor:
"Comedy can be very freeing. Laughter truly is the best medicine. There is something about laughter that can take away all the darkness."

Photo Credit: Origin

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