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Here's How Lucy Liu Manages to Stay Strong and Sexy at 49

Looking good, Lucy!
Here's How Lucy Liu Manages to Stay Strong and Sexy at 49
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Looking good, Lucy!

I watched Set It Up recently because (1) I'm a sucker for cheesy rom-coms with an interesting plot; and (2) I'm a huge fan of Lucy Liu (and Taye Diggs, actually). I grew up watching Ally McBeal, where Lucy was stone cold yet so relatable. I also followed her work in Elementary for a while, and of course, who didn't live for the Charlie's Angels movies?

In an interview with FITNESS Magazine, Lucy said that she's "smarter, stronger, and more confident than [she] was in [her] twenties," and the secret to that is 10 years of Pilates: "Pilates introduced me to muscles I never even knew I had. Soon I started to feel longer and leaner."

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Everyone who loves cardio will be elated to find out that Lucy starts off her day with a cycling class at 6 a.m.—you know, right before her 14-hour work schedule. She says the morning sweat sesh "activates [her] brain."

And that's just when she doesn't have much time. On days when she has a few more hours to spare, Lucy does yoga, goes swimming, and walks her dog.

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For fear of losing the high she has after exercising, Lucy stays away from junk food because she doesn't want to stop feeling good: "If I'm really hungry, I might have a breakfast burrito with spinach, a fried egg, and tomatoes. For dinner, I have fish with steamed vegetables or a salad. But I also eat veggie pizza or pasta, because when you're standing all day, it's a workout, and sometimes you need to carbo-load."

Catch Lucy's new show Set It Up on Netflix.

*This story originally appeared on Cosmo.phMinor edits have been made by the Preview.ph editors.

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