The 30-year-old actress said, “I do Pilates because it’s important for me to have a healthy back when I’m 70 so I’m not hunched over and in pain. That’s more important to me than being thin.”
She continued by honestly reflecting on her self image: “If one out of 10 things said about me were negative, that one thing is what would stay with me. In my 20s, it would have crushed me. Now I’d be affected, but the next day I’d be fine. I’m hoping that by the time I’m 40, that reaction will be gone completely.”
You can read more of Smulders’ feature article in the September 2012 issue of Women’s Health.