Gwyneth Paltrow is the April 2017 cover star of Women's Health magazine and to celebrate the month, GP is rocking a red two-piece swimsuit courtesy of STELLA MCCARTNEY. In the issue, she talks about her interest in wellness & health, working out, healthy foods and more. Continue below to read some excepts from her interview. For more on GP's feature, visit WomensHelathmag.com and pick up a copy on newsstand on March 14th.
On her interest in wellness & alternative health:
When my father was diagnosed with cancer in 1998, I really started to think about the link between environmental toxins and cancer. What's the impetus behind the way our bodies are no longer able to overcome all these skyrocketing diseases, from immune disorders to autism to diabetes and cancer? What is going on? I started asking questions, and the answers were and are horrifying: You look at, just for example, graphs correlating pesticide use with just about every kind of disease. It's devastating. That exploration definitely started me down the path. I want to be healthy, to feel as good as I can.
On making Goop label items:
It started with my wanting luxurious, effective skin care without toxins. I mean, I'm an aging actress, I wanted that! Yes, it's harder and more expensive to make creams and scents and lipsticks without harmful ingredients, but without all the fillers and texturizers, you get pure, powerful actives on your skin. I love perfume, so we made a clean, nontoxic one, meaning it has an ingredient list we're fully transparent about. We're introducing a new one with each season. The unexpected thing I love about them is that, because they're made with natural essences and essential oils, they have homeopathic, Ayurvedic, and even mystical properties: There are ingredients for clearing energy, for staying strong, even one for getting rid of old lovers...
On working out:
I like feeling good, and I know I feel my best when I exercise. But it depends on the day—I definitely don't always feel like doing it. I've made it a habit, just like brushing your teeth. That's how you have to look at it. I've been a Tracy Anderson fanatic for over a decade, I'm an investor in her company, so yeah, I go every morning. I drop the kids at school, work out, go to work. I've been supplementing it a bit with lifting heavier weights lately, to deal with some lower-back-pain issues. You can't bottle a great workout.
Credit: Women's Health magazine