Kristen Bell: It’s Important to Show my Children that I Care about Health & Fitness

Kristen Bell covers the November 2017 issue of Shape Magazine.

In the cover story, the Veronica Mars alumni talks about her fitness routine and why it’s important to her to show her children, Lincoln and Delta that she is committed to living a healthy lifestyle.

“It’s important to me to show my children that I care about my health and fitness enough to stay committed,” she said. “So when I’m in their room with them, I’ll do some squats. When they ask what I’m doing, I’ll say I’m getting my physical fitness in. And because they copy everything I do, the next time they pick up a heavy bag they’ll say, ‘I’m getting my workout in.'”

Being healthy is not only taking care of her body but setting a good example for her girls. 

“It’s a value I want to instill in my kids at an early age—that paying attention to your body is mandatory,” the Frozen star said. “Whether it’s putting my sunscreen on or doing push-ups, it’s not just me taking care of myself but also helping me shape my daughters.” 

Bell who is a vegetarian says healthy living isn’t about how she looks, it’s about how she feels.

“To me, being healthy means feeling good about the choices I’m making, and most important, it’s about keeping fit mentally and physically,” the actress tells. “I’m constantly reminding myself it’s not about my thighs: It’s about my commitment and my happiness level.”

Bell is married to actor Dax Shepard. To read the full interview pick up the magazine at newsstands on October 17.