In seemingly every interview, Kate Hudson is asked the same questions: What is your secret? How do you stay so fit? What is your workout? What diet plan do you follow? And while the media loves a sound bite, the reality is that the steps you need to take to have a healthy, vibrant, and happy life can’t be captured in a 30-second clip or a short interview.
Pretty Happy is her answer to those questions.
‘I didn’t just wake up one day understanding how to take care of myself. I had to learn how to do so over time, and I continue to learn—each and every day. This is a process, and my body is constantly changing. So is yours. And when I learned how to accept that I will always be like this, I relaxed.
Our bodies do not stand still for time. When you understand yourself and connect to how you can become body smart, you realize pretty quickly that the perfect, the ideal is not the goal. Instead, the goal is feeling good in your body. That’s what leads to confidence, to feeling and looking fit, and being pretty happy. Doesn’t that sound great? I think so!’
Like everyone else, Kate is constantly on the move, with a life full of work, family, responsibilities, and relationships. In Pretty Happy, Kate shows how she honours her relationship with herself through exercise, making the right choices about what she eats, and constantly going back to the drawing board and starting fresh, instead of holding herself to an unrealistic standard of perfection and giving up when she falls short.
In her new book, Kate doesn’t tell all—she tells true, sharing what she calls her Four Pillars of Health:
· Pillar One: Cultivate an Intuitive Relationship with Your Body
Determine your body type, focus on the areas that cause you pain, physical or otherwise, and decide what your goals are for putting your health first.
· Pillar Two: Eat Well
Learn how Kate has determined her body’s food needs, and what you can do to restore your own body’s nutritional balance.
· Pillar Three: Awaken Your Body
Learn the importance of movement and the power of changing the kind of movement you do to reinvigorate yourself on a regular basis. Discover your exercise type.
· Pillar Four: The Miracle of Mindfulness
Tying it all together, Kate shares how meditation and mindfulness have changed her life in myriad ways, making her happier, less susceptible to stress, and more “in the moment” in every way. An authentic plan for an authentic life, from a woman who truly lives what she speaks, Kate Hudson’s Pretty Happy will become your mantra for health and wellness.
Kate Hudson is an internationally-renowned actress, fashion icon, humanitarian and founder of the active wear line, Fabletics. She was nominated for an Academy Award and won a Golden Globe Award for her breakthrough performance in Almost Famous. The mother of two sons, Kate makes her home in Los Angeles, California.