Cameron Diaz Opens Up About Getting Older, Preparing for Menopause

Cameron Diaz visits the SiriusXM Studios on December 10, 2014 in New York City. Credit: Astrid Stawiarz/Getty Images

Writing a self-help book was just the beginning. Cameron Diaz gives advice to women about getting older in the April 2016 issue of Women's Health.

"The most important things in my life are my relationships and my well-being — where I'm going as a human being in my development mentally, emotionally, and physically," Diaz, 43, said.

The Annie star gave step-by-step details on how to embrace aging and how to do it gracefully, much like what she wrote in her new tome, The Longevity Book. 

"Bone mass is really important in your twenties — after that, we don’t build much bone anymore," she told the mag. "So your twenties are your best chance to build bone through nutrition, physical activity, and strength training."

Diaz — who isn't a mom just yet — also opened up about fertility. "After 35, most women’s eggs start to dwindle," she explained. "There’s no way of knowing until you test yourself. That might be something you want to do in your early thirties if your fertility is important to you."

Us Weekly exclusively revealed back in June that Diaz and her husband, Good Charlotte's Benji Madden, are trying to have a baby. So much so, that the star has decided to take a year off from acting, one source told Us.

"All she wants is to stay home and enjoy this special time in her life," the source said. "She has told her team she won’t answer the phone for any amount of money — even though she has received offers for various things. She is adamant that she is not available for anything."

Diaz may be baby-ready, but she also is preparing for menopause. She has helpful guidance for what to do before that stage too.

"Make connections, make friends, join communities, and really honor yourself. You’re getting ready to make that transition to menopause, so pay attention to where you’re at emotionally, physically, and mentally," she said. "The women who stress have it longer and harder, but the ones who accept it have it shorter and less severe."

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