Julianne Hough on Her Health: ‘It’s the Ancient Wisdom of Mind, Body, Soul’

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For most of her life in the spotlight, Julianne Hough has been known for her dedication to health and fitness. That has only grown with time, and now extends to a wellness philosophy as a whole.

“It’s the ancient wisdom of mind, body, soul, not the quote that’s on the pillow. You know what I mean?” Hough exclusively told Us Weekly at the America’s Got Talent Season 14 red carpet kickoff on March 11, of how she gets her glow. “It’s the true meaning of your mindset, what your body physically does to get energetic and then of course, it’s your creativity.”

“That is your purpose, that is your passion,” she continued. “So finding those three elements, and really finding the things that work for me.”

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Julianne Hough attends NBC’s “America’s Got Talent” Season 14 Kick-Off at Pasadena Civic Auditorium on March 11, 2019 in Pasadena, California. Amy Sussman/Getty Images

The 30-year-old ballroom dancer and actress got her start as a pro then a judge on Dancing With the Stars. She is now joining Simon Cowell, Howie Mandel and Gabrielle Union as a judge on AGT. She’s also a country singer and has the Julianne Hough Collection of activewear for MPG Sport.

While the star has long promoted an active lifestyle, she’s increasingly opened up about her dedication to mindfulness, spirituality and self-care. The combination has helped her stay confident and motivate herself in the show business industry. “I’ve been doing this for a long time now and it’s taken me a few years to figure out what those [motivational] things are, but it’s all about internalizing — coming inward and really just loving [yourself] from the inside out,” she told Us. “You can’t look externally for other people’s approval, you have to come back in and just disconnect from that to then open back out. So I’ve got a lot of tools and rituals that I do to keep me really grounded in that.”

Hough recently challenged her Instagram followers to take a 10-day morning pages journaling challenge. She also sharees video tutorials for grounding exercises, her thoughts on mysticism and her enthusiasm for crystals with her fans.

Recently, the Utah native talked to Women’s Health about how her endometriosis affects her sex life with husband Brooks Laich. “It can definitely cut things short,” she said of the pain. “It can be really frustrating.” She previously told Us that she’d opened up about her condition to help other women. “I wasn’t going to talk about it and then I was like, You know what? They say only 5 to 10 percent of women have it, but I swear it’s like 40 percent of women. Everyone I talk to has been like, ‘I have the same thing!’”

Her desire to inspire and help others will define the way she judges on the ABC talent competition. “This is something that [contestants] been working on, their craft, their skill, for so many years and I want to be a part of that and I know that’s a responsibility and I don’t take that lightly,” she told Us at the show’s opening event. “So I always try to find something, even if we don’t feel like it’s right for this show and this stage, that they still can leave and feel empowered and believe in themselves.”

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