Eva Longoria Diet, Fitness, and Exercise Tips Happy 36th Birthday, Eva Longoria — 5 Ways the Actress Inspires Health and Wellness by Michele Foley March 15, 2011 0 Reactions 12 Shares 0 0 11 1 Eva Longoria turns 36 today, and by the looks of her latest Allure cover shoot, she is doing it with grace and ease! To celebrate Eva's birthday, we're taking a look back at the many ways Eva keeps so healthy, fit, and happy in her own life. Start Being Fit Is a Lifestyle Choice What’s Your Reaction? 0 0 0 0 0 0 Eva knows that making it to the gym is easier once you commit yourself to living healthy — a regular routine doesn't hurt either. The actress recently told Allure that a "typical day" for her always begins with a workout. When it comes to fitness, Eva keeps things varied: yoga, cardio circuits, strength training, and outdoor hikes with friends are just a few ways the star stays fit. Make sure to change your own routine up often; not only does it help you and your body from hitting a plateau, but you'll also have a lot more fun finding creative ways to stay fit! 1 / 5 Have a Healthy Relationship With Food What’s Your Reaction? 0 0 0 0 0 0 When it comes to food, Eva considers herself a "big eater" but says that a healthy diet is a must if you want to take care of your body properly. Eva maintains a well-balanced diet of healthy foods but still allows herself to indulge — guilt-free — in her favorite Mexican dishes. Source: WireImage 2 / 5 Keep Active and Know Your Body What’s Your Reaction? 0 0 0 0 0 0 Eva has always been active and says that she's been sporty since she could walk! Before we knew her as one of the Desperate Housewives, Eva was a cheerleader and aerobics instructor and earned a degree in kinesiology from Texas A&M. Being active early in life and being in touch with her body have made it easier for Eva to stay on a healthy track. 3 / 5 Give Back With Your Love of Fitness What’s Your Reaction? 0 0 0 0 0 0 Even with her hectic schedule, Eva always finds ways to give back to charity — some that involve her love of sports like this celebrity volleyball tournament. Find ways to use your love of fitness toward one of the many charitable organizations like the Avon breast cancer walk or AIDS LifeCycle. Source: Getty 4 / 5 Have a Strong Social Network What’s Your Reaction? 0 0 0 0 0 0 Eva definitely knows the benefits of having strong social ties. Given that research shows having a sister improves mental health, it's a good thing Eva has three! She also surrounds herself with great friends and told Allure, "You know, some people collect plates and stamps and coins. I collect amazing, smart, interesting women." Following her divorce, Eva moved into a new home with two of her closest friends. It sounds like the actress is on track to a long life since a study has shown that social relationships can lead to a longer life. Source: Getty 5 / 5 Read More Eva LongoriaFitnessCelebrityCelebrity Fitness Fitness 3 Simple Moves For Stronger Thighs 3 days ago Favorite Holiday Gifts, Day 2: Win $2,000 to Nordstrom 1 week ago 4 At-Home Exercises For Expectant Moms 3 weeks ago Fit Mom's Facebook Photo Gets Major Backlash 10/16 4 Important Exercises Every High-Heel Wearer Should Do 9/30 How Apple's New iPhone Could Make Us All Healthier 9/16 Sign in to leave a comment Sign in with your account. Don't have an account? Create one!