Danai Gurira wants women to start appreciating how powerful their bodies can be.
The 42-year-old actress has wowed audiences with her impressive physique as Wakanda General Okoye in Marvel movies Black Panther and Avengers: Infinity War and Endgame, and she revealed how she feels more empowered the fitter she is, and wants other women to share her experience.
“(Women) aren’t encouraged to understand how powerful their bodies can be. I love it when women find their power. I love it when I find a different ability in my body that I didn’t know I could find or I could learn,” she told Women’s Health magazine. “I always encourage any young women I speak to to explore that part of yourself.”
Danai recommended taking up a sport, such as boxing or lifting weights, to help women find a fitness regime they’re excited by.
“Find the thing you enjoy – and it might be lifting weights, it might be boxing. Of course, all the astounding martial arts there are to learn. It’s an exciting kind of playground to play in and to find another part of yourself,” she explained.
Elsewhere in the interview, The Walking Dead star detailed the secrets of her sleek physique, and revealed she follows a “pesca-vegan” diet, and works out with her personal trainer AJ Fisher up to four times a week, focusing on circuit training and Pilates-inspired cardio.
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