Taylor Swift is the current cover girl of a magazine you might not expect to see her on – WebMD. Inside, the ‘I Knew You Were Trouble’ singer talks about maintaining a healthy lifestyle amidst a busy schedule of recording, touring and personal appearances, and also stresses the importance of focusing on the positive to keep her attitude – as well as her body – in shape.
On being grateful: “The fact is, my life is amazing, so when I’m getting too much in my own head, I try to say all the things I’m grateful for. It can be simple things, like if I’m complaining about how my cellphone is working slowly, I think about how slowly they worked five years ago. It’s OK to have glass-half-empty days, but not too many of them. I place a higher priority on being happy than I do on freaking out.”
On her workout routine: “I like to feel really tired afterward, sweaty and disgusting. I don’t care about losing weight as much as feeling good about myself. You can’t indulge without exercising, so I exercise because I love eating and I don’t want to have to live without anything. But I also exercise because on the occasional days when I’m feeling low, it always makes me feel better.”
On her relationship-revealing songs: “If there were a guy who had been incredibly kind and good to me, he would have only gotten kind and good songs written about him, and there have been those guys. Some of my favorite songs are about the wonderful people who have been in my life, like the singles ‘Love Story,’ ‘You Belong With Me,’ and ‘Back to December.’ But people also need the songs about what it’s like to fall out of love or what it’s like when your relationship takes a nosedive.”
Read more of Taylor’s interview on WebMD.com