Crazy Rich Asians star Constance Wu runs six miles a day to stay in shape when she is not working

Constance Wu (36) is bringing Asian Americans to the forefront in Hollywood with her starring role in the box office hit, Crazy Rich Asians. Having also starred in ABC’s Fresh Off The Boat, Wu has become a role model for Asian American females, an under-represented group in mainstream media.

How does she manage to stay fit and healthy even with a busy schedule? Wu has trained herself to stay in shape in between shoots with her favorite go-to workout–running. “When I’m not working, I run, like, six miles a day.” she revealed in an interview with Health.

It’s easy to understand why Wu has made running part of her lifestyle. “Running has multiple benefits to both our physical and mental health,” she said. “It burns calories, improves cardiovascular health, builds strength and releases hormones that help fight depression.”

We particularly love Wu’s philosophy on eating to stay healthy. She believes knowing the difference between eating for pleasure or stress is key. “One piece of chocolate is pleasure. Ten pieces of chocolate is stress,” she says.

So if you’re looking to get leaner, lift your mood, or simply find more balance in your life, try Wu’s go-to workout. Put on your headphones, play your favorite tunes (in Wu’s case, Broadway musicals) and hit the ground running! 

This weekend Wu will be attending the Golden Globe awards as she was nominated as best actress  for the film Crazy Rich Asisans.  She is up against stiff competition however including Lady Gaga in the lead roll of A Star Is Born but Wu was very excited just to be nominated.  The Golden Globes are this weekend.  

posted Thursday January 3rd