Cameron Diaz says sex is her secret to staying young

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Cameron Diaz Credits Sex For Keeping Her Young

Newlywed Cameron Diaz believes that the "fountain of youth" lies between the sheets.

The 42-year-old Sex Tape star opened up to Cosmopolitan UK magazine about what keeps her young, and aside from diet and exercise, she also credits love making. "It's something healthy that we need to be doing for many different reasons," Diaz, who married Good Charlotte rocker Benji Madden in January, tells the women's magazine.

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This wouldn't be the first time Diaz has said sex keeps her young. "The fountain of youth [for me], let's see... I guess it's exercise, healthy diet, lots of water, lots of laughter, lots of sex," she told British Vogue in 2010. "Yes, sex, we need that as human beings. It's healthy, it's natural, it's what we are here to do!"

As for her other tips for looking good, the actress tells Cosmo UK that exercise is mandatory. "Once you commit and really put in the effort, your body goes, 'Oh, it's not okay to be without this,'" she says. "People say, 'My body rejects exercise.' No, it doesn't. Your mind rejects exercise."

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When it comes to the diet part of her lifestyle, Diaz never over indulges. "Remember, you don't have to have the whole cake, you can have a piece," the Annie star advises. "Don't deprive yourself. Have fun. Just be self-aware. If your equation is 80 percent good, 20 percent bad most of the time, then a little movement toward the center isn't going to affect you much."

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LOS ANGELES, CA - AUGUST 31: Cameron Diaz, Benji Madden, and Jessie J are seen at LAX. on August 31, 2015 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by GVK/Bauer-Griffin/GC Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - JANUARY 27: Benji Madden (L) and Cameron Diaz attend a basketball game between the Washington Wizards and the Los Angeles Lakers at Staples Center on January 27, 2015 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Noel Vasquez/GC Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - MAY 15: (L-R) Musician Benji Madden, author Vicky Vlachonis, and actress Cameron Diaz celebrate the launch of The Body Doesn't Lie by Vicky Vlachonis on May 15, 2014 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Jason Kempin/Getty Images for Goop)
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SUNRISE, FL - JULY 25: Benji Madden of Good Charlotte and actress Cameron Diaz during the NSYNC Challenge For The Children Celebrity Basketball Game at Office Depot Center in Sunrise, Florida on July 25, 2004. (Photo by Alexander Tamargo/Getty Images)
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(EXCLUSIVE, Premium Rates Apply) Benji Madden and Joel Madden of Good Charlotte, Lance Bass, Beverley Mitchell and Cameron Diaz (Photo by KMazur/WireImage)
LOS ANGELES, CA - JANUARY 27: Benji Madden (L) and Cameron Diaz attend a basketball game between the Washington Wizards and the Los Angeles Lakers at Staples Center on January 27, 2015 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Noel Vasquez/GC Images)
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