Always one to sport her toned triceps on the red carpet, actress Regina King is no gym rat. Workouts have to be fun for the Southland star.
Lean and athletic, the 40-year-old actress makes exercise and healthy eating a priority.
Despite her healthy lifestyle, however, King hasn’t been able to out run her family history of heart disease. Her older sister, Lavelle, died of a heart attack last year.
“My parents and grandparents had high blood pressure, and my grandma had triple-bypass surgery,” she says. “My sisters, who weren’t as active as I’ve always been, were diagnosed with high blood pressure years before.”
King’s diagnosis came in her 20s, so she knew early in her life that she needed to take action. She was officially diagnosed with hypertension.