Salma Hayek: ‘I Don’t Have Time to Work Out’

06/11/2015 at 03:15 PM ET

There are those who have the motivation to hit the gym before dawn, and then there are those who are BFFs with their snooze buttons. Salma Hayek falls into the latter camp.

“Some people have the discipline to exercise in the morning, and I didn’t develop that,” the 48-year-old actress admits in this week’s issue of PEOPLE

Salma Hayek at Cannes Pascal Le Segretain/Getty

In fact, because her schedule is so hectic — she usually works at least 16 hours a day — Hayek rarely squeezes in a gym session. “I don’t have time to exercise. I am working,” she says. “I’ve had some 20-hour days.”

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So how does she manage to stay in such great shape?

“I work with a woman in London who taught me how to hold my body in a way where the muscles are activated all day long,” Hayek confesses. “So even when you brush your teeth, you’re working the muscles.”

But walking around with activated muscles 24/7 sounds exhausting! “It’s restorative yoga,” she explains. “She taught me to tone [my muscles] without clenching them. You relax them and focus on the parts that need to be used, but never with tension. If you’re aware of your body, you’d be surprised by the effect it can have.”

For more on Hayek’s workout regimen and beauty routine, pick up the latest issue of PEOPLE, on newsstands Friday.

— Lindsay Schallon

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Taylor on

She may not have time to work out, but she certainly has time to show those big bazoomies to the free world!

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Workout! you don’t mind showing those BOOBS popping out. You need to roll and push those balls up and down, Ms. I don’t have time to work out.

soph on

Jealous, Taylor?

Poppyfresh on

I find this to be true. Selma was quoted many years ago in an interview that she doesn’t and does not like to work out. I like her and she seems down to earth. Good for her! She looks great for her age!

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