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How NeNe Leakes Is Living a Healthier Life

After a blood clot crisis, she shares how she's taking better care of herself.

By Sabrina Ford

After NeNe Leakes was hospitalized in November with blood clots in her lung, she revealed that her road to recovery was tough, but, as she said, "I'm coming back."

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And back she is. In a new interview with OK! Magazine, NeNe shares that she is more focused on her health than ever before.

"Whenever you have an episode of being sick, especially when you think you could lose your life, you think, 'How do I live a healthier life?'" NeNe says. "So that's what I've done. I eat better, I'm taking my vitamins and making sure I'm getting checkups with my doctors."

NeNe, who in addition to her lifestyle changes has been taking blood thinners, talked about the emotional toll of her health scare. “I had my moment where I broke down into tears. When you’re in the hospital, your thoughts are: 'Am I going to live?' and 'Are my children going to have their mother?'"

Between her acting career, filming for Real Housewives of Atlanta, and her duties as Mom and "Glam Ma," Nene still keeps a full schedule but now she makes sure she's giving herself a little TLC.

"Before, I would go all day and all night I'd even be working in bed, just to get it in," said NeNe. "Now my team knows I don't want to meet after 6 PM. I have to give my body a rest."

For NeNe, it all comes down to one simple idea, "this is what I have learned: Always listen to your body," she said. "Because if you listen to your body, I think you will be around a lot longer."

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