Gwyneth Paltrow feels ''more comfortable'' with her body now than she did in her twenties.

The 42-year-old actress has confessed she is much happier stripping down to her bikini after giving birth to her two children Moses, nine and Apple, 11, whom she has with her ex-husband Chris Martin.

She said: ''I feel way more comfortable in a bathing suit now than I did 20 years ago.''

The blonde beauty - who shows off her incredible figure on the cover of this month's Women's Health - puts her toned physique down to running around after the youngsters and fitting an hour of exercise into her daily routine.

She told the magazine: ''My routine is the same every weekday. I drop my kids at school. I do an hour of dance cardio, then I go to work.''

Gwyneth - who runs her own lifestyle and beauty website GOOP - ensures she maintains a balanced diet but insists she doesn't rule anything out completely.

She explained: ''For lunch I usually have a big salad with grilled chicken, and then for dinner I'll have whatever I want. Most nights I eat with the kids, like, a stir-fry of chicken and broccoli or pasta or roast chicken and potatoes.

''My food philosophy is - Nothing should be ruled out.''