How Gal Gadot Is Teaching Wellness to Her 'Firecracker' Daughters Through Meditation Apps squib

Gal Gadot knows exactly how to calm her daughters down before bed.

The Wonder Woman 1984 actress, who took over as the new face of Smartwater last week, is all about maintaining wellness in her home, and getting Maya, 2, and Alma, 8, down peacefully at bedtime has never been easier thanks to some savvy use of meditation apps.

Gadot, 34, says it’s all part of her constant struggle to bring good habits into her home with husband Yaron Varsano, 45, while she balances work and motherhood.

“I always try to find balance in my life and I think that being a mother and a working woman and traveling the world — it’s a struggle,” she tells PEOPLE in the latest issue, on stands Friday.

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Continues the mom of two, “But we do it in the simple things, in the small things. Like when I put my daughters to bed, I play them guided meditation apps and they’ll go to sleep. They’ll fade out like that, which is great.”

Gadot also tries to lead by example and maintain a healthy and active lifestyle to model for her little ones.

“We’re all very active. My husband is active, my daughters are like firecrackers,” she says. “And we eat healthy at the house. I think that more than anything, when it comes to children, it’s about showing them how rather than talk about that. So we try to just be that as much as we can.”

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8 years ago today my life has changed forever. Alma decided she had enough and came out a good few week before my due date. She has brought so much love and light into our home. So much laughter with cheeky funny moments, so much curiosity, both daring and naiveté . I'm so lucky to be your mother. Thank you for teaching me so much about life without even knowing you are and for giving me the most precious title I could ever ask for. I promise I'll do anything for you, love and protect you forever. Just please, don't grow up so fast.. Take your time. I can't believe you're 8 already . Love you to the moon through all galaxies double the number of grain of sand in the universe.??? Ima. @jaronvarsano

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Gadot herself keeps up a healthy workout and wellness routine that keeps her in shape as she trains for heavy-action roles like Wonder Woman.

“My workout routine changes — it’s one thing in my day-to-day life and it’s a whole different thing when I work out for a role like Wonder Woman,” she explains.

“In my day-to-day life, I make sure to work out as much as I can, at least four times a week. I take hikes now that we’re back in L.A. and the weather’s so great, and I just enjoy being outside.”

Wonder Woman 1984 hits theaters June 5.

For more from Gal Gadot, pick up the latest issue of PEOPLE, on newsstands Friday.

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