Top 10 healthiest celebs
10 celebrity role models to inspire your healthy living
They may be renowned for their faddy diets, party lifestyles and stints in rehab, yet not all A-listers put their health on the back burner. To get inspiration from some super-fit and healthy stars, check out our top 10 healthiest celebs.
With her toned body and glowing skin, J-Lo clearly demonstrates the benefits of a healthy lifestyle. Having begun her career as a dancer, Jennifer has always been a fan of exercise yet she still has a healthy, relaxed attitude to diet and fitness, claiming to eat everything in moderation and stating that, while she tries to fit in regular exercise, her babies will always come first. Yet, despite this relaxed approach, super-fit J-Lo – who is also a strict non-smoker and teetotaller – impressively managed to completed a triathlon just seven months after giving birth to her twins.
Cameron Diaz is the classic California girl with her outdoorsy nature and love of exercise. Cameron has an extremely active lifestyle and perfectly toned physique and has recently embarked on a healthy eating regime to help fuel her lifestyle. As well as regularly hitting the gym, Cameron takes part in a variety of outdoor activities including surfing, snowboarding, running and skiing. The actress is also a poster-girl for good self-esteem, claiming to love her body more than ever since she hit her late thirties.
If you think that your weight is determined by your genes, take note of Jessica Alba who proves that this need not be the case. You would never know it by looking at her, but Jessica has admitted to coming from a heavily overweight family. However, rather than following in her family’s footsteps, Jessica defied her genes and took her health into her own hands by starting to cook healthy meals for herself at the age of 12. Now a long-term healthy eater, the Hollywood actress follows a strict healthy eating regimen that cuts out processed foods in favour of organic, fresh ingredients.
When it comes to healthy eating and exercise, many celebrities clearly go to extremes. It is refreshing, therefore, to see a celebrity who has conquered her demons and emerged with a healthy body image and lifestyle to match. While Kate Beckinsale famously battled an eating disorder during her teen years, the British actress has since settled at a healthy weight. While Kate follows a sensible, balanced diet and partakes in regular exercise, she steers clear of excessive training and refuses to get hung up on a pursuit of the perfect body.
Jennifer Aniston is a renowned health icon who embraces the perfect healthy combo of both regular exercise and a good diet. The Friends star reportedly cuts out processed foods from her diet and stocks up on protein and plenty of fresh fruit and veg. On top of this, Jennifer is dedicated to a varied exercise routine, incorporating cardio training, weight lifting and plenty of yoga and Pilates into her regular routine.
As a professional football player and model, David Beckham is pretty much obligated to be fit. However, on top of his intense training sessions, Beckham is also an advocate of a healthy diet and lifestyle and has recently launched a range of healthy meals to help get kids eating well too. To complement his healthy lifestyle, Beckham has also made the decision to remain teetotal; a decision which no doubt helps towards maintaining those famous abs.
No one can accuse Jessica Biel of not being up for a challenge. The A-list actress is almost frighteningly fit, regularly taking part in intense workouts with her personal trainer consisting of weight training, stretches and cardio. However, the activity doesn’t stop there. Jessica recently took part in a six-day journey to the summit of Mount Kilimanjaro and has now set her sights on climbing Mount Everest as her next fitness goal.
Spiderman actor Tobey Maguire is not only concerned with keeping his own health in tip-top shape, but the Hollywood star also joined America’s Healthy School Lunch Campaign to help campaign for healthier school lunch options; an act that is demonstrative of his passion for healthy living. Tobey also ensures his own diet is in great shape by following a healthy vegan diet and abstaining from drinking alcohol.
Gwyneth Paltrow is a star who has always carefully monitored her health and diet. While in the past the actress may have taken healthy eating to the extreme with her allegiance to the Macrobiotic diet, Gwyneth has more recently relaxed her restrictive diet while still following some of its healthier principles. Gwyneth is also an advocate of good home-cooking, having recently released a cookbook packed with healthy options.
As well as being a dedicated barefoot runner who has set himself the goal of running a marathon, Jake Gyllenhaal has a strong interest in healthy eating. In fact, the actor not only admits to being a keen cook with an obsession with recipe books, but he makes sure to include lots of fresh food in his diet. So much so that Jake is a regular at farmers’ markets and also grows his own vegetables in his garden at home.