How celebs stay healthy
Yes, the rich and famous have wealth to help them stay healthy, but that doesn’t mean they can’t shell out helpful advice that we can use in our daily lives. Read some great tips on how celebs keep their physical and emotional health on point.
“Scandal” star and new mom Kerry Washington has always relied on the power of Pilates to help tighten her tone on her petite frame. Her Pilates trainer told Shape magazine that Washington does Pilates three to four times a week for an hour and that this low impact exercise is perfect for Washington given that she has a pinched nerve in her neck.
Rapper and “Nellyville” star Nelly is known for his banging physique. His tip: Even if you don’t have access to a gym, there are basic moves you can do to build muscle and tone up. He recently said that no matter what, he does 1,000 to 1,500 sit ups and pushups every day. He also likes to play basketball to get his cardio in, too.
Rapper-producer Missy Elliott says getting her Graves’ disease in check was mostly due to losing a gang of weight—70 pounds. While it was hard, she says by eating right and losing weight, she no longer has to take medication and she is managing her thyroid disease much better, the Daily Mail reported.
“Black-ish” star Anthony Anderson (who also has diabetes) recently told People.com that even having lost 47 pounds, he has also adopted a more plant-based diet. While he doesn’t know how long his vegan-ish diet will last, he is proud of how far he has come. “One morning when I woke up I was, like, ‘OK, today’s the day to start.’ And I never looked back.”
Forty-three-year-old mother of two and actress Jada Pinkett Smith nourishes her body by eating tons of veggies and lean meats like chicken and fish—with kale being one of her fave green leafy veggies. She also recommends being active every day or every other day, but at your own pace. “Remember, beauty is all about how you feel about you, no matter color, shape or size,” she says.
Have you seen comedian Mike Epps’ body lately? It’s pretty amazing—and he attributes his new buff look to taking boxing classes for cardio and strength with his trainer and former boxer, Rickey Funez.
For more lessons from the red carpet, go to BET.com.