Celebrities who have aged horribly. “Horribly.” Let’s start by saying I understand that’s a tough word. I think this is such a complicated post because so many of the individuals on the list were once looked at as some of “the world’s most beautiful people.” In this case, overworking, lack of sleep, drugs, stress, accidents, etc. have played a major part in…let’s say…taking away from some of their beauty. First up, child star Lindsay Lohan. Even writing about her in this post makes me a little sad. I feel like I’ve grown up with her. That adorable little girl from “The Parent Trap,” WHAT HAS HAPPENED?? She’s had a few stints in rehab and her fair share of stresses, and on top of that, her bad hair, makeup and attitude don’t help the situation AT ALL.
Sometimes we forget about the twenty-somethings when talking about health and fitness. Most of the time, you’re at your lowest weight in your teenage years and then once you get into your 30’s, it’s all about how to look and feel like you’re in your 20’s…but what about when you’re actually IN that age range? Let me help you out with a few tips from some celebrities.
Superfoods. Let’s start by defining them. Superfoods are supposed to be healthier for you and they even (allegedly) help reduce the risk of cancer. They are a “nutrient-rich food considered to be especially beneficial for health and well-being.” So for example, blueberries, kale and salmon have been labeled superfoods. While they are typically high in antioxidants and vitamins, some scientists say they may be too high and Catherine Collins, a chief dietitian at London’s St. George’s Hospital says, “The term ‘superfoods’ is at best meaningless and at worst harmful. There are so many wrong ideas about superfoods that I don’t know where best to begin to dismantle the whole concept.” And lastly, there are no regulations for what is deemed an actual superfood. So pay attention when buying into the term, and beware of these in particular:
Keeping your body in shape all year around is no easy task. Just ask any celebrity you know. Lol. Obviously, their access to trainers, nutritionists, chefs, etc. etc., make things a little easier, but if you want some suggestions on how you can stay fit without having all of that extra celebrity help, keep clicking. First up: Singer Ciara. She’s always had a good body and she recently popped out a baby boy. But don’t think that’s stopped her; she recently covered Shape Magazine and says she does a lot of boxing to stay in shape. So get you some boxing gloves and start throwing some punches.
The DO’s and DON’T’s of health. There are so many tricks of the trade when it comes to getting and staying healthy. When you find something that works for you, it’s easy to decide you should stick to it. And in many cases, that could be a good thing. In other instances, too much of one thing can be horrible for you. For example, if you work out too much, but aren’t eating enough, not getting enough sleep, excessive partying, etc., etc. So to help you make healthy choices, let’s go over some of the rules. First up, Gwyneth Paltrow: DO an occasional detox like “The Clean Program.” This one is 21 days and allows for one solid meal per day.
Throughout the week, it’s easy to get bogged down by everyday life and the challenges that come along with it. Career, kids, responsibility, social life, relationships, etc, etc. When you find yourself at your desk, or if you work from home or wherever, you can easily be distracted and feel like your 8 hour day is never going to end. Take a look at these 15 midday pick-me-ups that can help you get through those long hours. First up, like Kate Hudson, if you have the luxury, schedule a midday jog/run. Or if you know you’re limited to a 30-60 minute lunch break, get up an hour earlier and start your day off with a little more energy.
There’s always a new craze or trend sweeping the nation. Diets and “being healthy” will always be popular. The past few years, the trend has been juicing and smoothies. I can imagine that if done in moderation and the “proper” way, it can be good for you. But following a trend and not knowing why you’re doing it is the worst thing, if your goal is to really be healthy. A lot of times, it’s just as packed with sugar and other bad ingredients as everything else. And sometimes they’re just down right nasty. Check out some of the drinks you should STAY AWAY from…or at least do differently.
Weight. This is such a super sensitive topic for many people, celebrities included…no matter how “perfect” we may think their lives are, they suffer from a lot of the same insecurities as everyone else. Granted they have access to the best trainers, chefs, and nutritionists, but that doesn’t exclude them from the pressures of always being at your best. AND let’s not forget they have cameras on them practically 24/7. Not only does their weight tend to fluctuate due to life’s stresses, lack of control of your eating habits, pregnancy, etc., but sometimes they put the strain on their bodies on purpose.
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Seemingly out of nowhere, Iggy Azalea exploded onto the music scene just over one year ago. While the Australian-born ‘white’ rapper certainly turned heads with her incredible style and vocals, it is her bangin’ body that really gets the people going. What is it about Iggy’s body that has so many people slobbering and hatin’ on the young female rapper? Well, besides her beautiful face, long luscious lock, and tall model-like physique, this girl has some serious assets that are turning heads and breaking hearts. Here are 15 reasons why Iggy is a registered body badass –and a woman who gets lots of looks.
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There are no “butts” about it, the age of the booty is upon us and not just regular sized booty’s, but oversized, large and round booty’s. Whether or not the trend was started by megastars like JLo, Beyoncé or reality TV stars such as Kim Kardashian, the fact remains that women are paying big bucks to reshape their backsides and get the infamous curves that seem to be taking society by storm. So if you’re not quite ready to drop thousands of dollars for butt implants or a fat transfer, besides a good lower body exercise routine (Check out the Kim K. Booty Workout here), try these 15 muscle building foods, that will help grow those glute muscles and get you on your way to a bigger better booty.