Celebrity trends: Tips for life from the red carpet
October 17, 2014
Transcendental Meditation and 5 other healthy celebrity trends
News about celebrity cheating scandals, eating disorders, alcohol and drug abuse make us glad not to be in their shoes. However, the habits of some A-listers set an example for all of us. Here are six healthy celebrity trends well worth following!
1. Sleep is the new black
We are all familiar with the term ’beauty-sleep’ but getting the required hours of snooze time is not just about looking spectacular.
Research shows that lack of sleep also has detrimental effects on our mental and physical health. Cameron Diaz, Matthew McConaugh and Jennifer Lopez are among those positive role-models for whom sufficient nighttime rest is a top priority.
2. Giving to others pays back
Studies show that acts of kindness, like giving money to a charity, brings happiness, reduces stress and improves health.
Elton John, Bono, Paul McCartney, and Oprah Winfrey among many others are definitely reaping the mental and physical benefits from their kindness. Not only are they giving money to various organizations but these stars also help to raise public awareness on many important issues.
3. Exercise for health and happiness
A healthy lifestyle must include some form of working out. Not only does exercise keep the doctor away, but it also fights feeling blue.
Celebrities like Michelle Obama, Jessica Biel, LeAnn Rimes and Bob Harper reportedly really love their workout sessions.
4. Workout for the brain
Humans need mental exercise just as much as a physical workout to stay healthy throughout their lives.
So, it’s good to follow Will Smith or Emma Watson in their love for books, join Neil Patrick Harris in the ranks of Sudoku ’addicts’, or take up chess like Madonna!
addiction: “Meditation is beautiful, real, overwhelming and trippy.”
5. Peace out with Transcendental Meditation
Meditation is becoming a household word. With hundreds of scientific studies proving its benefits for the body and mind, no wonder Jennifer Aniston, Katy Perry, Hugh Jackman and Russell Brand are among scores of other celebrities who have picked up this practice.
6. Gorge on veggies and fruits
We all know by now that a well-balanced diet rich in fruits and veggies keeps us in the best of shapes. Jessica Alba, Gwyneth Paltrow, David Beckham and Tobey Maguire definitely know how to put this knowledge in practice!
On top of watching what goes in their own mouths, the latter two are also vocal advocates for healthy school lunches.