We’re obsessed with celebrities, following every tiny detail about their lives. In recent years, a few female celebrities seem to be taking advantage of this fact in the best possible way – by using their fame to promote a healthy body, mind and lifestyle. Here are 11 such stars and their attempts to encourage a ‘clean’ way of living.
The Australian-born international supermodel co-founded in 2009 KORA Organics, skincare products which blend natural and certified organic ingredients. In 2010 she published a best-selling book called Empower Yourself. Recently, Miranda began a healthy lifestyle video series called The Body Beautiful. Wouldn’t we all like a body beautiful as a Victoria’s Secret Angel?
In 2009, The First Lady planted a garden in the White House, and then wrote about her experience of growing fresh vegetables, fruit and herbs. The following year, she launched Let’s Move!, a nationwide program for kids to be more active and eat healthier food. Michelle’s two daughters are a main motivation: “When I get up and work out, I’m working out just as much for my girls as I am for me.”
In 2013 Diaz wrote The Body Book, which quickly became a bestseller. The gorgeous actress shares there what she has learned about nutrition, exercise and the mind/body connection, with a personal twist: “We should all be experts in our own bodies. I don’t give a diet or fitness plan. I want people to learn critical thinking to figure out their own plan.”
The stunning Brazilian supermodel launched a natural, eco-friendly skincare line called Sejaa in 2010. Her goal was to create a cream which protects skin’s natural radiance while also protecting the health and beauty of the environment: “I have made the simplest, purest cream – an everyday cream – but it comes with an affirmation… be grateful you are here, alive and healthy.” Amen!
The Academy Award-winning actress launched Goop in 2008, her blog about health, fitness and the psyche. The blog was so successful she then published two cookbooks! Gwyneth says she’s “Very passionate about travel and health and wellness and food and trying to become a better person.” Go girl!
The talented singer began a spiritual search after she realized that material success did not cure her problems or her loneliness. She used meditation, prayer and music to find happiness and balance: “I think happiness is a state, and it’s a temporary state. So… we’re setting ourselves up to fail… I wouldn’t call it ‘happiness.’ I would call it ‘the bliss or the joy of consciousness.'” Alanis and her friends are hosting wellness workshops in California every now and then.
The gorgeous actress is known for being a green mom, and in 2011 she started The Honest Company which provides healthy, safe, nontoxic bath, body and cleaning products. The company’s worth grew to a staggering billion dollars in just four years! Jessica says she has been “On a quest to create a healthy environment for my family and myself. ”
The Greek-American author and co-founder of Huffington Post, woke up one day in a pool of her own blood after she collapsed from working too hard. This was her wake-up call. In 2014 she published the best-selling book Thrive, which teaches practical ways to meditate, get more sleep and create a digital-detox plan: “We have a much better understanding of the state of our smartphones than the state of our being.” Sad but true.
Long before she was famous, the Desperate Housewives star was a personal trainer, and she still uses everything she’s learned to stay fit and healthy. She is also cofounder of Eva’s Heroes, an organization dedicated to enriching the lives of young adults with special needs: “People think health only has to do with your physical being, but for me, it’s so much more.” Agreed.
Best known for her role as Cher in the 1990s cult movie Clueless, the beautiful actress published The Kind Diet and launched the Kind Life website in 2011 to promote a plant-based diet. “Eating ‘kind’ is about being really, really good to yourself via the foods you put into your body.” Sounds good.
Best known for playing Trinity in the Matrix trilogy, Moss launched in 2014 Annapurna Living, a website that offers courses focused on meditation. She was inspired by her role as a wife and mother: “My desire is to live in a world where nourishment is valued. I believe a nourished family will lead to a nourished world.” Beautiful.