These influential celebrities are steering the wellness revolution right now
| 2nd October 2018
Over the past 10 years wellness has become a buzzword and lifestyle for many – it’s now a trillion-dollar industry!
As avid promoters of healthy living, there are famous faces responsible for inspiring our next-gen wellness gurus.
It is these young influential individuals that will soon be accountable for shifting attitudes towards self-care and healthy living among us.
From A-listers such as Cameron Diaz and Jennifer Anniston, to musicians like Drake and Zayn Malik, read how these influential celebrities are steering this wellness revolution right now.
I’ll take care of you: Drake
Fuelling the wellness revolution one energy drink at a time, the ‘Hotline Bling’ singer has invested in MatchaBar, a start-up that harnesses the natural energy-boosting powers of finely powdered green tea, aka matcha. Further to his superfood endeavours, Drake also revealed back in March that he’s ditched meat and even suggested he might vegan, captioning an Instagram post with; ‘if two vegans are angry at each other…is it beef?’. As an inspiration and role model to young people all over the world it is thrilling to see Drake is using his platform to truly “Take Care” of himself and others.
Health tips from a friend: Jennifer Anniston
We aren’t sure what we are more envious of, Jennifer Anniston’s unbelievably successful acting career or her phenomenal figure (seriously, some people are just #blessed). Whilst celebrity diets are often viewed as overly restrictive and unattainable, the ex-Friends star insists that this is not the case for her. An open advocate for organic nutrition, Jen promotes a wholesome diet, she keeps her sugar intake low and cuts out processed food to keep her insides sparkling. More importantly, she is a long-term yogi and claims her sessions with celebrity trainer and friend Mandy Ingber are the reason for her healthy mind, body and soul!
Music for mental health: Zayn Malik
A long-time sufferer of anxiety, the ex-one direction singer has openly expressed how important it is for men to discuss mental health. Pulling out of the 2016 Capital Summertime Ball due to his struggles, this defining move provided a beacon of light for many who can identify with Zayn. Since, the recent #ITSOKAYTOTALK campaign has raised a deafening alarm to the growing male mental health crisis. With the single biggest killer of men under 45 being suicide, many celebrities including Ricky Gervais, Matthew Lewis and Harley Bonner are taking part in the campaign to give men the confidence to talk about their mental wellness.
Feeling fab: Kate Hudson
Kate Hudson is incredibly passionate when it comes to inspiring others to lead happy and healthy lifestyles. In 2013 she started her own line of athletic wear called ‘Fabletics’ and it has well and truly taken off! With her stunning workout sets and inspiring Instagram posts of her cardio and Pilates routines, it’s no surprise that Kate has inspired both men and women to take their fitness more seriously. She’s also been known to emphasise the importance of a skin workout too, stating that she loves a facial massage and toner to keep her skin looking fresh and rejuvenated.
Laughter is not always the best medicine: Russell Brand
With Brands’ loud personality and flamboyant wardrobe, it’s hard to imagine him in a moment of serious quietness. After years of addiction struggles he realised that to recover he needed to dig deeper within and confront the side of himself that he’d been trying so hard to cover up. With the help of meditation, the well-known comedian, actor, and now author of ‘Recovery: Freedom from Our Addictions’ was able to find peace. A true inspiration within this wellness revolution, he is now helping others by sharing his story and promoting the David Lynch Foundation which provides transcendental meditation classes to people in at-risk communities.
Age is just a number: Cameron Diaz
Charlies angel no.2 grew up and is now a vocal advocate for the natural process of aging, stating that beauty is not just about your face, but rather it is about how you take care of your whole body. Her principles, accompanied by a healthy dose of science, are printed in ‘The Body Book’ and ‘The Longevity Book’. Combined, these are revolutionary wellness bibles on how to look and feel well. Her wholesome, holistic and all-loving approach to aging is truly refreshing, especially today where women are constantly pressured to keep themselves looking young. So, keep doing what you’re doing, Cameron!
Serving up the sun protection: Maria Sharapova
Living in the sunshine state certainly has its perks, but like Maria Sharapova will tell you optimal skin health is not one of them (at least not if you’re not careful). Following sound advice from her mother, the international tennis champion grew up with a great awareness about the effects of the sun on our skin, and rightly so. Inspired by shocking skin cancer statistics, Sharapova co-founded the sun-cream brand Supergoop to encourage others to take her mother’s advice and let everyone know that no matter how old or young you are, the time to start wearing sun cream is now!
Queen of the green: Beyoncé
After confirmation that Beyoncé would be headlining the much-anticipated Coachella festival this year, the ‘Single Ladies’ star went vegan, announcing the news on Instagram. She followed a 22 Day Nutrition meal planner, a programme which she co-founded with her husband, Jay Z, and celebrity trainer Marco Borges. The aim of the programme was to challenge both themselves and the public to move towards a plant-based lifestyle to benefit not only personal health, but also the health of the planet. With environmental awareness growing and the love for animals spreading, veganism has been hailed the single biggest way to reduce our environmental impact on the planet.
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