While it is no surprise that most superstars are very self-conscious when it comes to their appearances, not all of them live a healthy lifestyle. But there are plenty of celebrities who do their best to stay fit and their status allows them to promote healthy living in a big way if they so choose. Actress Jane Fonda for instance was one of those who started the healthy living trend among celebs back in the 80s and many have joined in her footsteps living the healthy life and promoting it as they go. Here is out list of the top 10 celebrities who live a healthy life and inspire others to do the same:
1. Gwyneth Paltrow
Formerly a volleyball player, Gwyneth Paltrow has taken her love for fitness and healthy living to extremes at times. Nowadays she follows a somewhat more standard healthy living dietary plan and has recently even issued a cookbook with quite a few normal receipts for those who want to live a healthy life, but don’t want to take it to the extremes.
2. David Beckham
Possibly the sexiest man ever to live, David Beckham has made much of his career on his looks. Aside for his accomplishments on the soccer field, Beckham has made millions of dollars as a model and his healthy lifestyle is what allowed him to be such a success. David does not drink, he visits the gym on a regular basis and is a strong proponent of healthy diets, involving himself in helping young children eat well.
3. Jake Gyllenhaal
At the age of 34, Jake enjoys running and is attempting to get in shape to run a marathon. Jake also enjoys cooking and likes to include as much fresh food into his diet as possible. He famously owns a garden of his own and buys all other produce at the farmers’ market instead of the supermarkets. People’s Magazine named him one of the most beautiful people alive in 2006 and in 2012 he was number 6 on the Shalom Life’s 50 most talented, intelligent, funny and gorgeous Jews.
4. Cameron Diaz
One of the most famous celebrities out there, Cameron Diaz is a true sex symbol. According to reports Cameron enjoys both gym workouts and a number of outdoor activities such as skiing and surfing and follows a very healthy diet which has her looking like a model even at the age of 42. The year 2013 saw her top the Hollywood’s list of highest paid actresses, so she must be doing something right.
5. Jessica Biel
Jessica Biel is truly one extremely fit girl as she is a former soccer and gymnastics player who still enjoys running, walking and yoga on a regular basis. She is also an avid mountain climber, having already defeated Mount Kilimanjaro and with her sight set on Mount Everest at some point in the future. Jessica follows a strict workout and diet plan with a personal coach who leads her through the process.
6. Tobey Maguire
Famous for his role in the Spider Man movies, Tobey Maguire has earned the status of a superstar through a long and extensive acting career. Toby went full vegetarian back in 1992 and in 2009 as the trend started, he turned vegan. He has reportedly not drank alcohol since his teen years either and one of his biggest challenges considering his dietary choices is when he has to gain and lose a lot of weight for his roles. For instance, the actor had to lose a lot of weight for his role in Seabiscuit, while the Spider Man 2 required him to gain it all back for Spider Man 2. Tobey is a proponent of healthy living and has been involved in the America’s Healthy School Lunch Campaign.
7. Kate Beckinsale
Born to a couple of actors, Kate made her TV debut at the age of just 4. Her father died when she was 5 which caused many problems for young Kate who had developed anorexia by the time she was 15. However, Kate did bounce back and today she has an extremely attractive figure, which she maintains by a very deliberate dieting and workout regimen.
8. Jessica Alba
In 2005 she was a part of the 50 sexiest stars of all time list, which is a great accomplishment for anyone when it comes to physical looks. Like Kate Backinsale, Jessica too was ill at a young age and also suffered from OCD, which made it really difficult for her to lead a healthy social life. While her family did not do much to promote a healthy lifestyle, Jessica started making her own healthy meals at an early age of just 12 and has been adamant about it ever since. She only eats organic food and avoids anything that is not 100% fresh and natural.
9. Jennifer Aniston
Another superstar who absolutely despises processed food in her own admission, Jennifer Aniston has been strict about a healthy diet based on fruit and vegetables. In 2004 she was named one of the most beautiful women in the world by People’s Magazine while Men’s Health put her on the number one spot of the sexiest women of all time in 2011. Jennifer lives a healthy life that includes working out in the gym, doing yoga and eating only fresh and natural food.
10. Jennifer Lopez
You can tell Jennifer Lopez has spent a lifetime living healthy, as now at the age of 45 she still looks astonishing. Ever since the young age, Jennifer liked sports and in high school she was a successful athlete, competing in the national track championships. She is said to keep a balanced diet and eat moderately without any alcohol or cigarettes in the mix. She continues to run and complete athletic challenges and in 2008 she ran a triathlon just months after bringing twins to the world.