The 10 Healthiest Celebrities

1SHARES

By: , SparkPeople Blogger
5/4/2010 6:13 AM   :  17 comments   :  8,654 Views

Via That's Fit

10. Michelle Williams
This Dawson's Creek alum and Brooklyn mom turned to yoga for healing after her ex-boyfriend Heath Ledger's untimely death. "Yoga gave me relief like nothing else; it made me a better person and a better mother. I could come back to my daughter anew," she said in this month's issue of Marie Claire. She felt so inspired that she started the Yoga for Single Moms project, which provides free yoga classes and child care to single moms who seriously need a savasana.

9. Donna Karan
Designer Donna Karan has been a practicing yoga since she was 18. After establishing herself as seminal New York City fashion designer, she went on a personal spiritual exploration, trying everything from Reiki and crystals to Kabbalah. She's abandoned her carnivorous past for a raw-food diet, Jill Pettijohn's nutritional cleanses, and is a patient of integrative physician Dr. Frank Lipman. Karan has become a wellness force in the city: She helped create and fund integrative health and healing programs for cancer patients used in New York City hospitals through her Urban Zen Foundation.

8. Christy Turlington
Christy Turlington is a supermodel who's also pretty on the inside. The Tribeca-based yogi is a contributing editor to Yoga Journal and wrote Living Yoga: Creating a Life Practice to share her yogic experiences. She frequents Physique 57 and is a vegetarian. In 1999, she created Sundari, an Ayurveda-inspired luxury skin-care line, which she has since sold. And she went on to make a documentary film, No Woman, No Cry, that calls attention to maternal mortality around the world, which debuted at the 2010 Tribeca Film Festival. Turlington has also lent her star power to CARE and anti-smoking campaigns.

Get the rest of the list at That's Fit

Stories You Might Like:


Do you have a celebrity fitness role model? Who?

Provided photo


Click here to to redeem your SparkPoints
  You will earn 5 SparkPoints
 

NEXT ENTRY >   In the Company of SparkPeople Heroes

Great Stories from around the Web

Comments

  • 17
    I am disappointed that this is a list of ONLY yogis. How about a list of celebrities that do other things, like dance, weight lifting, hiking, etc? That would be nice. This is sort of like a "if you don't do yoga then you aren't healthy" list. - 6/23/2011   6:53:19 PM
  • 16
    WOW These people have been living a healthy lifestyle for a long time....and you people are mad at them....First off sparkpeople didnt write the article....And the name was the 10 healthiest......Not the 10 fittest people.....Madonna has been known for years for healthy lifestyle......And natalie portman in the swan are you people kidding me, now I personally cant speak for all of them but I also dont follow their every last move either..........Give respect where it is deserved.... Its not Brittney spears, lindsey lohan or paris hilton on that list.... Give SP a break they just try to bring us stuff to read about everyday .... Grow up people and deal with it...... - 6/1/2011   1:11:46 PM
  • 15
    These women don't even look healthy - they look malnourished... I, too, am disappointed and disturbed to find this article/blog featured on SP. - 5/4/2011   3:20:42 PM
  • 14
    What a total crock! According to this article all you need to do to be labeled "healthy" is become a walking skeleton by eating or practicing something weird, Eastern, and contrary to both medical science and the Judeo-Christian ethic. No thank you, I am happy to follow the tried and true methods of the myriads of strong, hard-working, long-lived, emotionally-stable "unhealthy" nobodies who eat a balanced diet, faithfully do old-fashioned American exercise; and zestfully follow the faith and wisdom of my robust ancestors. Okay, so I am closed-minded--that means my brain hasn't fallen out. Whoever posted this article can't say the same. Gwyneth Paltrow was under treatment for having brittle bones usually found in 80-year-old+ women, probably caused by her crazy diets and cleanses. Donna Karan and I are the same age, but she looks old enough to be my mother; that can't be because of good health! How could anyone in Sparkpeople approved the posting of this blog? The members come here for truth, or at least as close as we can come to it, and I feel posting this pile of deception is a grave betrayal of the member's trust. - 5/4/2011   2:02:47 PM
  • 13
    Sparkpeople, you are better than this! Yoga, disordred eating and being super skinny does not make one healthy. - 5/4/2011   1:43:41 PM
  • LORTHOM2001
    12
    please...let US ALL not make SP spiral into the downward curve like all other fake, fictitious and superficial celebrity diet pages. We have to keep it real for realness sake! - 5/4/2011   12:47:47 PM
  • SHARILEE_OHIO
    11
    I am disappointed in SP for featuring this article. Most of the celebrities listed following extreme diets and unrealistic diets. - 5/4/2011   12:44:21 PM
  • 10
    Since when is yoga practice a barometer for health? - 5/4/2011   11:38:03 AM
  • 9
    Sorry but the majority of these celebs are not healthy. There is a difference between health and health obsession (unfortunately for these ladies it's their job). - 5/4/2011   11:30:51 AM
  • 8
    I'm actually disappointed SP are featuring this- a lot of the things done by these celebrities are nowhere near healthy and some even dangerous . I think it sends the wrong message to readers, making them think that liquid diets, 'cleanses' and many hours of exercise every day are good for you. They're not. - 5/4/2011   10:48:26 AM
  • 7
    I'm concerned by this list as being "healthy" women. Super skinny doesn't equal healthy. The extreme diets and workout regimes are not realistic or in the realm of being helathy. That's just my two cents. - 5/4/2011   10:33:55 AM
  • 6
    While I think yoga is the key to mental and physical health... some of the diets mentioned here are extreme and not realistic. My boyfriend is a vegan and I eat vegan about 50% of the time, but the macrobiotic diets and juice cleanses are not something I would EVER suggest to anyone. They deplete your body of the necessary nutrients and they put you at risk for eating disorders and immune system attacks. No way are many of these people healthy.

    Also, how could anyone support the quote: Natalie's favorite meal is an order of Brussels sprouts with juice? - 5/4/2011   10:11:12 AM
  • 5
    i read the full article. i wish i had the juice options available that a lot of the celebs use! the fancy gyms would be nice too :) oh, and the ability to make my entire day revolve around being healthy...
    - 5/4/2011   10:10:20 AM
  • 4
    I agree with Reyhne. Gwyneth Paltrow is notorious for disordered eating habits, like eating naked in front of a mirror ( http://www.dailymail.co.uk/debate/a
    rticle-1215700/EPHRAIM-HARDCASTLE-E
    ating-naked-good-nudes-slim-actress
    -Gwyneth-Paltrow.html
    ), and a diet and exercise plan that caused a British reporter, who decided to see what all the hype was about and try the diet and workout for herself, to black out ( http://www.dailymail.co.uk/health/a
    rticle-1367879/Gwyneth-Paltrows-per
    sonal-trainer-Tracy-Andersons-diet-
    plan-gave-blackouts.html
    ).
    Madonna also follows a ridiculous diet and exercise regimen ( http://www.celebitchy.com/11302/mad
    onnas_trainer_reveals_insane_starva
    tion_diet_with_2_hourday_workout
    /), and has been rumored to tell dinner guests the exact calorie, protein, fat, etc. breakdown of their foods ( http://munfitnessblog.com/do-you-wa
    nt-to-have-body-like-madonna
    /). - 5/4/2011   9:45:22 AM
  • 3
    Wow, I can't believe Gwenyth Paltrow made the list. Her trainer Tracy Anderson endorses a very low sub-1000 calorie diet (with 2 hours of exercise a day!!) and advises clients not to lift anything heavier than 3 lbs. There's nothing healthy about that, nor is there anything healthy about the crazy cleanses she does. - 5/4/2011   9:36:01 AM
  • REYHNE
    2
    I think any list that includes Gweneth Paltrow as one of the healthiest celebrities is poorly researched at best. - 5/4/2011   9:25:58 AM
  • 1
    I noticed a common thread among those featured:YOGA. That reminds me, time to hit the mat :) - 5/4/2011   7:30:08 AM

Please Log In To Leave A Comment:    Log in now ›


Join SparkPeople.com

x Lose 10 Pounds by January 7! Get a FREE Personalized Plan