As personal a thing as it is to address your own health and wellness, it can also be extremely beneficial to tap into external motivation. Putting it more simply, it can be nice when a prominent figure of some kind – an athlete, celebrity, or another influencer – puts forth an inspiring effort of his or her own to promote a healthy lifestyle.
In this article we’re looking at five famous people who are doing just that.
1. Jennifer Aniston
Jennifer Aniston may not be as active as she once was in Hollywood or on television, but she’ll always be an iconic figure to many for her role as Rachel on Friends. She’s also become known as one of a small handful of celebrities who simply seem not to age. By all accounts she’s achieved this through a relatively simple, and therefore surprisingly accessible health regimen. Aniston doesn’t follow a ludicrous training routine that one could only hope to match with an expensive personal trainer, and she doesn’t buy into experimental diets that would leave most people malnourished (as some “fit” celebrities do). Rather, she avoids processed foods and keeps sweets at a minimum, and relies heavily on yoga! Undoubtedly there’s a bit more to it than that, but Aniston is the powerful inspiration that even a fairly straightforward health routine can have incredible results.
2. Novak Djokovic
Novak Djokovic might be the best player in men’s tennis, currently. He’s ascended to the level of his legendary nemeses, Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal, and will be a favorite at most of the big tennis events left on the 2019 calendar. Indeed, the various internet betting companies the UK uses to offer free bets and odds listing to sports fans are sure to show as such in the coming months. Check with virtually any sportsbook and Djokovic will have either the best or second-best odds to win at the French Open, at Wimbledon, and at the U.S. Open. This all speaks to just how visible he’s become, not just as a tennis player but as an athlete and celebrity in general – and it makes it all the more valuable that he’s done as much as he has to promote a healthy lifestyle. Djokovic is a gluten-free vegan who has spoken about the benefits of yoga and meditation, and he credits all of this with having boosted his career, sometime around 2011. The results speak for themselves!
3. Sophie Turner
Sophie Turner is relatively new to celebrity circles, though much of the world now knows her name following her starring role as Sansa Stark in HBO’s Game Of Thrones. Turner will also play the part of Jean Grey in this summer’s Dark Phoenix X-Men movie and appears to be well on her way to being a Hollywood A-lister. The young actress is undeniably fit and healthy, and it could be that one day she becomes a fitness inspiration. For now, though, her contribution to the wellness discussion comes from a mental angle. Turner has been admirably open about her struggles with mental health while filming Game Of Thrones, and merely by speaking up, she has likely inspired thousands of fans to consider their own mental wellness more carefully.
4. Dwayne Johnson
Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson is a former college football player and WWE star, and currently one of the most bankable actors on the planet. And from a physical standpoint, he seems almost superhuman. Johnson is on an Olympic level when it comes to how he works out, how much he can lift, and how much he eats in a given day when he’s training to put on muscle. What makes him special when it comes to promoting health and wellness, though, is how happy and normal he seems as he does all this. That may sound like a small thing, but it’s actually reassuring to some to see that someone can be so wholly devoted to health and fitness without it consuming his personality. On top of this, Johnson has, like Turner, been open about mental health issues as well, which is of tremendous benefit to his fans from an overall wellness standpoint.
5. Michelle Obama
It’s not too often someone from the political arena is relevant on a list like this. Former First Lady Michelle Obama, however, devoted much of her time in the White House to drive efforts to make America’s youth healthier. Through these efforts, she had a lot to do with making wellness a national conversation, and helping to spark what some refer to as a wellness “trend” or even “craze” these last five or 10 years. That’s not to say Obama made all of us care more about health, but for such a prominent figure to so openly prioritize wellness above all else was certainly important on a national, if not international level.