Topic: celebs

The Lean Author Kathy Freston: ‘Weight Loss And Health Go Hand-In-Hand’

The Lean Author Kathy Freston: 'Weight Loss And Health Go Hand-In-Hand'

Between celebs who shill for diet pills, rumors of miraculous weight loss aided by hormone injections and various “proven” supplements, and gimmicky workouts, it can be hard to parse out exactly what is true, and what is not. But here’s what, according to author Kathy Freston (and common knowledge) is always true: you kind of can’t go wrong with a healthy diet, and mindful eating habits. That’s the basis of Freston’s latest book, The Lean: A Revolutionary (And Simple) 30-Day Plan For Healthy, Lasting Weight Losswhich sounds a bit like a “diet book” but is actually, it turns out, basically just a book of good advice and awesome vegan recipes. More »

Victoria Beckham Believes That Her Body Represents “The General Public”–She Is Wrong

Victoria Beckham Believes That Her Body Represents "The General Public"--She Is Wrong

Victoria Beckham used to be a Spice Girl. She is married to one of the most recognizable footballers on the planet. Between the two of them, they have four children and are estimated to be worth more than $166 million. In May, she will grace the cover of Harper’s Bazaar for the second time. She wears a U.S. size 4, reportedly. And yet, in the Harper’s interview, she admits to tries on many of the new clothes for her forthcoming fashion line because, she says, “I stand for the general public here.” Really, Becks? Really? More »

Paula Deen Says Exercise Feels Great; I Hope Her Fans Listen

Paula Deen Says Exercise Feels Great; I Hope Her Fans Listen

The butter-loving Southern chef hasn’t exactly been our favorite health role model of late, but I’m glad to say that Paula Deen may be turning over a new leaf. After announcing that she has Type II diabetes (for three years), Deen said she’d start making healthier meals, though almost no one believed her. But she seems to be making a commitment to actually being a role model; Deen recently shared with fans at a cooking demo that she’s started cutting her portions and–here’s the best part–walking at least 30 minutes per day. She’s lost two pants sizes, she says, but most of all, she feels great. More »

Trainer Lisa Johnson Explains Pinterest Can Help You Get Fit

Trainer Lisa Johnson Explains Pinterest Can Help You Get Fit

Since its launch in 2010, Pinterest has been experiencing a pretty meteoric ride to the top. Now, the digital pinboard is everywhere, and everyone seems to be on it–even us. But the photo-centric site (and conversation surrounding it) remains mostly dominated by a handful specific themes, like wedding planning and cute food, with relatively little health or fitness content. Fitness expert and Pilates trainer Lisa Johnson, however, is using it for healthy living–and you can, too. More »

Coco Austin (Ice-T’s Wife) Is An Unlikely Role Model For Body Image And Fitness

Coco Austin (Ice-T's Wife) Is An Unlikely Role Model For Body Image And Fitness

I’ll admit it: I’ve never taken much time to ponder the body  of model and actress Coco Austin. The curvaceous wife of Ice-T just wasn’t someone who was on my radar. But a recent TV appearance, coupled with this Photoshop-free InTouch spread, have gotten my attention–and my respect. Austin’s body-positive acceptance of her figure, and emphasis on working out and being healthy, are a refreshing change from the usual rhetoric surrounding women and their bodies. More »

Chris Brown’s Grammys Comeback: This Is How Men Get Away With Domestic Violence

Chris Brown's Grammys Comeback: This Is How Men Get Away With Domestic Violence

Last night, America watched known abuser Chris Brown perform at the Grammys and, just like in the real world, no one said a thing about the fact that he once beat Rihanna. And sadly, this is why so many of us are still shocked that one in four women is the victim of domestic violence: When we all choose to ignore it in favor of lighter entertainment, it just keeps happening in silence. Giving Chris Brown a free pass is not only infuriating, it’s also a missed opportunity to talk about domestic violence…and stop it. More »

Why Gawking At Ioana Spangenberg’s 20-Inch Waist Isn’t Body Positive

Why Gawking At Ioana Spangenberg's 20-Inch Waist Isn't Body Positive

Ioana Spangenberg is a Romanian model with a 20-inch waist. According to various accounts on the internet, her body ranges anywhere from “natural” and “healthy” to “scary” to “freakish.” But regardless of what anyone has decided about her (based on one now-famous tabloid interview and some photos), no one can seem to stop staring–and it’s not healthy. Not for her or those who are gawking at her. More »

Watch Michelle Obama Adorably Beats Jimmy Fallon In Tug-Of-War, Push-Ups

Watch Michelle Obama Adorably Beats Jimmy Fallon In Tug-Of-War, Push-Ups

Michelle Obama has been all over the talk show circuit in the last few weeks, promoting the “Let’s Move” campaign, her champion cause to end childhood obesity in the United States…and proving that she’s basically a fitness bad-ass. But last night, it reached an apex of awesomeness, when she invited Jimmy Fallon to the White House for some hula hooping and potato sack races. Adorableness and inspiration ensued. More »

Dear Charlie Sheen: If You Really Want Help, Step Away From the Media

Dear Charlie Sheen: If You Really Want Help, Step Away From the Media

Dear Charlie Sheen:

We read an excerpt from your new exclusive interview with Life&Style magazine in which you make the following claims: “I’m really starting to lose my mind,” and “I’m ready to call anyone to help.”

Well, Chuckles, look no further. Blisstree, your friendly health and wellness website (for men, too, not just for goddesses!) is here for you. We are anyone.

To prove it, we’d like to offer you some health advice based on the stuff you spouted in that Life&Style article. Now, we’re not medical doctors or psychiatrists or bitchin’ rock stars, but you don’t seem to hold the former two in very high regard anyway, so this relationship could work out nicely for both of us. No offense, but the ladies and gentlemen with whom you reside and fraternize on Sober Valley Ranch don’t necessarily seem to have your best interests at heart. We do. More »