Celebrity Health Changers

Celebrity Health Changers, The lifestyles of the rich and famous aren’t always the healthiest ones. Late-night parties, drug and alcohol binges, smoking and bad eating habits can all be harmful to your health and take years off your life. Here, some behaviors that are common among the stars, and how changing them can result in dramatic health improvements and increased longevity.

According to the American Lung Association, 90 percent of lung cancer deaths can be directly linked to cigarette smoking. Cigarette addiction can also a host of other conditions — such as emphysema, heart disease, stroke, infertility, throat, stomach and pancreatic cancer and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. The good news? Kicking the habit can radically change that outcome. President Obama tobacco-free at check-up, President Obama used nicotine gum to help quit smoking,

Eating a vegetarian or vegan diet:
Former President Bill Clinton had a legendary appetite — and a famously omnivorous diet that included extra helpings of fast food, barbecue, french fries and doughnuts. But after being diagnosed with heart disease and undergoing a quadruple bypass operation in 2004, Clinton committed to completely revamping his diet. Now he eats an essentially vegan diet — with no meat, no dairy and no eggs. And that could literally be a lifesaver for him: walter scheib presidents clinton and bush liked beef ribs, bbq, whole grains, vegetables, fruits beans replace nutrients from animal products,

Drug addiction:
While celebrities with high-profile drug habits (such as Robert Downey Jr.) have their addictions — and related transgressions—tirelessly chronicled in the press, their struggles and health risks are really no different from any other drug users. Take cocaine, for example. This popular recreational drug is responsible for more visits to the ER than any other illegal drug. And that’s not surprising when you consider the drug’s effect on nervous system. Robert Downey Jr. drug use began at age 6 when father gave him marijuana,

Even the notoriously golden browned stars of “Jersey Shore” have wised up to the dangers of ultraviolet (UV) rays. After a dermatologist from The Skin Cancer Foundation visited the cast, former tanning bed addict Snooki renounced her UV habit and now claims to get her glow exclusively from much-safer spray-on tans. Among the scary facts that encouraged the change. tanning + 74 percent greater risk of melanoma, Snooki and Supre Indoor Tan Collection,

Staying up all night:
It’s one thing when late nights are a partying celebs choice, but for some stars—as well as many regular folks — lack of sleep is due to insomnia, not after-hours clubbing. But no matter what the cause, not logging a full night of zzz’s can contribute to numerous health issues. sleep + 7 to 8 hours + accepted amount, insomnia 50 percent of Americans , good sleep habits consistent bedtime, dark, quiet room limiting electronics, Drew Barrymore + reading + insomnia, Famous insomniacs + Bill Clinton, Margaret Thatcher, Madonna, Marilyn Monroe, Abraham Lincoln,

Excessive drinking:
Alcohol fuels many a Hollywood party, but dozens of celebs have also renounced the hard stuff—many after much-publicized trips to posh rehab facilities. And while moderate drinking (how much?) has been linked to some positive health benefits (what are these?), chronic alcohol abuse is nothing but trouble. health improves almost immediately after drinking stops, ben affleck + rehab center,

Starving yourself:
The pressure to be stick thin is everywhere, but no one feels it more than celebrities — whose most microscopic bulges are under the constant focus of the papparazzi’s zoom lens. But when mere dieting turns into a full-blown eating disorder, that unhealthy obsession can take a serious toll. portia de rossi + 82 pounds + 300 calories a day, portia de rossi + Unbearable Lightness,
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