As a fitness enthusiast, Htet Tayza readers, I’m constantly researching the best ways to maintain fitness in every area of my life and how to share this knowledge with those around me. This is why I want to take this opportunity to talk about celebrities and their fitness regimes; don’t imitate.
It always seems tempting to follow the latest celebrity fitness craze doesn’t it? We live in an aspirational society where corporations make money through the power of celebrity endorsement. It makes sense; celebrities have success to be envied and the thinking is that if you follow their fitness regime then you can mirror their success.
However the reality is that celebrity fitness crazes are often ill thought out and can be damaging to your health in the long run. Take the Atkins diet for example. It was immensely popular last decade and celebrities all over the world used it to lose weight by dropping carbs. However you need carbohydrates to maintain health and cutting them out can have a detrimental effect on the body long term.
Then you also have to think about practicality. Many celebrity fitness crazes require a level of commitment that is impossible to emulate in real life. Work and personal commitments mean that you don’t have the time to commit to constantly working out. It’s much more advisable to incorporate a fitness regime into your schedule.
Then you have to take into account that celebrity fitness is a billion dollar industry. Celebrities aren’t endorsing fitness techniques out of the goodness of their hearts; they’re doing it to make money. This means that you’re often not hearing about the full effects such regimes will have on your health. Always research a fitness regime before you try it.
You should also remember that the celebrity world is also known for its unrealistic portrayal of physical beauty. What looks healthy in a photo is often unhealthy in real life; the camera really does add ten pounds. You may be looking at a model on the front cover of Vogue and be thinking that she looks stunning; the reality is most likely that she is engaging in unhealthy fitness practices to look that way.
Celebrities are supposed to serve as role models but in the real world, thy often don’t. Rather than following a celebrity endorsed fitness regime, do the appropriate research and follow the one that’s best for your health. That’s the only way you are going to maintain a healthy lifestyle in the long term.