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Celebrity Trainer Offers Health Advice To Us All

Celebrities might have fame and fortune over us, but when it comes to basic biology, they’re the same. Yet, somehow, the vast majority of celebrities – James Corden not included – manage to stay slim and healthy throughout their lives. So the question is, what’s their secret? And how can regular people incorporate their habits into their own lives?

Here we’re going to look at some of the advice that celebrity trainer, Harley Pasternak, gives to his high-rolling clients. Let’s take a look at what he has to say.

Eat Protein And Fibre At Least Five Times A Day

Pasternak is a great believer in eating little and often. That’s why he recommends his celebrity clients eat at least five small meals a day: three complete meals and two snacks. All of the meals should, he says, have at least some protein and some fibre. This way, he says, they know whether they are eating the right foods or not. To make life easier for the celebrities under his care, he suggests that they work out their portion sizes by using their hands. They should take a palm size serving of high fibre, whole grains or fruit, a dollop of healthy fats – like avocado – and unlimited vegetables. He also suggests making smoothies on a regular basis, using fresh, healthy ingredients. Under his tutelage, celebrities like Ariana Grande have become experts in the art.

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Get Regular Health Checkups

Pasternak is a big fan of celebrities getting regular health checkups to make sure that their lifestyles aren’t adversely affecting their health. Because celebrities are constantly on tour or working strange hours, they’re often more at risk than most people to pick up a disease or develop a chronic ailment. That’s why celebrity diets are so important: they need to have their defences bolstered to protect them against their schedules, as well as the fact that they are constantly visiting new places.

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For regular people who work in an office or a factory, services like Health Assured’s occupational health assessments do much the same. They help find out whether your job is affecting your health and provide you with early warning signs, telling you whether something is wrong. People who spend a lot of time sitting at a desk can potentially benefit enormously from a health checkup and find out if they are at risk of diseases like diabetes.

 

Unplug Your Smartphone

Pasternak constantly has to deal with celebrities who are addicted to their smartphones and constantly on their social media accounts well into the night. The problem, he says, is that celebrities often don’t realise that just looking at the screen on a device can severely disrupt their sleeping patterns. Those who stay up until 2 am posting on Facebook are exposed to blue light late into the night, and this blue light tells their internal body clock that it’s morning and that it’s time to wake up. This, in turn, makes their hormones go out of sync and reduces the quality of their sleep.

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As a result, Pasternak suggests that VIPs do things in the evening that don’t require batteries. They should take the dog for a walk, read a book or do yoga.
Focus Your Training On Your Back

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One of the things that Pasternak has noticed about a lot of people who go to the gym is that they wind up training only their “beach muscles.” In other words, they train their shoulders, chest and arms, and don’t bother to train the muscles of the back or legs. This leads to an unbalanced physique – a look most celebrities avoid. His advice for a killer physique is to focus most of your workout routine on the rear of your body, targeting the back and ignoring the beach muscles. He says that people should concentrate on the triceps, lat muscles and glutes for a balanced physique.
There’s also a link between salt intake and dark circles around the eyes, as well as a link between high blood pressure and a lack of sleep. For these reasons, it’s important for celebrities to minimise their salt intake and stick to high fibre veggies.

 

Get Rid Of Dark Circles With Sleep And Low Salt

Looking good on stage is a priority for celebrities, which is why Pasternak is so obsessed with making sure that they don’t have dark circles around their eyes. He suggests that celebrities get at least seven hours of sleep every night. Not getting enough sleep, he warns, means that they’re less likely to be active during the day, and this can end up affecting their health.

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There’s also a link between salt intake and dark circles around the eyes, as well as a link between high blood pressure and a lack of sleep. For these reasons, it’s important for celebrities to minimise their salt intake and stick to high fibre veggies.

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