Lessons From the Red Carpet: How Celebs Stay Healthy

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  • First Lady Michelle Obama: Strike a Pose
  • 50 Cent: Turn a Bad Situation Into a Good One
  • Mary J. Blige: Swimming Helps Me Stay Fit
  • Omari Hardwick: Playing Sports Taught Me a Lot
  • Tracee Ellis Ross: Take the Steps for a Stronger Heart
  • Kevin Hart: Work Out With Your Friends
  • Traci Braxton: You Can’t Eat Everything You Want
  • President Barack Obama: Quitting Smoking Is Hard
  • Beyoncé: Fitness Is About Your Mindset
  • Jamie Foxx: Protein, Protein, Protein!
  • Kelly Rowland: You Gotta Work Hard
  • Idris Elba: Try Kickboxing for Cardio
  • Tia Mowry: It’s Important to Slow Down
  • Drake: Endurance Is Key for the Long Haul
  • Kim Kardashian: Just Say "No" to Carbs
  • Michael B. Jordan: Rise Above Rejection
  • Keke Palmer: Love Yourself for Who You Are
  • A-List Advice
  • Kerry Washington: Pilates Is a Game-Changer
  • Nelly: If Anything, Do Sit-Ups and Push Ups
  • Missy Elliott: Losing Weight Can Do Wonders for Other Chronic Issues
  • Anthony Anderson: I’m Vegan-ish
  • Jada Pinkett Smith: Veggies and Chicken Are Everything
  • Mike Epps: Boxing Is No Joke
  • Zoe Saldana: Enjoy Life…and Food
  • Jazmine Sullivan: I’m Big! Now Carry On
  • Naomi Campbell: Yoga Does a Body Good
  • Andre 3000: Eat Your Vegetables
  • Gabourey Sidibe: Love Yourself No Matter What Size You Are
  • Lenny Kravitz: Take Your Workout to Go
  • Halle Berry: Don’t Try Crazy Diets After Giving Birth
  • Terrence J: For Leaner Abs, Eat More Protein and Veggies
  • Lupita Nyong’o: Drink More Water to Get Glowing Skin
  • Brandon Marshall: Don’t Be Afraid to Get Mental Health Help
  • Alicia Keys: Empower Yourself About HIV With Knowledge

Mary J. Blige: Swimming Helps Me Stay Fit

In the December 2013 issue of Shape, the queen of hip hop soul, Mary J. Blige, shared that to keep things fresh in her workouts, she learned how to swim. “At first it was very hard, but once I got in the water and figured out how to breathe, it was so liberating.”

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