11:01 AM EDT 04/25/2013
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Originally posted 04/23/2013 12:25PM
At 38, Jewel says she's learned to embrace her imperfections.
"I wore prosthetic teeth when filming as June Carter Cash and I found it funny that people thought that in a matter of two weeks, I was somehow able to straighten my teeth!" she says in Health's May issue.
"I don't think that my teeth represent my defiance of the Man ... I just don't like pain, and I never wanted braces," she explains.
Originally posted 01/30/2013 02:00PM
Long before I trained entertainers, I was an exercise and nutrition scientist for the military.
I worked in a lab that specialized in performance-enhancing substances. We gave drugs to soldiers in an effort to make them run faster, jump higher and lift more.
For a time, I was an authority on drugs and foods that improved performance. You can therefore imagine my fascination with athletes – most recently, Lance Armstrong, who confessed to doping in an interview with Oprah Winfrey – who choose to take an illegal short cut to win.
Originally posted 01/11/2013 06:00AM
From Top Chef to top cyclist!
Top Chef judges chef Tom Colicchio and Gail Simmons kicked off 2013 on a healthy note by they visiting SoulCycle's Tribeca location on Wednesday.
"While Gail was upfront wearing a SoulCycle t-shirt, Tom was in the back wearing black shorts, an Under Armour tank and a do-rag," an onlooker tells PEOPLE.
The co-judges are no strangers to the cycling craze, the source adds. "They both spin on a regular basis" and "spin together regularly when they're filming Top Chef".
After powering through the last song of the class – Beyoncé's "Halo" – Colicchio stopped to chat with Food & Wine magazine publisher Christina Grdovic.
Here's to hoping for a Quickfire Competition on a bike!
– Lesley Messer
Originally posted 11/25/2012 10:20AM
Vanessa Hudgens burned some calories on Thanksgiving with a SoulCycle spinning class in New York's Union Square neighborhood.
"She was in the middle front row in cropped yoga pants, a pink tank top and a black sports bra," an onlooker tells PEOPLE.
Although she was "on her iPhone until the class started," once things got underway, she was "really bouncy and dancing to the music."
"She had a big smile on her face," the source adds.
– Shakthi Jothianandan
Originally posted 09/24/2010 06:55PM
For newly slim, Drew Carey losing weight was a heavy decision.
"I always thought I was going to die before I was 60," the comedian, 52, tells Parade Magazine this week. "My father died of a heart attack in his 40s. I'm not an idiot. The writing was on the wall."
Not wanting to fall victim to the heart disease that runs in his family, the Price Is Right host traded his "daily hamburger" for a healthy lifestyle of good nutrition, daily exercise and willpower.
Dropping more then 70 lbs. since November, Carey now weighs in at 182 and is still working towards his goal – weighing 170 lbs. by Oct. 31.
Originally posted 05/03/2010 10:45AM
She may have climbed to the top of Mt. Kilimanjaro, but for her next athletic adventure Jessica Biel wants to go bigger.
"I'm thinking about trekking to Everest base camp," Biel, 28, told PEOPLE Saturday at the 13th Annual EIF Revlon Run/Walk for Women in New York's Times Square. "That's kind of the next goal."
In January, Biel scaled Africa's tallest peak, along with actor Emile Hirsch and members of the United Nation Foundation, to raise awareness and funds for the global water crisis. And while she's hoping to tackle another summit – or at least its base – the star admits she hasn't continued her pre-climb training.
"I'm not keeping up the same type of workout because it was a little different than what I normally do," Biel says.
Originally posted 12/15/2009 10:45AM
Alanis Morissette struggled with depression her whole life, but recently, she found an effective antidote: running.
Morissette, 35, tells Runner's World that "running has made being depressed impossible. If I'm going through something emotional and just go outside for a run, you can rest assured I'll come back with clarity."
The Grammy-winning singer, who has run two marathons, tries to live a healthy lifestyle, including eating lots of kale. But she still occasionally indulges "in red wine, and it's fun to have medical marijuana once in a while," she says. "I still party and include a little debauchery."
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