The Oscars were this past Sunday and while the world discusses the various movies that won, we’re focusing more on the health of the stars that walked away with a golden statue.
While they each gave their acceptance speeches on stage, it would have been hard not to notice just how good they all looked. Granted they were dressed in designer clothing but this doesn’t take away from the fact that they looked incredibly healthy.
That being said, take a look below to find out how our top Oscar winners prioritize their health and well-being, just as well as they prioritize their acting.
Oscar winner’s health tips
An incredible artist, Lady Gaga showed off both her acting and singing skills in the movie A Star is Born – a role that won her an Oscar for Best Original Song.
In terms of her health, Gaga keeps herself in check by eating right, prioritizing her mental health and finding effective ways to deal with her chronic pain.
Her eating habits
In terms of her eating habits, Gaga’s personal chef Bo O’Connor revealed to People.com that the songstress enjoys fresh ingredients.
“She definitely will always have a salad throughout the day whether it’s for lunch or dinner,” O’Connor revealed. “The salad can be different and change; it doesn’t always have to be super lettuce-based, rather it can have other components that are a little bit more satisfying.
O’conner also shared that Gaga’s fridge is often filled with kombucha, greek yoghurt and a variety of fruits and vegetables. The probiotics found in both kombucha and the yoghurt can assist gut health and the vegetables and fruits help to assist general health. It should also be mentioned that Gaga is Italian and Italians are actually one of the healthiest people in the world. More on that here.
Her stance on mental health
In an interview with The Mirror, Gaga opened up about her own mental health and discussed her struggles with depression. She believes that by opening up, more people dealing with mental health issues will be encouraged to come forward and discuss their struggles,
“I openly admit to having battled depression and anxiety and I think a lot of people do. I think it’s better when we all say: ‘Cheers!’ And ‘fess up to it.”
Her chronic pain
Lady Gaga battles with fibromyalgia, a chronic pain condition that’s characterized by long-lasting head to toe pain. Not only has she raised awareness on the issues of chronic pain, but she’s also used her social media platform to share tips on how she deals with it.
Mahershala Ali nabbed the Best Supporting Actor award for his role in The Green Book.
In regards to his fitness lifestyle, Ali revealed to WebMd that he prefers to spend time on his bike as he’s always found peace when doing so. Aside from being a peaceful ride, bike-riding can improve cardiovascular health, reduce stress levels, improve both flexibility and posture as well as strengthen muscles and bones.
His eating habits
While he prefers to eat fish and chicken once or twice a week, he also regularly adopts a vegetarian diet.
Moreover, he truly believes in the power of meditation, which he makes sure to practice daily,
“It calms me and gives me the confidence that I need to do my work while putting my mind at ease. And it’s portable. I take it everywhere.”
For her role as the clinically obese Queen Anne in The Favorite, Olivia Colman had to put on 25 pounds. Granted the role won her an Oscar for Best Actress yet she was eager to lose the extra weight once the movie wrapped up.
Her body transformation
Speaking to Harpers Bazaar, Colman’s trainer revealed how the star effectively transformed her body. Dalton Wong shared that they placed an emphasis on cardio, posture and increasing muscle mass,
“We trained two-to-three times a week focusing on posture, resistance training and also cardio,” Wong shared. “She also had soft-tissue work at least every week which helped improve her flexibility and reduce tension in her body.“
Cardio exercises can improve heart health by lowering both blood pressure and LDL cholesterol levels. They also help you manage your weight and even better your sleep.
Good posture is important because it results in less strain on your body and in fact, one piece from Harvard Health revealed that poor posture promotes headaches, heartburn and even constipation. To improve your posture, Wong suggests you practice exercises that focus on your posture such as pilates and yoga.
As we age, we lose muscle mass. Loss of muscle mass can increase the risk of falls and fractures. To counter this, Wong suggests that you start off with bodyweight training and then progressing to resistance-based training.
The beautiful actress won an Oscar for Best Supporting Actress for her captivating role in If Beale Street Could Talk.
In terms of her health, King was diagnosed in her 20’s with hypertension. Although she’d always led a healthy lifestyle, her diagnosis wasn’t a result of her lifestyle habits but rather, of her family’s,
“My parents and grandparents had high blood pressure, and my grandma had triple-bypass surgery,” she told Everyday Health, “My sisters, who weren’t as active as I’ve always been, were diagnosed with high blood pressure years before.”
Her heart health
Speaking to Everyday Health, King shared how the diagnosis made her extra-cautious when it came to her living habits. Not only does she credit her slim and tone figure to detoxing, but she also revealed how she stays healthy on movie sets, “There’s usually a fruit basket on location for a snack, and I’m big on ordering protein smoothies. They keep me full longer, so I eat less”
While these Oscar winner do their best to stay in tip-top shape, click here to find out how previous Oscar winner Hilary Swank does the same.