Thanks to social media, a rundown of Kim Kardashian’s morning wellness routine or Tom Holland’s workout techniques, are never more than a screen-swipe away.
It’s natural we look to celebs for tips on how to look and feel better. After all, Photoshop can only take you so far, and it’s impossible for them to escape media scrutiny. All of which means Kim & Co have to look their very best at all times – even with #NoFilter.
So, with that in mind, here’s a rundown of what today’s celebs are doing to hit peak health.
1. Ginger shots
Stars like Selena Gomez are known to be big fans of this distinctive curry staple. And with good cause: it’s been used for centuries to fight inflammation and boost immunity. Downing a ginger shot is also a lot simpler than using it as an ingredient, and can be great for adding an extra zing to your morning.
Should I try it? Totally! There’s lots of tasty ginger shot recipes online for you to make at home. Beware though: ginger has a unique taste that’s not loved by everyone – so don’t be afraid to add honey to dial-down the zing. Choosing Manuka Honey adds extra anti-inflammatory benefits.
2. Vitamin IV drips
Adele and Justin Bieber both use intravenous vitamin drips to re-up their energy and get a healthy boost after performing. Available in select spas, the drip is meant to give choice vitamins a VIP fast-track into your system. You can pick blends with different effects (like immune-boosting or relaxation) but you’ll always need a qualified professional to put the line in.
Should I try it? Maybe not. Some doctors say that the IV drip is just a gimmick and you can get the same blend of vitamins from a well-made smoothie. It’s also not ideal if you don’t like needles!
Gwyneth Paltrow and Kim Kardashian both have one thing in common (apart from a massive social media reach): they recommend CBD. CBD (or cannabidiol) comes from the cannabis plant but definitely won’t get you stoned. Instead, celebs say that it can help with a number of different conditions, from insomnia to anxiety and gut health. It’s now really easy to buy – you can get it as a topical cream for your body, or an oil to add to food.
Should I try it? It’s a growing health trend with new evidence emerging on its benefits. Try Manuka Pharm’s Relax Pulse Point Oil to create your own relaxing CBD wellbeing ritual.
If you already make time for meditation then you’re in good company. Mindful influencers like Oprah Winfrey, Bill Gates and Beyonce Knowles all find that it helps them stay calm and collected in the spotlight. That’s smart – since science shows that regular meditation can improve resilience and lower blood pressure. It doesn’t need to be an epic session either – just five minutes a day can help you feel more focused.
Should I try it? Definitely. Start with a mediation app or look up some decent guided meditations on YouTube. Ideally, try to meditate at the same time each day so you build a healthy habit. And don’t worry if you find it hard at first – most people do.
5. Sound baths
Kendall Jenner and Megan Markle both use the power of gentle frequencies to wash their stress away through sound baths. Often taking place in a specialist studio, practitioners use instruments like chimes and singing bowls to create a blissed out meditative ambience. It works too. There’s good evidence that certain vibrations relax the body and that the right sounds can give your mind permission to drift and unwind.
Should I try it? Why not? You don’t necessarily need a workshop near you. Instead find a sound bath soundtrack on YouTube, or just find time to escape into nature and see what you can hear when you’re really listening.