Should You Take Health Advice From Celebrities?

Should You Take Health Advice From Celebrities?

Disclosure:  This is not a sponsored post.  There are no affiliate links included in this post.  All thoughts are my own and no other.  This post is now in the guidelines of the FTC.

Most celebrities are in great shape, which is why a lot of people think that they should listen to their advice when it comes to health matters. Celebrities are often sharing advice about new health fads or fitness routines that they follow, but are they really the best source of advice? 

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Taking bad advice about your health can be dangerous, so it’s important that you are careful about what you believe. This is particularly important where celebrity advice is concerned because, even though some of it may be useful, a lot of it will not be. Before you act on any celebrity health advice, you should consider these things first. 

Are They Trying To Sell Something?

This is the most important question to ask if you see a celebrity endorsing some kind of health product. Most of the time, celebrities will be paid for endorsing products, which means that they have an ulterior motive. They’re not telling you that it’s great for your health because they want to help you out, they’re doing it for a paycheck. Even if that product is terrible for your health, they will still sing its praises because that’s what they’ve been paid to do. So, if you see a celebrity endorsing a health product, do a bit of research and see whether they have an advertising deal with that company. If they are constantly endorsing their products, it’s likely that they do. 

In some cases, celebrities also have their own health product companies, which means that you can’t really trust their endorsement at all. Gwyneth Paltrow, for example, has her own alternative health company and she is constantly recommending different treatments. The thing is, many of them have actually been shown to be harmful to your health

Is It Realistic For Normal People?

This is an important question to ask when it comes to fitness plans. Celebrities often follow workout plans to get in shape for movies and they might share those workout routines for you to follow. But you have to ask yourself whether they are realistic for normal people or not. Some of them are perfectly reasonable; take Joe Rogan’s workout routine, for example. It’s all built around flexible workouts that you plan on a weekly basis. That is good workout advice that anybody can use. However, if a movie star gets up at 4 am every morning, does a 3-hour workout before breakfast, and an ice bath, then another 3-hour workout, that’s not realistic. It might get you in shape but if you have work and family responsibilities, you can’t do that every day. 

Is It Safe For You And Your Family? 

Before acting on any health advice, always ask yourself whether it is safe for you and your family. Some diets, like the keto diet, for example, can have a lot of health benefits. However, they may not be safe for kids because they have some side effects. Diving straight into an intense workout routine might not be safe if you don’t do much exercise already because you risk serious injury. 

Not all celebrity advice is bad, but you have to remember that they may have other reasons for promoting certain products. Keep in mind that they have a very different lifestyle as well so, always take their advice with a pinch of salt.  

Disclosure:  This is not a sponsored post.  There are no affiliate links included in this post.  All thoughts are my own and no other.  This post is now in the guidelines of the FTC.

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