Best and Worst Celebrity Health Habits

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Lifestyles of the rich and famous

by Susan Hall

Health habit
Alison Sweeney works out with the EA Sports Active fitness video-game package for the Nintendo Wii. Sweeney, a mom and host of The Biggest Loser, told People magazine that the game helped her shed pregnancy pounds: "It's just a good example of how you can really get it done at home."

The skinny
What Sweeney does is right on: The game's 30-day challenge—a month's worth of increasingly difficult strength and cardio exercises—includes a progress tracker to help keep you motivated. The caveat: "You get out of it what you put into it," says Gregory Brown, PhD, associate professor of exercise physiology at the University of Nebraska, Kearney, so make sure you push yourself.

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