Carnie Wilson And Friends Make Healthy Resolutions
Mike Falcon, Spotlight Health
With medical adviser Stephen A. Shoop, M.D.
Carnie Wilson is thrilled to be back in the recording studio again, working
on the next Wilson-Phillips release. And for Wilson, what were once resolutions
- reversing life-threatening obesity, enjoying a happy marriage, and reuniting
with her sisters in song - are now reality.
Today the rejuvenated singer is sharing her goals for 2003 and some tips to
help you achieve yours.
Wilson's resolutions for 2003 are simple: "On a physical level, I want to continue
getting as healthy as I can. On a more subtle level I want to be more loving
and positive, and give back some of the incredible support that my family, friends,
and fans have been so quick to provide to me."
Donnica with Carnie Wilson at the Society for Women's Health Research Gala
in Washington DC
"In at least one way I'm very lucky when it comes to resolutions, particularly
health-oriented resolutions," says Wilson. "I think that if you've had any kind
of health scare or major health issue, it forces you to become more disciplined
- unless you don't care about living."
But Wilson's success in keeping her resolutions of eating less, consuming healthy
foods, and exercising regularly, follow a careful and psychologically sound
pattern, say experts. And it's a blueprint that anyone can follow, whether or
not they have the impetus of medical necessity behind it.
Many of Wilson's Hollywood contemporaries are joining her in making better
health a priority in 2003.
Hollywood celebrity New Year resolutions tend to be much like those the rest
of us make. Health issues, particularly weight-loss and physical conditioning,
are the most common.
- John Travolta and Kelly Preston - "I'm trying to exercise at least
five days a week," says Preston. "Sometimes it's only 20 minutes, but with
the kids and work you've go a million things to do, so I'm not beating myself
up. John's going to continue working out three hours a day, six days a week."
Eikenberry & Michael Tucker - Eikenberry, who was diagnosed with
osteoporosis, says she wants to "continue to strengthen my bones and muscles
and do more aerobic exercise." Weight-bearing exercise can contribute to bone
density. Tuckers' resolution is simply to lose more weight before his next
trip to France, "when I can start gaining it again."
- Lynda Carter - The former star of Wonder Woman says, "My New
Year's resolution is to lose weight, and it is a constant battle. For anyone
who thinks it's an easy situation -- trust me -- it's an ongoing aspiration.
I try to burn more calories than I take in. But I don't strive for perfection.
I'd rather be healthy than thin."
Kennedy - The activist mom - who plays that role in Dharma &
Greg - has resolved to slow-cook more dinners, using friend Brother
Rick Curry, S.J.'s Secrets of Jesuit Soup-Making as a blueprint. "It's
not necessarily more time I want to commit," says Kennedy. "But planning ahead
to take that time out several days a week nourishes myself and my family with
something simple and delicious."
- Eric Braeden and The Young and the Restless cast - Braeden,
who plays male lead Victor Newman, has resolved to eat less chocolate and
more fresh fruits and vegetables. Although he works out "a lot," he resolves
to get better at Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu to keep up with his son. Victoria Rowell,
who portrays Drucilla Winters, wants to get back into her SWAT fitness regimen
military-style workouts. Susan Walters, who plays Diane Jenkins, has a simple
food-oriented goal: "I've got to stop eating my children's leftovers!"
How resolutions work
These celebrities have a good chance of making
their resolutions come true, because many of their comments reflect what makes
resolutions most likely to work.
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Created: 1/12/2003  - Mike Falcon & Stephen A. Shoop, M.D.