Fittest Canadian Celebrities

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Americans and Canadians have always had a bit of a “rivalry” as neighboring countries. But a report from the U.S. National Research Council in 2011 indicates that Canadians have a slight edge on Americans when it comes to healthy lifestyles. Life expectancy for those north of the border averaged 2.5 years longer than that projected for Americans, and a major contributing factor is lower obesity rates and healthier lifestyle habits.

Considering these facts, the Health Fitness Revolution team, led by founder Samir Becic, created the following list of the top fittest Canadian celebrities. By living their lives in a healthy and positive way, these celebrities are role models that can have a significant influence on their fans.

In no particular order:

Ryan Reynolds – Actor

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“Nutrition is everything. Everyone thinks getting in shape is 80% working out and 20% diet, but really it’s the other way around.”

  • Says he used to be really unhealthy but his role in Blade Trinity forced him to gain 25 lbs of muscle and workout six days a week- which changed his perspective on health
  • Finds is meditative to abs first instead of last- because it is what he prefers and it gets him in the workout mood
  • Meal preps
  • Eats every 2 to 3 hours
  • Eats carbs post-workout and eats none after 8 pm
  • Ran the NYC marathon in 3 hours 50 minutes
  • Climbed 8000 ft Machu Pichu

Shania Twain – Singer

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“I stick to a mixture of real raw, whole-food items, every day. I make sure I’m eating greens every day, and nuts, and food that’s not processed. I do that every day. If you end up eating breads and rice and pasta to satisfy yourself, then you’re probably not necessarily eating healthier. You might be sparing yourself some of the downsides of eating meat. But you’re not necessarily benefiting yourself by eating the starch.”

  • Eats a vegetarian diet since 1993
  • Does not eat carbs
  • Walks
  • Dances
  • Yoga
  • Pilates
  • Horseback riding
  • Has soybeans, chickpeas, or blackbeans for lunch and dinner

Jessica Lowndes- Actress and Singer

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“I love yoga, and I love circuit training where you can do five exercises, 15-20 reps of each exercise, and I do it five times in a row – it only takes twenty minutes, and you can do it anywhere. You feel instantly better.”

  • Frequently shares workout videos of her workouts for her fans to see
  • Drinks a lot of water
  • Loves yoga, circuit training
  • If she doesn’t have time to go the gym on the road, does sit-ups, pushups, jumping jacks and planks in her hotel room
  • Says she craves healthy food and loves oatmeal
  • Beleives moderation is the key to health

Celine Dion- Singer

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“You get busy with twins and you feed them so they help you to recover very fast. So I helped them help me.”

  • Is not a huge workout fan but watches portion sizes and leads an active lifestyle
  • Does the stationary bike
  • Has a Las Vegas show that keeps her fit

Missy Peregrym, Actress

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  • First workout every morning is one-on-one full-court basketball for an hour
  • Avoids food with additives and added hormones
  • Eats healthy and nutritious food choices
  • Does a gym workout with cardio and strength exercise
  • Runs
  • Has done a triathlon

Drake, Rapper

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“I’m obsessed with perfection. I want to work. I don’t want to take this for granted.”

  • Heavy curls
  • Soccer
  • Sled Push
  • Pull-ups
  • Tennis
  • Concentration curl
  • Rope Exercise

Taylor Kitsch, Actor

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“There are times when you simply can’t get to the gym as much as you’d like,” he says. “But as long as you’re eating right 85 to 90 percent of the time, you’ll be fine. It’s not realistic to expect your diet to be perfect, especially when you’re busy.”

  • Stays away from sugar and flour
  • Pays attention to how he feels as it influences his outlook on life
  • Eats 100% whole grain foods
  • Begins his meals with protein and works around that
  • Eats carbs in the morning and tapers them off throughout the day
  • Boxes regularly and started in 2006, says it keeps him honest
  • Does bag drills
  • Sprints

Pamela Anderson, Actress

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“I have Hepatitis C and I feel great, which I think has a lot to do with my diet,” Pam said in 2010. “I feel better [following a vegan diet]. I always feel healthy.”

  • A former fitness instructor
  • Was a vegetarian since her teens
  • Switched to veganism as an adult
  • Loves working out
  • Does weight training
  • Does calisthenics
  • Ran the NYC Marathon

Kiefer Sutherland, Actor

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  • Did all of his own stunts on the set of 24
  • Runs 3 to 4 miles most days
  • Push-ups
  • Pull-ups
  • Sit-ups
  • Has said that being on set and the adrenaline is his workout

Anna Paquin, Actress

061413-anna-paquin-340“As I get older, Im learning to balance that stuff better. Not focus on one thing at the expense of everything else. Sometimes its like, walk away from the elliptical machine. Go sit outside. Do something relaxing. Because you’ll be in a better mood.”

  • refrains from fast foods, black coffee, tea, unhealthy snacks, and desserts
  • Drinks a lot of water
  • Consumes a lot of fresh fruits and veggies
  • Does not believe in crash dieting
  • Runs
  • Swims
  • Boxes
  • Weight training
  • Resistance training

Keanu Reeves, Actor

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“I don’t take liberties with what I eat, but, generally, I like lots of chicken, pasta, rice and vegetables. I eat three good meals a day, but small portions. I also like the occasional beer and wine”

  • Plays basketball
  • Ice Hockey
  • Has trained in King Fu for The Matrix
  • Weight lifting
  • Recently gained some weight but has been working it off in the gym

Evangeline Lilly, Actress

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“Your mind and soul are the kings of your physique way more than any exercise you do. I was a hardcore buff girl, [but now] I go on leisurely walks and swim. My body’s 10 times better.”

  • Loves climbing trees
  • Does strength training
  • Enjoyed sword training
  • Sleeps at least 8 hours a night
  • Does not deprive herself with food- says she needs one sweet thing a diet but balances the rest of her diet out to accomodate it
  • Surfs

Rachel McAdams, Actress

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“Running through airports with pounds of luggage – that’s a good workout.”

  • passionate about biking and yoga
  • swimming
  • rollerblading
  • rock climbing
  • uses portion control
  • diet of fruits, vegetables, whole wheats, and lean meats

Ryan Gosling, Actor

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“My training is painful. But, I like it a lot.”

  • Eats whole foods
  • Is consistent with his workout routine
  • Weight lifts
  • Wears a 10-lb weighted vest while working out
  • Does a lot of core work
  • Regularly does 2 hour workouts
  • Has trained in Muy Thai

Sandra Oh, Actress

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  • Eats organic foods
  • Believes the best thing she can do for her health is to breathe and be in the moment
  • Sleeping is important to health
  • Meditates
  • Dances
  • Keeps her diet balanced

Jim Carrey, Actor and Comedian

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“Tomorrow, day 14, no wheat, dairy, sugar, coffee, soda, drugs, alcohol or tobac,” he tweeted. “A few more days till that sweet feeling but right now ain’t bad!” He added: “Clarity! Contentment! Youthfulness! Longevity! This diet, though tough at first, gives me that! Can u handle it? Just 3 weeks and you’ll see! I eat eggs, meat, fish (and) veggies cooked in olive oil, fruits, nuts, water, tea with honey or Stevia, gluten-free crackers and almond butter 4 snack.”

  • recently trained and dieted intensely in order to have a 6-pack in his movie “Incredible Burt Wonderstone,” and says the intense regimen was extremely difficult to sustain.
  • speaks wonders to how working out and eating healthy makes him feel.
  • The famous comedian recently gave up alcohol and cigarettes and started a strict new diet as part of a lifestyle makeover. Carrey is a keen runner, regularly doing five-mile runs.
  • He once did an entire interview while running on a treadmill!

Ellen Page, Actress

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Tweeted: “Ellen’s workout tip: whilst at the gym listen to the spring breakers soundtrack. U shall pump it. #fitness #tips”

  • Does not own a car and chooses to walk everywhere
  • Often seen leaving the gym in Hollywood
  • Has a personal trainer who helps her train

Cobie Smulders, Actress

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“For me, exercise is more about being healthy than about how I look”

  • maintains a healthy, balanced diet
  • works out twice a week
  • does yoga
  • likes bar method classes
  • indulges in her favorite foods, but in moderation
  • keeps almonds, fruit, and veggies on set

Avril Lavigne, Singer

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“I take care of myself, I eat right. I can’t be eating stuff that makes me tired. I cheat sometimes, I eat fast food. But 90% of the time, I’m on a vegan diet.” Avril says. “It makes me feel healthy. When I’m on tour, I stuff my fridge full with organic food and stick to that.”

  • macrobiotic diet
  • cycling
  • running
  • yoga
  • spin class

Alanis Morissette, Singer

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“I started viewing food as this sacred fuel that has to be delicious because sensuality is paramount to me. So if there is a perception of a plant-based diet just being seeds and berries, which by the way is not a terrible thing, but if the perception is that having a plant-based diet is somehow not delicious, we might benefit from throwing that on its head a little bit so we can get a little more creative in the kitchen and actually have veganism or a plant-based diet be identified more with deliciousness and sensuality.”

  • runs at least 20 miles a week
  • vegan diet
  • Battled bulimia in her teens and overcame it with therapy
  • paddle boards
  • Enjoys walking in nature

Justin Bieber, Singer

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“I have been working out in the gym, getting bigger, trying to get sexy for the ladies”

  • Drinks lot of water.
  • Eats whole grain food rather than refined products
  • Has small regular meals throughout the day
  • Eat fresh fruits rather than their juice
  • Works with a trainer for 40 minutes, 5 times a week

Carrie Ann Moss, Actress

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“People tell you the world looks a certain way. Parents tell you how to think. Schools tell you how to think. TV. Religion. And then at a certain point, if you’re lucky, you realize you can make up your own mind. Nobody sets the rules but you. You can design your own life.”

  • Pilates
  • Cardio
  • Has done extensive training for movie roles- such as The Matrix

Laura Vandervoort, Actress

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“I find it hard to always stay on track and get my vegetables and protein in,” says Vandervoort. “I decided to freeze several zip bags full of kale, half a banana and blueberries for a smoothie each morning. This makes it easier for me to simply throw the ingredients in the blender with my protein powder. I also am a huge fan of Greek yogurt–it’s another great way to get your protein. It fills me up and gives me long-lasting fuel until lunch. Add a cup of coffee and almond milk and I’m ready to go!”

  • black belt in karate
  • soccer
  • tennis
  • gymnastics

Paula Abdul, Singer

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“Find fitness with fun dancing. It is fun and makes you forget about the dreaded exercise.”

  • dances
  • well balanced diet
  • signed up for a meal delivery service

Kim Cattrall, Actress

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“I take care of myself, which includes dieting, exercising and minimising stress. I joke that I’ve been on a diet since 1974, which is basically true. I like to eat, and my body type is not naturally this thin, especially at this age. So I do watch what I eat and drink but I’m not obsessive – it’s just a way of life.”

  • works out every other day
  • cardiovascular exercise three or four times a week

 Will Arnett, Actor

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  • Made a healthy lifestyle change and decided to quit smoking and stop drinking
  • Went to the gym daily to stay fit and help cope with an emotional stress

Deborah Cox, Singer

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  • Eats wholesome foods in her daily diet
  • Lots of fruits and vegetables
  • Swimming
  • Strength training

Rick Fox, Actor

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Although we don’t usually include athletes on our lists- Rick Fox is a retired athlete and has continued to remain fit and healthy. He is a great example to retired athletes!

  • On his official blog and website, he has an entire section devoted to nutrition and fitness and what he does so that his fans can follow
  • Has been training with celebrity trainer Harley Pasternack for the past 10 years.
  • Retired NBA player, played for 13 years
  • Prana yoga
  • Has participated in a mini-triathlon for charity
  • Juices to cleanse
  • Insanity workout

Melyssa Ford, Actress

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  • Enjoys hiking in the canyons of California
  • Does lots of strength training and weight lifting
  • Frequently posts pictures of herself working out to fans

Joshua Jackson, Actor

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  • Enjoys skiing
  • Hikes
  • Basketball
  • Jogs in the mornings

Malin Akerman, Actress

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“I try to stay active as much as possible while still having fun. Thank goodness in L.A. the sun is always shining, so I love grabbing a girlfriend for a hike. Having a workout buddy helps keep me on track. My husband and I also love to take long evening walks, and with (our son) Sebastian in the stroller it adds some weight. Other than that, I take SoulCycle and Pilates classes when time permits.”

  • Stocks her fridge with nutritious snacks that are easy to grab and go
  • Pilates
  • Yoga
  • Dance classes
  • Believes in shocking the body with varying workouts to keep muscles guessing
  • Cycling
  • Hiking

Shannon Tweed, Actress and Reality Star

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  • Loves Mediterranean food
  • Stocks her fridge with healthy foods, fresh vegetables
  • Hikes

 

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