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Celebrity Health Habits

Some advice on healthy living from young stars

By Miranda Rector | March 9 , 2011
Brenda Song of Suite Life on Deck talks to Scholastic Kid Reporter Miranda Rector about her healthy habits. (Photo: ©Disney Enterprises, Inc. All rights reserved. Photo: John Clifford)
Brenda Song of Suite Life on Deck talks to Scholastic Kid Reporter Miranda Rector about her healthy habits. (Photo: ©Disney Enterprises, Inc. All rights reserved. Photo: John Clifford)

For TV and movie stars, staying healthy is part of their job. So, maybe the rest of us can learn something from them about how to improve our own exercise and eating habits.

Being diagnosed with diabetes, Nick Jonas of the Jonas Brothers knows it's important to stay healthy. Having diabetes requires the patient to stick to a strict diet. It's important for a person diagnosed to stay active and eat right so they stay healthy and fit. Not doing so can risk your life.
    
"Get out and get active, whether you are diabetic or you not," said Nick Jonas. "It's important to do what you can to prevent it for the future as well."
    
Brenda Song from Suite Life on Deck tries to stay healthy with the food she eats. She's learned a lot from Disney Channel's Pass the Plate, which introduces guides to healthy foods from many different cuisines from around the world. By knowing how to cook with them, Song eats more vegetables and healthy foods.

"Because I do Pass the Plate, I've gotten to go around the world and really get to see the different types of cuisines, and really eat healthy," says Song.

At the White House, Song cooked a meal with Michelle Obama and other Disney stars as part of the First Lady's Let's Move! campaign to get kids to stay healthy and active.
    
"It's part of everybody's responsibility to take care of themselves," says Jennifer Stone from Wizards of Waverly Place.

Stone's advice is to take that first step by "making the conscious effort and decision" to stay healthy. To do that, Stone works out and eats right. "I just try to make really good choices," says Stone. "You can have what you want to eat, but in small portions."    

Any effort that you as a kid can make to stay healthy will benefit you greatly, whether it's cutting down on things like soda, candy, or chips, or getting more exercise. By doing more and more to help yourself, you can live a healthier lifestyle, says Stone.

"It's better that you do one thing than nothing," she said.

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