Ryan Seacrest has been the face of American Idol and countless red carpet appearances for years, bringing his energy and enthusiasm to televisions everywhere. Though he has boundless energy for his countless jobs now, this wasn’t always the case for Ryan. He is almost unrecognizable as a kid, sporting glasses and quite a few extra pounds; his insecurity coupled with junk-food snacking led to a weight problem. Ryan hasn’t forgotten about his younger self, and although he’s lost the insecurity and pounds, he makes sure to stay fit and healthy no matter how busy his schedule gets.
It’s no surprise that Ryan approaches fitness in the same way that he approaches his work. According to Ryan, workouts are treated like meetings and never get cancelled so that they stay part of his schedule. Although taking time out of his busy day to exercise is a sacrifice, Ryan is most productive when he gets a workout in during the day. When on set DJing on his radio show On Air with Ryan Seacrest or co-hosting with Kelly Ripa on Live with Kelly and Ryan, he’s been known to get some quick exercises in during commercial breaks.
Although Ryan likes to stay fit and healthy, he hasn’t sworn off food altogether. He is still a huge food lover and works out to balance his diet. He stays healthy by making vegetable juices and snacking on almonds. To de-stress, Ryan enjoys playing ping-pong, going for a swim, or doing yoga; anything that helps him stay active but also unwind. Ryan also finds it important to find time to dedicate to his charity, the Ryan Seacrest Foundation, which builds specialized Seacrest Studios within children’s hospitals. These studios serve to bring education and fun to sick children battling illnesses who would otherwise not have the opportunity. Ryan (@RyanSeacrest) just opened up his 10th Seacrest Studio in Vanderbilt and hopes to bring more studios to hospitals across the United States and around the world.
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