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Ellen DeGeneres has an important message this October and she’s calling millions of people about it. For Breast Cancer Awareness Month, the talk-show host is teaming up with One a Day Women’s vitamins by sending personalized wake-up calls to your friends and loved ones to remind them of the importance of getting a mammogram or doing a self-exam. Click here to sign up for your free call! And go to Health.com to learn how to cut your breast-cancer risk. – Maureen Harrington
Plus: See other stars joining the battle against women’s cancers!
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BALANCE FOOD & FITNESS
As the host of Bravo’s Top Chef, eating with gusto is just another day on the job for Padma Lakshmi. “I shoot [the show] for six weeks and gain 10 to 15 pounds,” she explains. “I spend the next month trying to get my health back.” To help her body bounce back, the former model lifts weights, walks on a steep incline, takes spin classes and boxes three times a week. Read about how your environment affects how you eat on Health.com. – Lisa Marsh
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BOOST YOUR MOOD
For Lisa Rinna, exercise is the key to her positive mental outlook. “That’s why I work [out] so hard – because if you don’t feel good about your body, you don’t feel good about anything,” says the actress, who teaches a dance-aerobics class with her former Dancing with the Stars partner Louis van Amstel in Sherman Oaks, Calif. “I do whatever it takes so that I feel good – not just how I look, but how I feel inside.” Read about how running can have a calming effect on Health.com. – Shruti Dhalwala
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GET A BEAUTY 'PASSPORT'
Celebrity makeup artist Shalini Vadhera has collected beauty tips from women all over the world in her book Passport to Beauty ($10.17 on Amazon.com). Among the worldly advice compiled in Passport: Mix an egg yolk and 1 teaspoon of sugar for a face mask sure to give you a glowing complexion. Or for “whole-body detoxification,” add a cup of rice wine to a hot bath. And go to Health.com for a head-to-toe guide to natural health! – Maureen Harrington
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BE REALISTIC ABOUT YOUR BODY
Sophia Bush has a reality check for women everywhere. “It’s important to remind young women, ‘Listen, even skinny girls have cellulite, even Halle Berry has cellulite, and what you see in photos isn’t totally real,’ ” she tells Health magazine. To stay in shape, the One Tree Hill actress loves to box, but her main goal is enjoying life. “For me, fitness isn t about wanting to be rated with Jessica Alba on the ‘Hot 100’ list. I want to be able to hike the mountains of California with my grandkids.” – Serena Kappes