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ACM Awards 2012: Health Lessons From Miranda Lambert, Luke Bryan And More Of Our Favorite Country Stars

The Huffington Post  |  By Posted: 04/ 2/2012 12:02 pm Updated: 04/ 2/2012 12:20 pm

Last night marked the annual, toe-tapping Academy of Country (ACM) Awards -- in between the rousing performances, top awards went to Taylor Swift, Miranda Lambert, Black Shelton and Jason Aldean and Kelly Clarkson, for their duet "Don't You Wanna Stay."

While Toby Keith's performance of the admittedly catchy "Red Solo Cup" illustrates the more unhealthy habits we associate with listening to live music -- washing away our blues with a cup (or four) of beer -- the truth is that our favorite country stars also have important health lessons to share. And so to honor the positive role models at this year's awards, we gathered up some of their best advice on healthy living. Click through, then tell us which health-conscious country stars we forgot.

Reba McEntire
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The 57-year-old (and co-host of last night's event) keeps herself healthy the old fashioned way: with a sensible diet and a fitness routine.

Growing up, the country chart-topper told in an interview last year, "Our biggest treat was some of my mother's Southern cooking, filled with cholesterol."

"There comes a time in your life when you realize you have to take good care of your body," McEntire said. "That means eating right and exercising regularly."

McEntire also stays healthy on the inside, with a live-each-day-like-it's-your last mentality. After losing eight members of her performing family in a plane crash in 1991, she knows how precious life really is. "I don't think it ever quits hurting," she told Oprah's Master Class. "We learn from that situation and the biggest thing that I learned is don't go a day without telling people you love them."