While celebrities like Elon Musk have been open and honest about using Ozempic — aka the ‘skinny jab’ — to spark their weight-loss ambitions, Mark Wahlberg won’t be relying on weight-loss injections to carve out his washboard abs anytime soon.
The 51-year-old actor, who’s known for his 4am workouts and strict fitness regime, recently told Page Six that when it comes to losing weight and building muscle, he favors the old-fashioned methods of exercising and eating well.
“To each his own, but I do encourage people to eat right and exercise,” he said. “It’s much more [of] a lifestyle change. You’d be surprised what you can accomplish when you’re willing to do the work.”
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He went to say that “everybody has their own path,” and he’s not knocking anybody “for making their own choices.”
“But I prefer, and I’ve seen lots of people accomplish amazing things, ordinary people doing extraordinary things on a fitness base, and they’re now encouraging other people that look like them. That’s what I’m into,’ he added.
For anyone not in the know, Ozempic is the brand name for a medication that’s classified as a glucagon-like peptide-1 agonist—a class of drugs that includes semaglutide, the active ingredient in Ozempic, which mimics a naturally-occurring hormone in our bodies called glucagon-like peptide-1 (GLP-1). GLP-1 helps to stimulate insulin production, lower blood sugar levels, and suppress appetite.
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