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If you’ve been a sentient human with even a casual interest in pop culture, Rob Lowe’s been a constant in your life. His film and TV resume—Brat Pack-packed St. Elmo’s Fire, Wayne’s World, The West Wing, Californication, Brothers & Sisters, Parks and Recreation—reads like a timeline of the past 35 years. These days you can catch this still-hunky, still-handsome devil keeping mayhem and apocalypse at bay in the smash action series, 9-1-1: Lone Star.
Seeing as Lowe’s been a paragon of healthy, active living well into middle age, we thought he might have some tips on how to keep it together during these trying quarantine times while having some fun in the process. He didn’t disappoint.
Staying active means staying hydrated, and Lowe’s got a silent but outspoken friend in Venture Pal’s Motivational Water Bottle, to keep him on the case.
“I call it my baby, people know it as my baby, and here is the baby,” he says. “This baby contains water, which you should be drinking a lot of. It has these little affirmations on it — ‘Good morning,’ ‘Remember your goal’ — with the numbers of what time it is.”
Shop it: Venture Pal Motivational Water Bottle, $23, amazon.com
Getting water into you is a great idea—now how ‘bout getting you into the water? “I’m active, I like to be outdoors, and it’s very hard with social distancing to find out what’s safe to do,” says Lowe. His solution? Get up, stand up, and hit the waves! “The other thing that I’d say has really gotten me through this is my stand up paddleboard,” says Lowe. “With it, I’m able to get out, be alone, and be healthy.”
Shop it: Rumland Inflatable Stand Up Paddle Board, $180, amazon.com
Says Lowe: “During the pandemic, I think we’re all trying to re-think what it means to be healthy...” Luckily, he’s been a brand ambassador for the folks at Atkins for years and as such gets first dibs on the newest, most delish products. Take this tasty option for a midday pick-me-up, packed with heart-healthy fiber and only 3 grams of carbs. “This is a dessert strawberry cheesecake bar, a great choice instead of doing what I usually do, which is eat actual desserts. No Bueno.” Si!
Shop it: Atkins Endulge Strawberry Cheesecake Dessert Bar, $6 for a 5-pack, amazon.com
“I think that the animals did better than the humans under the Christmas tree this year,” Lowe says, which was good news for Owen, his German short-haired pointer. (Fun fact: Owen is also Lowe’s character’s name on 9-1-1: Lone Star and the middle name of his youngest son, John!). “I got him this soccer ball that he loves.” What’s not to love? It’s water-resistant, and with a 3-inch diameter it’s small enough for pups to frolic with and large enough that choking’s not a danger for the big boys. Got a pair of pooches? Great—these come two to a pack: green and blue!
Shop it: Nerf Soccer Ball Dog Toy, $18 for two, amazon.com
Maybe your four-legged friend is less of a ball lover and more of a natural-world enthusiast. As for Owen, says Lowe: “He likes the stuffed octopus. A lot.” AXEN’s Ocean Series offers a veritable marine menagerie of fun, colorful toys. Mr. Octopus here keeps the canines entertained with its bright, squeaky sound when squeezed, and the “bite-resistant” knots inside its corduroy shell also keep your canine’s canines clean and breath fresh. And as for all those hours of distraction it’ll offer? Let’s just say your furniture will thank you.
Shop it: AXEN Ocean Series Dog Toy, $19, amazon.com
Next up: skincare! Lowe is here to help with a fave product from his own line. And why not—he’s had decades of experience getting his glamorous puss professionally fussed over. “I grew up in the business—over the years I’ve learned those tricks of what to use, when to use it, how to use it. I tried putting out a line that’s just simple and easy.” And it don’t get any easier than this aloe-scented, exfoliating, antioxidant-free cleanser. And all those benefits for just a ten-spot? C’mon, you’re making money!
Shop it: Profile Cobalt Invigorate Face Wash, $10, amazon.com
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