Taking care of my health

I avoid alcohol and tobacco

I take very good care of myself. I keep a very strict schedule that includes heading to bed at the same time every night and getting up at the same time every morning. This helps me to sleep soundly for 6 to 8 hours. In the morning, I start my day with a 60 minute workout. During my training session, I spend at least 10 to fifteen minutes on a gradual warm up. I thoroughly stretch my muscles and rotate my joints. I then include around 30 minutes of high impact aerobics. I might jump rope, run, bike or go through a series of jumping jacks, jump lunges and burpees. I do whatever it takes to get my heart rate elevated and my lungs working. I then switch to strength training. Sometimes I lift weights. Sometimes I use my own body weight for push ups, pull ups and plank holds. I target my legs with lunges and squats. I target my belly with crunches and sit ups. I finish the workout with a deep stretch, working to improve flexibility and range of motion. I like to add in some breathing exercises to release tension and prepare for the day ahead. I’ve found that my daily workout provides more energy throughout the rest of the day. I have a much better mind set and am more productive. I don’t have any of the complaints with aches, pains and feeling sluggish that my less active peers deal with. I also am very conscientious about my diet. I don’t eat meat, processed foods or fast foods. I avoid alcohol and tobacco. I make an effort to drink plenty of water throughout the day and take vitamins.

Training methods

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Cape Town, South Africa