“Going to Get a Jug”: Inspired by Tom Brady, This Pro Football HOF-er Once Decided to Consume 15 Cups of Water Every Day

Published 05/22/2023, 8:30 AM EDT

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Athletes inspire people to be fit in life and understand health as a priority in life. Something similar happened with a Pro football HOF-er, who is 56 years old and is in excellent health. He sticks to a strict health routine and claims to feel even better now than he did at 25. The athlete hopes to maintain this level of well-being even when he reaches 75. That’s how old and healthy he is! Well, credit to Tom Brady, who inspired him with his habit of drinking water.

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He has delved into a decade-long practice that has had a profound impact on his life. Inspired by a book, HOF-er Troy Aikman’s discipline and practice enlightened physical fitness and mindfulness for rich living.

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Aikman, less active than Brady, spends six hours a week on workouts. Inspired by Brady? Troy says he learned about the significance of water and hydration through his readings. But during a meeting with Brady a few years ago, Aikman observed Brady keeping a big water jug, hit him well and he decided to adopt the practice. Since then, Aikman has shared this example with his colleagues at Fox as well. He even follows a Pegan diet, blending paleo and vegan principles, and commits to at least six hours of exercise each week which is evident in his activeness indeed.

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“I was reading more about the benefits of water, making sure you’re hydrated, and I thought, ‘I’m going to get a jug’ because Tom had one that one time,” Troy Aikman stated, as per Insider.com. The Hall of Famer even started drinking 15 cups of water daily, per reports.

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While Brady inspired him, Aikman pledged to water consumption of up to 2.5 gallons per day and now he drinks 2 gallons daily. Further research on water’s benefits solidified Aikman’s decision to follow Brady’s lead. Thus, Aikman drew inspiration from Brady and integrated substantial water intake into his routine.

Aikman is influenced by the ‘10% Happier’ rule

Additionally, Aikman has practiced meditation for a decade, influenced by “10% Happier” by Dan Harris and “The Untethered Soul” by Michael Alan Singer. He attributes meditation to personal growth and improved leadership skills. Also prioritizing his physical fitness which benefited from smooth travel and personal optimization.

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Troy Aikman engages in various fitness activities, and commits to cardio exercises five to six days a week, alternating between running on the Katy Trail or using his Peloton bike and walking 3-6 miles on his off days. Additionally, he dedicates four days a week to strength training, utilizing dumbbells and occasionally a balance board.

Aikman follows a Pegan diet prioritizing whole foods while avoiding processed foods and sugar. Lastly, he practices 20 to 30 minutes of morning meditation to promote a centered and present mindset.

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The lesson here is that we can learn from others and incorporate their positive habits into our own lives. Being open to inspiration from others, adopting positive habits, and prioritizing physical fitness can enhance living rich.

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Mohammad Asif Ansari

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Mohammad Asif Ansari is an NFL writer at EssentiallySports, with a passion for bringing sports news to life through engaging content. As an ardent sports fan, Ansari likes to cover core sports angles. His latest article, “Dallas Cowboys Reportedly Making It Difficult for Aaron Rodgers to Pursue His Dream Team” got a hoard of interested sports readers.
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