HOW DOES Tom Brady stay healthy? How does he recover faster from games, practice, and training compared to many younger players? How is the bending aging curve in his favor, and what can we learn from him?
Tom’s approach helps to restore his body’s natural pliability (i.e., long, soft, elastic muscles) that enable high-performance movement rather than dense, stiff, tight muscles that tend to hinder high-performance movement).
One critical need for optimal cognitive health (and overall recovery) is sleep. Sleep promotes physical and cognitive repair, recovery, and hormonal regulation. Cutting back on sleep is cutting back on all of these anti-aging benefits – you’ll pay for those missed hours with the poorer performance the next day.
Pursuing Anti-Inflammatory Nutrition
As per Brady, Nutrition is one of the most important factors for countering inflammation and producing health and vitality. This isn’t news. As Hippocrates put it many centuries ago, “Let food be thy medicine and medicine be thy food.”
Utilizing Functional Movements
A sedentary lifestyle leads to a loss of lean muscle mass every year after age 30. This can have devastating results on functional strength, hormonal regulation, body composition, and mobility. When combined with the right recovery plan, High-Intensity Interval Training (HIIT) is a powerful way to activate your fast-twitch muscle fibers.
Focusing on Mindset
It starts with a winning mindset. “Each day when I wake up, I can choose what I want my outlook to be,” Tom Brady says. “I realize I’m an active participant in my decision to feel as healthy as possible at all times.”