Health scan: Mr Motivator

Tue, Aug 20, 2013, 01:00

Do you think you have a healthy lifestyle?
For sure. It’s not just about physical fitness; it’s emotional, it’s financial, it’s all those elements rolled into one. Some people just concentrate on the physical side but your emotions are probably the best monitor of whether you are fit and healthy.

How often do you exercise?
I train every morning, from 7.15 to 8 o’clock, and get it out of the way. It used to be longer but, as you get older, it’s important that you modify your training. I now include a lot more weight training and I do high-intensity training, which means you condense your workout into a short time but get the same benefits.

Do you get your five
a day?
I don’t eat meat so I eat lots and lots of fruit and veg, and drink lots of juices and water. So when I add it up, I’m probably getting much more than that. I’m not a vegetarian; I just don’t eat meat.
Do you worry?

I used to one time, but I remember a good friend of mine saying to me, why worry? If you go to heaven, you’ve got nothing to worry about. If you go to hell, you’ll be so busy saying hello to your old friends that you won’t have time to worry. So why worry?

What do you do to relax?
I read autobiographies. I love reading other people’s life stories. I like doing puzzles because as you get older, you’ve got to keep your brain active. And I like watching American courtroom dramas.

What’s your unhealthiest habit?
I moderate everything I do. Once a month, I have some chocolate and some plain crisps. That’s my devil treat. I’m 60 years of age and I think I’m fitter than I was in my 40s. When I look in the mirror, I think I look great, so let me keep looking great.

Mr Motivator leads Electric Ireland Dancergy at the Electric Picnic. The Dancergy dance floor is a sustainable energy dance floor that converts kinetic energy into electricity. See

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