Health Scan: Padraig Harrington

Tue, Jun 10, 2014, 01:00

Do you think you have a healthy lifestyle? Yes, I eat pretty well and exercise a lot but, like most people, I always think I could do a little more.

How often do you exercise? Too much. Gym-wise, I train every day and I exercise at least twice a day. Obviously my business is exercise and, therefore, I have to train every day. So, in total, I reckon I will be hitting at least eight or nine hours each day, which is pretty substantial.

Do you get your five fruit and vegetables a day? Yes, definitely. I comfortably eat my five a day as my work means that I am very health-conscious and, thankfully, enjoy fruit and vegetables. Do you worry? I wouldn’t classify myself as a big worrier and, thankfully, I’m not a stress person. Exercise probably helps and when you are exercising you don’t have time to stress.

What do you do to relax? Well, I have two young kids and they keep my mind away from things. Outside of that I’m happy not doing much. Getting to the movies is one thing that keeps my mind away from things for a couple of hours. I think I am quite good at shutting down. I can sit and read the newspaper or a book or simply watch TV and just switch my mind off.

What is your worst habit? I drink too much Diet Coke. I know I shouldn’t, but . . .

Pádraig Harrington will take part in the 2014 Irish Open at Fota Island Resort, Cork, from June 19th-22nd. Tickets and information from irishopen.ie

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