Troy Aikman’s tips for staying fit and active
I like to keep it as varied as possible. Four days a week I lift weights, and most days I’ll run up to four miles. About a year and a half ago I started biking, so I mix that in, as well. I’ve been working out for many years, it’s a release for me and I enjoy it.
My motivation to stay healthy
Back when I played football, I had to be in top shape to compete. These days, I’m on TV six months of the year and I have a family that counts on me, so that definitely motivates me
My fitness advice to newbies
It’s important to set small realistic goals. Once you start seeing results, it’s a lot easier to maintain that lifestyle for the long haul. For me, if I’m not drenched in sweat at some point during the day, then I don’t feel like I’ve gotten a good workout.
Make every meal count
Look for protein rich foods such as lean chicken and meat, as well as low calorie, nutrient rich-foods like vegetables, to give you energy without weighing you down.
Make physical activity a regular part of your life. Exercise helps build more lean muscle, which can boost your metabolism and burn more calories. Every little bit counts from taking the stairs to walking a few blocks during lunch time.