NFL quarterback Tom Brady credited his healthy lifestyle and diet for his recent run of success.
Brady, who qualified for another Super Bowl on Sunday with a victory over the Jacksonville Jaguars in the AFC championship, said last year that his lifestyle and diet keep him from suffering injuries that would normally bang up a player.
Last year, the then-39-year-old Brady said it’s important to treat your body like an asset, according to Business Insider.
"I try to spread that message to a lot of other players just because football is a demanding sport and it's a demanding sport on your body. And your body is your asset, and if you are hurting all the time, football is no fun. When I was 25, I was hurting all the time, and I couldn't imagine playing as long as I did, just because, you know, if your arm hurts every day when you throw, how can you keep playing? And now, at 39, my arm never hurts and my body never hurts. Even after I get banged up, I know how to take care of it and jump on it right away, so that I can feel good for a Wednesday practice."
Brady said he hopes his current lifestyle will keep him playing until his mid-40s.
Brady, along with his LDS trainer Alex Guerrero, has sought to teach others about his lifestyle and diet through “The TB12 Method,” which is a specific guide and food diet that promotes Brady’s wellness method.
However, Brady’s method has reportedly been a source of controversy in the Patriots locker room this season.
In a lengthy ESPN piece that offered a glimpse behind the scenes at New England’s locker room, ESPN reported that Brady and Guerrero pressured other Patriots to embrace the diet, even though it proved to be unsuccessful in keeping some players — like Rob Gronkowski and Julian Edelman — from sustaining injuries.
It didn’t help matters that New England coach Bill Belichick didn’t approve of the method and asked Guerrero to not train players using the method anymore.