Actor and singer David Hasselhoff answers our health quiz.
How fit are you?
I feel 40 even though I’m 61 – I can outlast almost everybody in the gym. I do a lot of cardio every day, then stretching and yoga. But my legs can be sensitive to impact so I have a hard time running. I joke it’s because I ran in slow motion for 11 years on Baywatch! I’ve been working out since Knight Rider in the Eighties.
What’s your diet?
I eat a lot of fruit in the morning – watermelon, grapes, pineapple and strawberries. Sundays are my sinful breakfast day with bagels, lox [similar to smoked salmon] and cream cheese. For lunch I’ll have pasta without sauce, or grilled chicken or fish, sometimes with rice. I rarely eat red meat and don’t have a sweet tooth. I avoid heavy sauces, fried foods and sugar, but that means I can eat as much as I want without gaining weight (I’m 6ft 4in and 13st 9lb). I also drink nearly five litres of water a day.
Any family ailments?
I lost my beloved mum, Delores, in 2009 when she was 78, following complications from a stroke. Before she left us, she said: ‘This is a good day to die.’ She was ready to go. My father, who’s 87, is still going strong.
I was in a motorcycle accident in February 2003 in Los Angeles. I lost control of my bike, hit the pavement and was thrown against a lamp-post. I suffered a broken rib and severe cuts and bruising. I was back on my feet within weeks, though. I rarely miss a gig unless I’m really ill.
Would you have plastic surgery?
I’ve got good genes, luckily. I’d rather hire a make-up artist!
Do you cope well with pain?
I’m pretty tough about physical pain and I laugh everything else off.
Tried complementary therapies?
I swear by acupuncture to help me relax and keep me looking young.
I still attend Alcoholics Anonymous meetings, but my relationship with alcohol is personal and day-to-day [in 2007, his daughter Taylor-Ann filmed him drunk and struggling to eat off the floor in his hotel room].
I cram so much into my day that I sleep easily. I’m in bed by 11pm and up at 6am for a run or the gym. My secret to staying energised is taking a 20-minute power nap after lunch.
Like to live for ever?
My life has been a crazy journey. Why would I want it to end?
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Source Daily Mail