Video latihan yang diunggah legenda tinju dunia, Mike Tyson, belakangan ini mendapat respons positif dari banyak pihak. Pasalnya, mereka kagum terhadap kondisi fisik Tyson yang masih tetap bugar meski usianya sudah megnginjak 53 tahun.
Boleh dibilang salah satu faktor yang membuat Tyson mampu menjaga kebugaran fisiknya hingga usia setengah abad lebih adalah karena dirinya menerapkan pola hidup sehat. Sejak 2010, Tyson memutuskan untuk menjadi seorang vegan dan menjalani gaya hidup sehat.
“Berat badan saya turun. Saya menghilangkan lebih dari 100lbs dan saya merasa ingin mengubah hidup saya, melakukan sesuatu yang berbeda dan saya menjadi seorang vegetarian,” lanjut pria berjuluk si Leher Beton tersebut.
“Menjadi seorang vegan memberi saya kesempatan lain untuk hidup sehat. Saya sangat tersumbat dari semua obat-obatan dan kokain yang buruk, saya sulit bernapas. Tekanan darah tinggi, hampir sekarat, radang sendi dan begitu saya menjadi vegan semua hal itu berkurang,” pungkas Tyson.
Mike Tyson Says He Is “In The Best Shape Ever” Thanks to His Vegan Diet
May 21, 2020
Boxing legend Mike Tyson says he’s “in the best shape ever” and credits his vegan diet and rigorous exercise routine for making it happen. Over the last decade, Tyson has been plant-based and explains how his vegan diet has completely changed his life for the better.
UPDATE: The New York Post just reported that Tyson might have a new chance to fight again. The former Champ is expected to be offered $20 million to spar in the Bare Knuckle Fighting Championship. So that would certainly make staying in shape worth it.
After retiring in 2005, Tyson was eating meat and drinking alcohol on a regular basis, he tells an interviewer. He was diagnosed as clinically obese in 2009 and told Totally Vegan Buzz, “I was so congested from all the drugs and bad cocaine, I could hardly breathe.” Tyson also revealed in the interview, “I had high blood pressure, was almost dying, and had arthritis.”
In 2010, Tyson transformed his diet and ditched the meat in favor of a plant-based lifestyle, which he has continued ever since. Her also is completely clean and sober now, something he is proud to tell fans. The former heavyweight champ says everything he is doing to change his life and turn his health around is for his kids and his wife.
The 53-year old warrior explains, “Turning vegan helped me eliminate all those problems in my life,” and adds, “I’m in the best shape ever.” This kind of statement from such an iconic sports figure–that he is in better shape now than when he was competing and fighting and collecting belts and endorsements–is sure to get attention the world over and spur more plant-curious athletes to try it out.
“The power is a different level,” says Tyson’s new training coach.
Last week, Tyson posted an Instagram video boxing with his new coach, MMA trainer Rafael Cordeiro, and showed off his muscular body with fast-speed form that is helping him stay in shape during the lockdown.
Corderio also agrees that Tyson is in his best shape and compliments his punches: “He has the same power as a guy who is 21, 22-years old.”
The trainer said he wasn’t sure what to “expect from a guy who hasn’t hit mitts for – I think – almost ten years,” Corderio told TalkSport. During the boxing session, Tyson clips together powerful punches so we can see his greatest moments. His trainer notes, “I held his right hook and thought ‘he is going to kill somebody’.” Watch the video to see for yourself, we wouldn’t want to get behind any of those, even in full body armor gear.
“Becoming a vegan gave me another opportunity to live a healthy life,” says Tyson
During an interview with Oprah Winfrey in 2013, Tyson credits his plant-based diet for saving his life. He shared, “Well, my life is different today because I have stability in my life. I’m not on drugs. I’m not out on the streets or in clubs and everything in my life that I do now is structured around the development of my life and my family. I lost weight. I dropped over 100lbs and I just felt like changing my life, doing something different and I became a vegan.”
“Becoming a vegan gave me another opportunity to live a healthy life. High blood pressure, almost dying, arthritis, and once I became a vegan all that stuff diminished.”
Tyson says he would love to back in the ring, so be prepared to see a difference
Before getting too ahead of ourselves and predicting Tyson’s return to the ring, he hopped on T.I’s Instagram live and hinted the idea.“I’ve been working out, I’ve been trying to get in the ring, I think I’m going to box some exhibitions and get in shape.
Tyson also said, “I want to go to the gym and get in shape to be able to box three or four-round exhibitions for some charities and stuff.” It’s clear that others should be nervous about the idea of Tyson’s return, like professional boxer Ryan Garcia who commented on one of Tyson’s posts, saying, “I got scared when you said I’m back ?.”
Sandra Oh and 20 Others It Might Surprise You to Learn Are Plant-Based
1. Paul McCartney
Sir James Paul McCartney is no stranger to a meat-free life as he’s been vegetarian for 45 years. He initially went vegetarian in 1975 with his first wife Linda McCartney and began his advocacy for animal rights.
If you find yourself constantly singing along to the song The Greatest, then you’re already a Sia fan. Sia tweeted that she is “fully vegan now” back in 2014 and stays true to her word
3. Sandra Oh
Way back at the start of Grey’s Anatomy, Sandra Oh took the cast out for a plant-based lunch at Truly Vegan in Hollywood. In her effort to inspire contemporaries to eat vegan, the TV star is known to invite her friends for vegan meals that are delicious. She adopted the vegan lifestyle years ago and continues to quietly live a cruelty-free life.
4. Gisele Bündchen
Giselle revealed that when she was at the peak of her modeling career, her diet consisted of “cigarettes, wine, and mocha Frappuccinos,” according to an interview in People Magazine. Now 39 and the mother of two children, Gisele eats a “mostly” plant-based diet to nourish her body and stay fueled.
5. Alec Baldwin
Alec Baldwin has made a bigger commitment to plant-based eating since he was first told by doctors that he was pre-diabetic and needed to change his diet. That was decades ago. But, over the last few years, he’s been vocal about the benefits not only to his health but also the impact plant-based eating has on the environment.
6. Miley Cyrus
Miley adopted a gluten-free diet back in 2012 for health reasons and two years later, committed to a vegan diet she still lives by today.
7. Pamela Anderson
We all remember Pamela Anderson as the curvaceous blonde in the hit series Baywatch as she played Casey Jean in the red one-piece swimsuit that brought her world-class fame. She is a life-long active animal rights advocate and teamed up with PETA to join the Animal Protection Organization.
8. Kristen Stewart
“We shouldn’t eat as much meat guys,” Kristen Stewart told GQ in an interview in January. The Twilight star has made a full 180 from vampire to vegan. When she appeared on the game show “Hot Ones” she chose to skip the wings and instead compete by eating increasing spicier sauce on vegan cauliflower wings.
9. Jared Leto
This award-winning actor eats a high-protein diet consisting of only plants. Leto, who has been plant-based for 20 years, says it keeps him “shredded” in an interview. Now, 48, Leto looks half his age.
10. Jaden Smith
Jaden Smith switched up his diet from vegan to vegetarian, meaning that he doesn’t eat meat but does eat dairy from time to time. In a recent article by Plant Based News, Smith admits he skipped meals and was not getting the proper nutrition when he was vegan, but this hasn’t stopped him from espousing the plant-based life.
11. Meghan Markle
Meghan, the Duchess of Sussex has never admitted to being fully vegan, but sources say, she eats a plant-based diet most days during the week. She is teaching Prince Harry vegan cooking and in a Plant-Based News article, Markle explained how she hopes to raise baby Archie on a mostly vegan diet.
12. Serena Williams
As a professional athlete, fueling the body is a key factor to Willaim’s successes. In a Bon Appetite article, she explained that she adopted a plant-based diet back in 2012, she was eating a lot “healthier” for her sister, Venus, who eats a strict vegan diet for health reasons.
13. John Mackey
The popular grocery store, Whole Foods Market sells vegan products and nonvegan products which arises black lash from ethical vegans as CEO John Mackey follows a strict vegan diet. The successful businessman grew up in Houston Texas and told Business Insider that he would traditionally eat processed foods for dinner while watching TV with his family. Now, Mackey steers clear from the processed isle and eats a clean vegan diet and feels amazing at the age of 65.
14. Jason Mraz
Jason Mraz, singer of the popular song, I’m Yours, committed to a vegan diet to support his friend diagnosed with Type 2 diabetes. Mraz says he eats mostly raw food and told magazine sources his favorite vegan dish is “Chocomole, a mixture of avocados, dates, cacao, agave nectar, and coconut oil.”
15. Leona Lewis
Long time vegan, Leona Lewis grew up in a vegan household and continues to eat a plant-based diet. Lewis first adopted the diet at 12 when she learned about the health risks of eating animal products but told Women’s Health Magazine she occasionally eats an omelet. She also mentioned her 2:30 lunch is normally a kale salad topped with dried cranberries and she loves a veggie stir-fry for dinner.
16. Hannah Teter
Hannah Teter changed her diet after watching the documentary, Earthlings when she discovered how “horrible” factory farming is. After a strict vegetarian diet, Teter liked the way she performed as an athlete and believes that her diet helped her win gold at the 2006 games.
17. Maggie Q,
You may recognize Maggie Q as the star of the Nikita series, but in the plant-based world, she’s well-known for her heroic activism. Maggie Q has followed a strict vegan diet for 19 years, making her a true veteran of the lifestyle. She made the plant-based diet transition because she felt sluggish and had low energy, she has said. The famous actress keeps in shape by eating veggies and plant-based protein and working out with a passion.
18. Madelaine Petsch,
Winner of the first Masterchef vegan cook-off with Gordon Ramsay, Madelaine Petsch was raised vegetarian and went completely vegan at age 14. She claims that she started this diet before it was “trendy” and shot a campaign for PETA last year wearing a dress made of bok choy. Petsch says her vegan diet allows her to feel “healthier” and not “lethargic.”
19. Millie Bobbi Brown
After doing a little sleuthing on her social media platforms we think Millie Bobbi Brown qualifies as plant-based. Whether or not she is actually skipping all meat and dairy, one thing is for sure: She eats mostly salads, vegetables and grains and lives a predominantly plant-based lifestyle full of healthy foods.
20. Chloe and Halle Bailey
The grammy-nominated sisters went vegan for a week with their mom but liked it so much they decided to stick with it. For one thing, it helps keep their “voices in shape” by eating a vegan diet and they emphasize the fact that dairy helps to limit extra mucus build-up, according to a PETA interview.
21. Hilary Duff
Best known for her role as Lizzie Mcguire in the long-running series, Hilary Duff is a recent vegan advocate and entrepreneur. She recently launched the vegan and cruelty-free eyeshadow palette, “Day Dreamer” and changed her diet to plant-based last fall.