[Oram] Dwight Howard: “Back then I thought I’d be able to play forever, thought I could eat McDonald’s and honey buns every single day. So, my advice for anybody is try to eat as healthy as you can. Health is wealth. A lot of people try to get rich with money, but try to get rich with your body.”
[–]Lakers RDDTchino 91 指標 20小時前
Zion is shaking
[–][GSW] Jarrett Jack GillbergsAdvocate 62 指標 22小時前
I rather get rich with McDonald's and honey buns
[–]Spain binary_spaniard 75 指標 17小時前
Jokic is probably eating some deep fried oreos.
[–]Lakers PANGIRA 126 指標 19小時前
Dwight is probably saying this because during his last stint with the Lakers he had hyperglycemia from eating two dozen servings of candy every day, which led to having tremors and shaky hands. He only stopped when the Laker nutritionist or health specialist told him to.
[–]cohesiv3 36 指標 13小時前
The lakers nutritionist consultant Dr. Catherine Shanahan wrote the book Deep Nutrition and has Dwight Howard and Kobe featured on the back of the book lol. Good book to read with lots of science behind it.
[–]Lakers Sirtopofhat 279 指標 18小時前
You know it's so weird that every person who's older says eat healthy exercise etc. I mean EVERY PERSON regardless of race or creed sexuality whatever a truth is get healthy before it's too late and yet here iem still not taking it seriously I'm 30 now and my body is breaking down something fierce
[–]Franky Stankbone 11 指標 12小時前
Your body is how you do everything. Take care of it. You’d be amazed by how everything in life gets a little better. Please don’t be like some of my friends who think people are just bragging about being in shape when they give this advice.
[–][LAL] Rick Fox Dupragon 90 指標 15小時前
Dude it's a game changer, I'm significantly better in all aspects at 25 than I was at 23
[–]Nets gr1mace02 15 指標 12小時前
With proper diet and regular exercise, I'm significantly better at 32 than I've ever been since maybe sophomore year of high school
[–]69liketekashi 88 指標 13小時前
I mean good for you, but you are still young lol. It's not like you are 35 and better than 20 or some shit
[–]Celtics JoeyJoeJoeShabadooSr 55 指標 12小時前
Dude, thank you. I'm 30 and I hate seeing these posts about "Wow I'm 30 and I'm just over the hill and broken there's no hope for me anymore"
Are you 18-23 anymore? No, you're not going to recover that fast. But like 28-35 is that sweet sweet prime of where you've been around long enough to have built some muscle but young enough to remain lean-ish with some effort.
Of course, if you spent your 20's drinking bud light and eating Dominos, yeah, it'll show, but you can absolutely still be in shape at 30.
[–]unverified_email 29 指標 11小時前
You can still be in shape at 50. Yes it takes more effort and commitment but it beats sitting on the couch thinking about getting better.
[–]tuf80631 48 指標 15小時前
Shocks me how most men let their bodies fall off in their mid 20's... I know a lot of is due to families and stuff... but you can always find room in the day to eat healthy (which is 90% of it) and do 30 minutes of workout 3 to 4 days a week...
Men get better with age physically in my opinion verse woman.
[–]PM_me_chocolate_tits 12 指標 12小時前
I don't think it's that shocking, because most people don't start to do anything different in their mid 20's, they just do the same thing they always did (which is eat whatever you want whenever you want and not worry about it, like Dwight).
Much harder to form new habits at that age.
Plus it's so much easier (in the moment) to eat garbage and lay on the couch, then to eat healthy and go to the gym.
Makes perfect sense to me how so many people (both men and women) let their bodies fall off.
[–]Clippers RapsareChamps_Suckit 493 指標 22小時前*
yeah but once you're settled in with your 9-5 job and have a family all you want is McDonald's and Wendy's after a long day.
[–]Suns cicadaenthusiat 14 指標 18小時前
I could eat that shit all day as a teen and through my early 20s. Can't even stomach it now. Not judging anyone who eats it but I find your statement bizarre. Literally the last thing I'd want after working all day and coming home to a family.
[–]Nets Bigbadbuck 49 指標 22小時前
go to the gym right after work. You get out at 5, depending on your commute, you can be back home by 7 with a 1 hour workout.
[–]Knicks inkyblinkypinkysue 12 指標 17小時前
Or go before work and then don’t think about it all day. I do about an hour every morning - Been going for 20+ years - and I feel great and I definitely don’t look my age. People also need to learn that it’s 95% diet though. The gym helps me stay toned but my diet is what keeps me thin. It’s a constant struggle.
[–]cheddarcheeseballs 5 指標 12小時前
Serious comment: You would think that getting paid millions would mean that all the basketball players would have a nutritionalist and eat all that kale and healthy food. But habit is habit. A lot of these basketball players grew up in poverty and didn’t know what it’s like to have a healthy meal. When you get your first paycheck, you probably buy the things you couldn’t have before, a car, house, etc...healthy food probably isn’t a top priority.
Legit happy to see Dwight turn things around. I hope he doesn’t tweak his back or get injured.
[–]babbagack 12 指標 13小時前*
It's also interesting to see Dwight say it, genetically he's been very gifted, but even then he still understands the important of good health and what you eat.
[–]Celtics Mr_Michael_Bay 309 指標 19小時前
"Health is wealth" That's a legit good advice.
Thank you Dwight!
[–]Lakers BliqPentha 123 指標 22小時前
That's it I'm a Lakers fan. Just impossible to not root for Dwight.
[–]Hornets trojan_man16 9 指標 11小時前
Same. I try to sleep well and eat healthy most of the time, regularly exercise. I’m only really 20 lbs over my high school weight, which isn’t bad because I was thin as a rail and actually underweight in HS (6’, 150lbs in HS)
Some of my HS mates are starting to look old, they have grey hairs and are 40-50 lbs overweight.
[–]Clippers MothershipConnection 1688 指標 20小時前
I'm Dwight's age and seeing some of my friends I grew up with who took care of themselves vs ones who didn't is really a trip.
Not that any of us have Dwight's bank account, but basic self maintenance goes a long way.
[–]Bucks Odynol 66 指標 14小時前*
It's wild how much older you look when you're unhealthy/out of shape, even when you're still relatively young in your mid 20s. I used to be ~90 lb overweight until this year, and now that I'm a healthy weight I literally look at least 7 years younger. When I was fat everyone thought I was like 30+ yrs old, now people assume I'm several years younger than I am
[–]76ers BudotsKing 528 指標 19小時前
Im 25 and my a lot of my high school batchmates are already looking fat and unhealthy from drinking all the time. Such a waste of youth.
[–]Suns TheConboy22 69 指標 12小時前
Alcohol is liquid death.
[–][LAL] Rick Fox Dupragon 520 指標 16小時前
When I was 18 I was 185 pounds (I'm 6'1) got up to 360 by age 23 looked like absolute dog shit now I'm 240 at age 25 and probably stronger than I've ever been but still could stand to drop twenty more. It can get better.
[–]laikciyan 40 指標 12小時前
to lose that weight it’s all about changing your dietary habits. Dwight is 100% on point here.
[–]jrham15 46 指標 12小時前
I was going on this trajectory 260 at 6'2 by 20 but the last couple months I've realized what I've been doing to myself and I've dropped 10 pounds just cutting out most of my fast food eating. It was starting to feel embarrassing going out and seeing friends from high school and not being the same energetic person and it's just a fact that I don't look good fat
[–]Thunder SlimyScrotum 7 指標 10小時前
Keep it up! Bad habits are hard to break, best not to let them shape up again. (This coming from someone who will start their diet "tomorrow" lol)