Smooth. Suave. Rock n’ Roll. Sexy… Just a few words that describe musician, actor and father Lenny Kravitz. The son of “The Jeffersons” actress Roxie Roker, the superstar grew up with a diverse childhood and always tried to live a healthy lifestyle. In fact, even now, there’s one item that he doesn’t leave home without.
“To stay fit, I always carry a jump rope with me,” shares Kravitz. “And I run. I like to be outdoors doing things that you can do with your body—pull-ups, sit-ups, push-ups, squats. Gyms are cool, but I find them boring. I prefer to run outside in nature—it’s far more inspiring.”
“As far as nutrition goes, I have a Champion juicer with me at all times. I’ll hit the organic market or the farmer’s market and pick up some spinach, kale, carrots, beets, garlic—it really promotes great health. But I love good food, too. There’s a big, fat, greasy man inside of me. I live in Paris half the year, and I love indulging in pastries and fine foods and wine and Champagne. If I do cheat, it’s usually with something pretty outrageous. Then I get it out of my system and get back to trying to stay fit.”
One tip that Lenny shares about anyone looking to start living healthy is to ]follow your body.’ “I was vegetarian for many, many years, but I woke up one day craving meat. After, like, 15 years, I woke up and it was, like, ‘I need meat.’ So I followed my body. I did the whole grass-fed, organic, best-quality thing. Now I’m eating more vegetables and fish, especially being in the Bahamas so many months of the year. I have my own organic farm and I eat fish. Eat light. Eat four or five little meals a day, even if a couple of them are juices or shakes. I do a lot of coconut water. You’ve gotta take care of your body.”
Learn more about how Lenny Kravitz stays healthy at BlackDoctor.Org.
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