Chris Evert’s Secret Health Habits

Fitness, News and Advice
on August 30, 2011

Name: Chris Evert

Claim to fame: International Tennis Hall of Famer, winner of 18 Grand Slams.

Health philosophy:“For me, staying healthy isn’t a choice, it’s just who I am. I have three teenage sons, so I know how hard it can be to eat right and make sure that your family is eating right, too. Balancing work and family and staying healthy is never easy, but you can have it all.”

Favorite workout:Tennis, hiking, walking, running.                                                           

Favorite healthy dish:Evert is dedicated to keeping her pantry loaded with good-for-you snacks such as natural peanut butter, whole wheat bread and fruit. “Eating healthily is all about having a game plan and sticking to it.”                 

Secret weapon:Skim milk – its ratio of carbs and protein makes it an ideal post-workout snack. (Evert drinks Hood Simply Smart Milk.) Evert is also a huge protein fan: “In order to build lean tone muscles and recover more quickly after exercise, I need to fuel my body regularly with protein. I’ll grab a handful of nuts, some cheese, a hardboiled egg, or I’ll pour myself a glass of milk.”                                                                                                                                               

Favorite brown-bag lunch:Peanut butter on whole wheat bread or smeared on a piece of fruit, chased with a glass of milk.