Conversations with today's professional athletes aren't just about punishing regimes and workout playlists, they're about plant-based diets and yoga practices. As it turns out, recovery is just as important to professional athletes' training programs as it is to the wider wellness community, and it signals that the sports world is adopting a more holistic mindset.
On the heels of Sunday’s SuperBowl LII game, Patriots player James Harrison was recently profiled in National Geographic for his commitment to holistic health in managing and treating his pain from two decades worth of physical trauma on the football field.
Harrison is the the oldest defensive linebacker in NFL history and understands the reality that comes along with this title, mostly relating to what is considered ‘old age’ in professional football.
“Some guys do some of the things I do,” said Harrison. “Some don’t. Players try different things. You have to find what works for your body and be committed,” Harrison tells National Geographic.