Rio Ferdinand credits his intense training regimen for helping him become a dad again in his forties.
The former Manchester United captain, 42, told MailOnline that exercising up to four times a week had put him in “a good position” to deal with “sleep deprivation” after the birth of his child. son, Cree, whom he shares with ex-TOWIE star Kate, 30.
In an exclusive interview, Rio, who is also the father of Lorenz, 14, Tate, 12, and Tia, ten, revealed that maintaining a balanced physique helps him “look and feel good. feel good “before his next busy schedule when the Euro kicks off. Friday.
‘Staying active definitely helps’: Rio Ferdinand credits intense training regimen for helping him cope with being a dad in his forties again
He said: “Staying active certainly helps in this regard. Staying active, being healthy and having a good lifestyle means that all those late nights, lack of sleep – it puts you in a good position.
“I train 2-3 times a week, sometimes four if I’m lucky. Next month it’s going to be hard to exercise as much as I would like per week due to travel and games, but usually 2-3 times per week I do it normally.
“I like to look and feel good. The gym is also a time for you where you can think about certain things, a lot of creative ideas come into this space.
“I was an athlete before and stopping and doing nothing was not my goal. I wanted to keep moving.
“Kate and I train together, sometimes we train together and separately. We love it, it’s not something we put on or force – we love to go to the gym, so when we get the chance, we do.
“I like to look and feel good”: Rio told MailOnline that exercising up to four times a week puts him “in a good position” to deal with “sleep deprivation” after birth by Cree, which he shares with Kate
The couple welcomed their son Cree in December and Kate has since detailed the “tears and emotions” she felt in the weeks following the birth of her first child.
Rio explained that a benefit of being locked out meant he could spend more time supporting Kate as she adjusted to motherhood, while noting that her older children were also keen to donate. a helping hand to change diapers.
He said: “The pandemic meant everyone was home and the locked up babies were lucky to have both parents there.
“It definitely made a big difference. This is the one we enjoyed. I have certainly seen the benefits for us as a family. Life has been good in that sense.
“Kate has done really well, but the kids are helping out too, which has been good. We had extra pairs of hands to help.
“The kids love it – they’re really happy, Kate is really happy – we’re just a happy family right now and this continues for a long time.”
‘Kate turns 30’: The married couple apparently got a night of parental leave on Thursday as they celebrated Kate’s 30th birthday with a private party
‘Favorite’: Close friends and family gave Kate an unforgettable night by decorating the venue with baby photos of Kate, including a hilarious photo of her naked cuddling a dog
The married couple apparently got a night of parental leave on Thursday as they celebrated Kate’s 30th birthday with a private party.
Close friends and family gave Kate an unforgettable night by decorating the London venue with baby photos of Kate, including a hilarious photo of her naked cuddling a dog.
The birthday girl was spoiled with a three-tier cake that was located in front of a huge photo of her and Rio on their wedding day taken as they enjoyed their first dance.
Kate, who wore an all-green outfit for her special night, said she had “the most fabulous night” posting pictures of herself with Rio on Instagam after the event.
“I don’t watch a game without snacks”: Rio was challenged by Peperami to try some of Britain’s most boring foods, including a Wigan kebab and a crispy sandwich, none of which delighted his taste buds taste
Rio has partnered with Peperami on their mission to ban Britain’s blandest snacks.
Peperami challenged Rio to try some of the country’s most boring foods, including a “crispy sandwich” and “jellied eels,” none of which delighted his taste buds.
The sportsman has created his own “Snackadium,” which helps organized Rio compartmentalize her treats and entice Kate, who likes to mix and match, to eat one snack at a time.
He said: “I never watch a game without snacks – it’s just not something I do, everyone watches snacks when they watch a game. It’s about getting the right snacks.
“We’ve come up with something called Snackadium, which has little compartments in your snack stadium. I don’t want a mess so that comes into play then because you can compartmentalize all your snacks in different areas because I don’t like to mix up my snacks. I need everything to be separate; I am very organized like that.
“That’s the big difference between me and Kate, we both love our snacks, but she eats everything at the same time. Sunday is usually our snack day because everyone is home – weekdays I’m busy the kids are busy so Sunday we have snacks on the couch – spending time with family together is an important part differently.
- Rio Ferdinand was challenged by Peperami to tackle the country’s food failures and try Britain’s saddest snacks. Calling on Brits to #BanTheBland, Rio offers a solution with its own edible “Snackadium” to enjoy during a sporting summer. To watch the full episode, visit @PeperamiTV on Instagram
“I don’t like tossing my snacks”: Rio has created her own “Snackadium”, which helps her compartmentalize her treats and entices Kate, who likes to mix and match, to eat one at a time