"When we strive to become better than we are, everything around us becomes better too."
— Paulo Coelho
Happy International Spinach day! (Yes it really is a thing in the wellness space). Today we celebrate the benefits of spinach which range from improving eyesight, providing neurological benefits, maintaining blood pressure to strengthening muscles among others. But this article is not about the powerful natural food, but an award winning Nollywood actor, producer and businessman who has worked alongside some of the most respected producers and directors in Africa and overseas. Welcome back to episode twenty three of Tizi Talks with Enyinna Nwigwe.
As reported by IMDb, his most recent and record-breaking film "The Wedding Party" (2016) is the highest grossing West African film to date (400 million Naira) and garnered attention from international film festivals including it's special 'Spotlight' at the Toronto International Film Festival. With his busy schedule, we were curious to know what motivates him to find time to stay in top shape. His fitness lifestyle is definitely one to feature on this segment!
We got to chatting while he was away in Europe and this is what he had to say regarding how he balances it all...
TIZI: How old are you?
EN: I am 35
TIZI: How long have you been working out?
EN: I have always been sports inclined; played tennis from my pre-teens, following in my fathers footsteps, would jog the tracks in the weekends with mum and siblings as a kid. I first pushed weights at 16.
TIZI: What made you start?
EN: At 16, it was more of influence by my older brother whom at the time was into body building.
TIZI: Do you feel like it has made a difference in your life?
EN: It sure has, It has created a general sense of well being, confidence boost, sound mind amongst other things.
TIZI: Can you please take us through your daily fitness routine on a weekday? And the weekend?
EN: Usually I power-walk to the gym when I’m home, with that as cardio and go on to some super-setting. I prefer to rest in the weekends, but i will swim sometimes.
TIZI: Do you find it difficult to include your workout in your daily routine?
EN: My routine gets quite random and can be difficult to joggle sometimes but I do the most I can when I can.
TIZI: What keeps you motivated?
EN: The need to be better every passing day.
TIZI: What can you advise people who want to start their fitness journey?
EN: You’ll thank yourself for starting. Just do it!
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