Marvel Super Hero and comedic character Paul Rudd has everyone wondering how he manages to look so young and fit. Recently, the 53-year-old Hollywood star revealed his secret to eternal youth!
In a recent interview with Men’s Health, Rudd shared his most important tip for staying in shape: getting eight hours of sleep. He also mentioned that diet, weight training, and cardio are also essential pieces of the puzzle but that sleep is the most important part of training. He also revealed that he would never have done any of these things before signing on to play the Marvel superhero, Ant-Man.
“People will set their alarm and then sleep for four hours and they’ll get up so that they can train. They’re doing themselves a disservice. If you can, somehow, get eight hours of sleep . . .” he explained.
Rudd describes his daily routine, which begins with coffee and cardio on an empty stomach. He then lifts weights at least three times a week and eats eggs, salmon, and protein shakes with just a blend of protein powder and water. He also noted that he finds routine comforting and that it helps keep him grounded.
Rudd is currently promoting the upcoming Marvel movie, Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania, and he revealed that he worked really hard to get back into shape for the movie. He shared that it ended up being more challenging than it was for the 2018 sequel and that he had to beat himself up to get back into shape.
Rudd explained that he has “learned so much about how my body reacts to foods, how it reacts to exercise, and where I’m happiest and how much it affects me mentally.”
‘If I’m in this [superhero] suit, running around playing a character who’s supposed to be a superhero, I just feel better. And I feel less like an impostor,” he said.
When asked about his diet, Rudd said that he likes to keep it simple and consistent. He also shared that he has learned a lot about how his body reacts to different foods and how much exercise affects him mentally.
“It sounds like hell. It’s really not. I find routine comforting,” he insisted. “There isn’t an office that we have to go to every day where we see the same people and do the same kind of job. Routine is a human need. It’s grounding in a really positive and healthy way.”
Rudd has been busy promoting Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania, which is set to hit theaters on February 17.