Chris Hemsworth has opened up about his lifestyle changes that came after he discovered he might not live very long.
The 40-year-old Hollywood stud admitted he was left “floored” when he found out he carried the APOE e4 gene which greatly increases a person’s chances of developing Alzheimer’s disease.
The shock diagnosis came after the actor took a genetic test as part of his Limitless with Chris Hemsworth National Geographic documentary.
“You’re constantly thinking you’re going to live forever, especially as a young individual. Then to be told that this might be the thing that might take you out was like, whoa—it kinda floored me,” the Thor star admitted.
Chris went on to open up about the various changes he has made to his lifestyle ever since the diagnosis.
“I’ve always been pretty consistent with my exercise commitments, but lately I’ve really felt the importance of taking time for yourself without any outside voice or stimulation and making time for stillness,” he said as he admitted he was “incorporating more solitude” into his life.
The actor went on to say that focus on mindfulness is now bigger than ever before and that always makes sure to get enough sleep and take ice baths.
He also decided to change his grueling workout regime and transition from heavy weightlifting to doing more cardio.
“My weight fluctuates a lot due to differing roles and also my own interests in regards to challenging my body in different ways,” the father-of-three added.
“I’m lifting less frequently than I was and I’m incorporating more cardio and endurance workouts which I much prefer than heavy body building style sessions.”
Finally, Hemsworth revealed that he wants to find a better work-life balance and spend more time with his wife and children.
“It made me think about my kids and how they’re growing up and things are changing so dramatically, and I want to sit, I want to soak it in,” he concluded.
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