TV Personality and Anchor Deneige Broom is no stranger to the camera, or working out! She does a mix of cardio, weights, and yoga 4 times a week and says that working out in her 30s is all about treasuring and appreciating her body for the long haul. Deneige is an advocate for all forms of health- especially mental health and recommends that anyone going through a difficult time reach out to their support system for help. Keep reading our exclusive interview to find out what motivates her, and what she loves to do on her free time:
HFR: What is your daily exercise and nutrition routine?
Deneige: I recently started doing a couple “meat-free” days each week and really trying to add more fresh/raw foods to my diet. I never thought I’d jump on that train, but I wanted to shake things up. I’ve noticed since doing it, I tend to have more energy by the end of the week and random aches and pains went away! My workout goal is cardio and weights 4 times a week and I’ve also recently added yoga. It’s been amazing!
HFR: What keeps you motivated to stay healthy?
Deneige: Longevity. In my 20’s, “fitness” was all about vanity. Now in my 30’s, it’s about treasuring this one body I have. The better I eat and the more I move, the better I feel. The older you get, the more you appreciate your health. We can’t control everything but we can control what we put into our bodies and how we treat them.
HFR: Do you believe that being fit and healthy has contributed to your successful career?
Deneige: We all know tv news has a superficial element. But I think what’s been more influential is confidence. And I don’t think you can exude true confidence if you don’t feel your best. When your mind and body are sound and healthy, you can be your most confident self.
HFR: What inspires you, in general?
Deneige: I love people. I love learning about what inspires people, their stories and getting a stranger to care about another stranger. Despite all the negativity in the world, I know there’s a lot of beautiful positivity out there too. I’m inspired by good people doing good things.
HFR: What tips would you give your fans and our readers to staying healthy?
Deneige: Don’t compare yourself to other people. There will always be someone with something you don’t have. Finding out how to become the best version of yourself is the key. And don’t overlook your mental health. After a very emotionally difficult 4 months of death and loss in various forms, signs of anxiety and depression showed up in my body. A therapist helped me find healthy ways to cope. Your mind manifests in your body. Keep it strong. There’s no shame in getting help.
HFR: Share something that most people don’t know about you!
Deneige: I love to paint and dance when I’m not working or traveling! But maybe more applicable to this topic, I’ve struggled with my weight since middle school. I’ve gone from flab to fab to flab several times. We’re all in this together! Tomorrow is a new day to get back on the horse. You owe it to yourself.
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