In order to promote a healthy lifestyle in the city of Houston, we reached out to prominent media personalities and have received wonderful responses from the fit reporter Levi Ismail. Levi Ismail has demonstrated a passion for fitness and health- he is a wonderful example for his many viewers. Not only does Levi engage his physical health but he focuses on the mental aspect of it too. Here’s how his love for fitness has changed his life and the way he seizes every day:
HFR: What is your daily exercise and nutrition routine?
Levi: I rarely do the same exercises more than twice a week, but in the past few months, I’ve discovered the healing qualities of meditation. For at least 10 minutes a day, I clear my mind before doing anything else. The physical exercise starts in the weighing room with many of the same weight training routines I learned playing football for eight years. Over the years I’ve adjusted the workouts with more of an emphasis on aerobics.
HFR: What keeps you motivated to stay healthy?
Levi: Fitness has always been a priority and an escape in many ways.
HFR: Do you believe that being fit and healthy has contributed to your successful career?
Levi: Playing sports teaches you many things and commitment is absolutely one of them. No matter what I set my mind to, I think back to the tough workouts that challenged me both physically and mentally. Same applies now. If I can get through the next workout and challenge myself to get better every day, I can apply the same dedication to work.
HFR: What inspires you, in general?
Levi: My family has always been my inspiration. Knowing the sacrifices my mother made to get me to this country, I feel inspired to make her and my siblings proud every day. There’s also this great sense of responsibility that comes with being trusted with the stories of hundreds of people. They count on me to listen and that responsibility is one that continues to drive me.
HFR: What tips would you give your fans and our readers to staying healthy?
Levi: As I’m sure many of you know, working out is just the beginning. Fitness involves eating right, exercise, and mental clarity. What I’ve learned is you don’t have to deprive yourself of what you want, you just have to be mindful of how your body will react. This makes staying dedicated to fitness much less of a strain.
HFR: Share something that most people don’t know about you!
Levi: I guess from my lack of an accent, most people don’t know I immigrated to the United States back in 1996 from Egypt. English is my second language with Arabic being the first. Having spent years being a sponge to American culture, I managed to pick up the language.