Lindsey Henry is not only a News Anchor for Fox26, but she is also a traveling fitness beauty. She’s not one to pump iron at the gym, instead, you can catch her outdoors busting a sweat with either her fiancé or dogs. She’s run multiple marathons and has also hiked Yosemite Park! Health Fitness Revolution had an exclusive interview with Lindsey to find out how her health has impacted her life. Continue reading to know why we named Lindsey Henry a health and fitness ambassador:
HFR: What is your daily exercise and nutrition routine?
Lindsey: Most people try to go to the gym several times a week and honestly, I’d much rather try to be active outside. Whether that means jogging or just taking the dogs for a walk, or going for a walk with my fiancé. I do have a gym membership, but I also keep hand weights and a Bosu ball at home. As far as nutrition goes, it’s all about moderation, as they say. It’s okay to eat a Big Mac and fries, just try to eat at home for the next few meals.
HFR: What keeps you motivated to stay healthy?
Lindsey: Motivation comes from setting goals. In my lifetime I’ve run a few half marathons, one full marathon, mind you I had to walk quite a bit after mile 19, cycled in the BPMS150, rock climbed and I’ve also hiked the extremely intense Half Dome trail at Yosemite. All of those accomplishments came from setting goals and working hard to achieve them. Right now my goal is to stay healthy for my upcoming wedding but to also work on my back. Almost two years ago I herniated and tore two disks and it’s been a struggle since, but I remind myself that with physical training and seeing a chiropractor, that maybe one day I’ll get back to my normal self. My fiancé wants to hike Mount Kilimanjaro one day together and I’m going to do everything I can to make that happen.
HFR: Do you believe that being fit and healthy has contributed to your successful career?
Lindsey: I don’t think that being fit has contributed to my career, because I can definitely tell you I go through waves of not being fit, but I think balance and self-confidence has. There are benefits to working out. When I worked in California I would go hiking at least once or twice a month and it would really help make me feel whole and balanced. You forget about the stresses of life and when you’re able to do that, you can push yourself further.
HFR: What inspires you, in general?
Lindsey: I get inspired by seeing what others are out there doing, whether that be traveling, or seeing a post on Instagram about how someone just hiked a trail in South America or Asia. My Papa Bob (Grandpa) inspires me to push myself. When he was in his twenties, he got into a motorcycle accident and became paralyzed from the mid-chest down. I’ve always known him to be in a wheelchair, but that has never stopped him from traveling, being there for us or pursuing his passions. I want to do everything I can to make him proud of me, to show him he’s loved and that I’m living a full life.
HFR: What tips would you give your fans and our readers to staying healthy?
Lindsey: Whatever setback you’re facing, don’t let it stop you from achieving your goals. I got into a pretty bad accident about two years ago and really damaged my back. I went through about 9 months of physical therapy and honestly, the best thing that helped me was seeing a chiropractor. Do what works best for you and take your time getting back in the game.
HFR: Share something that most people don’t know about you!
Most people don’t know that I am a registered member of the Osage tribe and a member of the Mayflower Society. So essentially, both sides of my family date back far in U.S. history. When I was just 6 months old my family made the front page of our small-town newspaper. My parents walked my sister and me to a Halloween party, I was bat baby! Currently, I’m more than halfway done with one of my goals, which is seeing all 7 modern wonders of the world and before I die, I hope to set foot on all 7 continents. I have 2 dogs, Ziek and Leonidas, who are my world. And last but not least… my guilty pleasure is a large Coke from McDonald’s. Seriously, they have the best fountain drinks!