Credible health brand, Futurelife has recently secured current Bafana Bafana and Kaizer Chiefs striker Bernard Parker as the company’s newest ambassador. We recently caught up with Futurelife’s ambassador and one of South Africa’s best soccer stars Bernard Parker.
You have been appointed as Futurelife brand ambassador, how do you feel about this?
As a professional sportsman, I feel both privileged and honoured being the brand ambassador of such an amazing brand.
What does Futurelife as a brand mean to you personally?
To me, Futurelife is a powerful brand which has made eating healthily a whole lot easier. The convenient snack bars keep me away from junk food as well. It also motivates me to keep my body in excellent shape.
You are known for your performance on the soccer field, how do you keep fit off the field?
Off the field I love my family time. My two boys keep me very active – we are always playing mini soccer matches in the yard, and in the evening I usually do some weight training and work on my core for balance.
Staying “ekasi” isn’t always seen the best place to work out, what advice do you have for our readers on being healthy and fit?
Firstly, try the Futurelife High Protein cereal for breakfast. It’s a great and nutritious way to start your day because you’ll find yourself bursting with energy. Secondly, add lots of water and fruits to your diet. Most importantly stay away from greasy foods that aren’t good for you. I know there are always Tae Bo and boot camp classes happening at community centres and local soccer fields in the townships; make a point of joining one of the sessions. Working out in a groups tends to keep you very motivated.
What types of exercises should we do to get in shape this summer?
Definitely stomach crunches and leg raises; everyone wants a good set of abs, especially in summer. Jogging is also a great way of keeping your mind and body healthy. Do lots of push-ups and sit-ups to keep you looking and feeling great.
What do you know now about being healthy that you wish you knew from a young age?
You are what you eat, no matter how hard you exercise. If you don’t eat a balanced diet you’re fighting a losing battle; what you put into your body is very important.