Celebrate Men’s Health Week With These Hearty and Healthy Vegetarian Men!
Here’s a sobering fact: heart disease is the single biggest killer of men. That’s right – more deadly than car crashes and cancer, heart disease is the number-one cause of premature death among men in the UK. Why are we telling you this? Because you can help prevent the vast majority of cardiovascular diseases – and other degenerative illnesses, for that matter – simply by adopting a plant-based diet.
Today marks the start of Men’s Health Week, a week designed to get men to start thinking seriously about their health, well-being and longevity. If you’re thinking seriously about your health, consider this: one of the world’s leading health authorities, the American Heart Association, reports that vegetarians “have a lower risk of obesity, coronary heart disease (which causes heart attack), high blood pressure, diabetes mellitus and some forms of cancer”. So, what are you waiting for? Get healthy and live long by going vegetarian or vegan!
Of course, men’s health problems are not just male issues – they impact wives, mothers, daughters and sisters, too – so celebrate Men’s Health Week by passing this message on to everyone you know! To inspire you, we’ve rounded up eight of the fittest men around who know that ditching meat is the best thing that they can do for their health – and for animals and the environment, too.
Nominated for an Oscar for his starring role in The Green Mile, Michael Clarke Duncan‘s healthful vegetarian diet keeps him in the best shape of his life. Once plagued by illnesses while spending thousands of dollars on meat, Michael has turned his health around by going vegetarian.
Celebrated comedian by day and super-fit long-distance runner by night, John Bishop is the perfect poster boy (or man!) for a fine and fit vegetarian lifestyle.
Fauja Singh, aka the “Turbaned Tornado”, continues to stun the running world with his determination. At 101, he is one of the world’s oldest marathon runners. Not only is Fauja a staunch vegetarian, he’s also the oldest person ever to have appeared in a PETA ad!
Labelled one of the “25 Fittest Guys in the World” according to Men’s Fitness, Rich Roll is an inspiring example of someone who has adopted a plant-based diet. At age 40, he turned his life around and went vegan and also became one of the world’s top Ultraman competitors.
He can raise a car clear off the ground, toss huge logs through the air, and lift monster dumbbells. He also hates cruelty to animals. Patrik Baboumian, holder of the “Strongest Man of Germany” title, is a plant-eater!
After finding out how animals raised for food are treated, The Mentalist star dropped the flesh from his diet and has never felt or looked better.
A Strikeforce MMA champion and peta2’s Most Animal-Friendly Athlete winner, Jake Shields is always ready to talk to other fighters about his lifelong vegetarian diet – and they’re listening.
World number-two squash champion James Willstrop credits his vegetarian diet with his success: “Since I stopped eating meat, I’m faster, I have more energy, and I know that my decision has saved countless animals’ lives”.
Join these inspiring actors and athletes in being an all-star for animals! Follow PETA on Twitter and “like” PETA on Facebook for up-to-the-minute news on animal rights issues and ways to get involved in our campaigns. Sign the pledge to go vegan and order your free vegetarian/vegan starter kit today!