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Ronaldo, Ibrahimovic... how do they manage to stay at the best level despite their age?

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Cristiano Ronaldo, Zlatan Ibrahimovic, Vitorino Hilton, LeBron James... these star players are approaching or even reaching their forties but are still as fit as ever, but how do they do it?
These athletes are admirable, one as much as the other, even if we talk about the end of their career for some, we are talking about a peak for others.
Zlatan Ibrahimovic is now 39 years old but he dominates the Italian Championship with the AC Milan. We also note that 65% of his goals were scored after his thirties.
"The older I get, the better I get, like red wine. Do you like red wine? I'm a perfect example." Zlatan Ibrahimovic.
Cristiano Ronaldo, the 5 Ballons d'Or player, is known to be one of the best players in the world, with an impressive record of achievements, and also to have a lifestyle focused on sports and his career.
The 35-year-old player is not without reminding LeBron James, who at the same age, has just won a 4th NBA title with the Los Angeles Lakers.
The two seem quite similar in terms of their physical and athletic determination, and they post the "work out" they do on social networks.
"There are no secrets but a lot of hard work." Vitorino Hilton.
The impressive longevity of Vitorino Hilton aspires to the respect of his teammates and other athletes because at 43 years of age he is the dean of the five major European soccer championships.
Chelsea defender and captain Thiago Silva is also showing a respectable longevity since at 36 years old he still seems to be in great shape.
According to these athletes, the secrets are: a healthy lifestyle involving good nutrition.
A lot of physical activity at least 8 to 9 hours of sleep, and a good social, but above all a good family balance.
Some have other little tricks like Cristiano who takes 6 naps of 90 minutes spread out over 24 hours.
"Extended sleep causes abnormal rhythms, while short "nap" breaks provide better recovery between workouts and allow the six daily meals to be well taken care of." Nick Littlehales.
Or Thiago Silva, who invested $12,300 in a cryotherapy cabin that he uses daily at home, a cold treatment that helps him recover quickly and allows him to burn fat.
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