In case you missed it yesterday, five-time Super Bowl champion Tom Brady turned 40-years-old.
And while his health regimen has been highly documented from avocado ice cream to his $200 cookbook, another fountain of youth NFL player story came to light yesterday.
And that would be that of Pittsburgh Steelers linebacker James Harrison who will turn 40 next May and apparently spends $300,000 annually on various treatments and personal services to maintain his strength and health.
Harrison says he receives an array of personal services from specialized massage therapists, chiropractors and acupuncturists. He even has “a person who does cupping—that ancient form of alternative medicine in which a therapist puts special cups on your skin for a few minutes to create suction. Michael Phelps brought it to light at the last Olympics with all those tennis ball sized hickeys on his back.
Yeah, apparently that helps with pain, inflammation, blood flow, relaxation and well-being, and as a type of deep-tissue massage.
Still, how does it come to over a quarter of a million bucks each year?
Turns out Harrison personally books all of the technicians’ travel and pays for their flights.
Oh, and when he isn’t doing that, number 92 is at the gym is working out like a machine to stay in top physical form.
And hopefully doing some wrist exercises to fend off carpel tunnel from signing all those checks.