Anthony Minichiello discusses using nutrition to aid recovery with health workers at the Coffs Harbour Health Campus. Photo: Green Shoots Marketing
NRL legend Anthony Minichiello was in Coffs Harbour to show 100 frontline health workers how to use food to improve their health and wellbeing.
The Australian representative and NRL premiership captain is a mentor for The Change Room, a program that teaches about nutrition, movement and exercise and how it can aid in recovery and injury prevention.
Using the experience he learned during a 15-year rugby league career, Minichiello said he’s walking evidence of the benefits of the program.
“I’ve got a lived experience with my own injuries.
“Back in the mid-2000s I had three spine injuries and a major leg injury. I revamped everything with my lifestyle and I had a breaking point and it was food,” Minichiello said.
“I have my four simple steps now that I share with people and what I live by and I’ve seen the changes in my own body and the changes in my own spine to improve my own health.
“I just want to share that story and hopefully improve others. In the program we’ve had huge results with the four steps and what the other mentors share as well.”
Speaking at the Coffs Harbour Health Campus with the health workers, Minichiello shared his story as well as his four steps.
“My four steps for nutrition is to get to know the source of your food, the process of your food, decrease consumption of refined and processed foods and then step four is an intermittent fast,” he said.
DECEMBER 16 2020
Brad Greenshields, News of The Area