On a recent episode of Ben Greenfield Fitness: Diet, Fat Loss and Performance podcast, Billionaire and Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey opened up about how he stays sharp and healthy, and his tips are weird, as they are interesting.
The 42-year old whose net worth is $5.3billion ran through his own habits, without advocating that anyone else copy him. Some of them like Journaling, meditating twice a day, taking vitamins and supplements we are very familiar with. Others include eating only once a day, fasting on weekends, walk five miles to and fro work, alternating between a mini sauna and an ice bath every few minutes over a quarter hour; Working under an infrared lightbulb because it makes you sweat and sweat cleanses your body of toxins, not so much.
The tech boss, who is also the co-founder of Square said during the podcast:
‘During the day, I feel so much more focused. … You have this very focused point of mind in terms of this drive,’ Dorsey said about having his only meal between 6.30pm and 9pm.
‘I’ll go from Friday ’til Sunday. I won’t have dinner on Friday. I won’t have dinner or any meal on Saturday. And the first time I’ll eat will be Sunday evening. I’ve done that three times now where I do [an] extended fast where I’m just drinking water,’ Dorsey revealed.
‘The first time I did it, like day three, I felt like I was hallucinating. It was a weird state to be in. But as I did it the next two times, it just became so apparent to me how much of our days are centered around meals and how — the experience I had was when I was fasting for much longer, how time really slowed down.’
According to him, the only supplements he takes are ‘a multivitamin and a lot of vitamin C’ at dinnertime.
‘The time back from breakfast and lunch allowed me to focus more on what my day is,’ he continued. ‘I can go to bed and actually knock out in 10 minutes, if not sooner than that. It really changed how quickly I felt asleep and more so how deep I felt I was sleeping.’
Dorsey who does seven minutes of exercise per day using the Seven app, gets additional exercise in by walking briskly for an hour and 15 minutes every day to work, allowing him to soak up some vitamin D through sun rays.
‘I don’t have a personal trainer. I don’t go to a gym,’ he admits.
He added: ‘I might look a little bit more like I’m jogging than I’m walking. It’s refreshing … It’s just this one of those take-back moments where you’re like, ‘Wow, I’m alive!”