Men's Fitness

Michael Phelps


claims he has to go the gym every day for the sake of his mental health. The most decorated Olympian of all time, with 28 medals to his name, admitted, “If I miss a day, it’s a disaster.” The 35-yearold has previously opened up about his struggles with both ADHD and depression, which have led him to contemplat­e suicide. During the summer he featured in the HBO documentar­y Weight of Gold, where he spoke candidly about his struggles. Now he says he maintains a strict routine to ensure he stays on an even keel. He told ESPN earlier this year, “There are days that I don’t want to be there. But I force myself to do it. It’s for my mind as much as my body.”

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