On tour, Sting works out twice a day. The first session is Pilates at 9.30 daily, on the reformer that he brings with him all over the world; the evening session is a mixture of core work and stretching to help him get rid of any tension and bring correct breathing and balance back to his body.
“I perform on stage in much the same way I did when I was in my 20s or teens, and I’m doing it just as efficiently. And I put that down to yoga. Two decades of yoga has given me two extra decades of this career. I wouldn’t be able to do it if I was out of shape,” he tells Energy Times.
Sting’s Approach To Nutrition
Sting says he eats a mainly macrobiotic diet, which consists of lots of grains, and vegetables, avoiding processed foods that contain preservatives, as well as reducing the consumption of meat, dairy, and sugar.
Back in 1991 Sting and Trudie moved their family to Lake House farm, where they started to grow organic fruits, vegetables and herbs, rich in vitamins and free of chemical pesticides. This has enabled them to become almost self-sufficient, with a holistic approach as captured in the quote from Sting,
“We’re kind of self-sufficient in food, which is nice… the way we treat our own bodies is by extension the way we treat the planet. What we eat, the way we treat animals—they’re all linked. It’s consciousness, again”
The animals are fed organic hay, the chickens free range, have their own trout lake and beehives for honey.
“I decided that I would only be satisfied if I knew exactly what we were putting on our plates,” Styler writes in The Lake House Cookbook (Clarkson Potter), her 1999 organic farming and recipe book, written with family chef Joseph Sponzo.