RuPaul is one of the most iconic (and iconoclastic) figures in American culture today -- in addition to a cult singing career, several books, the juggernaut reality show RuPaul's Drag Race, and providing one of PAPER's best quotes of 2014, he's now hosting a roundtable show on E! called Good Work. Earlier this week, RuPaul discussed his tips for wellness in an interview with New York's The Cut. The entire piece is excellent and rewards a closer read, but here are three highlights for anyone looking to quickly incorporate Ru's habits into their lives:
Do yoga to deal with aging: "The first thing I do is do yoga stretches. It's important for someone over the age of 35 to do that, so I started when I was 34. I'm 6'4", so if I don't stretch, my alignment goes bonkers."
Be open to new foods: "When I go to a restaurant, I don't even look at the menu. I ask what the special is. That is what I'll eat."
Be present:"It baffles my mind to watch people walk down the street looking at their phone. The fundamentals of being present are to look and watch where you are walking."
Sounds like good advice. Now go to work.
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