Chuando Tan is a photographer from Singapore who attracted the attention of the whole world to himself by not only taking photos of other people but his own photos too. Why is this so interesting, you ask? Chuando was born in 1967, which means he is 51 years old now but he looks as if he is 20. So what’s the secret?
Bright Side decided to find out everything and learned how this person lives, what he does, and what he eats. Perhaps we will find the secret of eternal youth from this “Dorian Gray?”
How did it all start?
It’s known that this Singaporean man used to work as a model in the 1980s; he even managed to become a pop singer in the ’90s. But his career in singing didn’t last long and that’s why Tan chose another activity — photography. Once, instead of posting another work of his, he posted a photo of himself and that’s when it all started.
The photographer shared in one of his interviews, “I started an Instagram account because some friends told me that clients these days would want to know how big a social media following a photographer had. In order to pepper my account, I posted several photos of myself to share my thoughts in captions.”
The users instantly noticed that Tan doesn’t change and doesn’t look as if he was 51 years old. Some people think it’s all about genetics, others that the secret is in the place he lives because Singapore has clean air, good medicine, and products of high quality. But to be sure in those guesses, let’s see how the photographer spends his day.
He eats 6 eggs for breakfast.
Tan sticks to the principle that you are what you eat and believes that the health condition of a person, as well as his appearance, depends 70% on the food he eats and 30% on exercises. That’s why he eats 6 hard boiled eggs for breakfast with only 2 yolks (due to cholesterol). Additionally, he drinks a glass of milk and sometimes adds avocado with berries to his breakfast. This is a good amount of protein and energy for the beginning of the day.
Apart from eggs, he eats chicken with rice, grilled vegetables, and fish soup during the day. The photographer admits that ice cream is his weakness and that’s why he sometimes eats it but only in the first half of the day. He also avoids coffee and tea but drinks a lot of water. He doesn’t smoke, doesn’t drink alcohol, and eats a salad made of fresh greens for dinner.
He spends about 90 minutes on exercise per day.
Tan does strength training 4 times a week, or at least 3 times if he is too busy. He spends no more than 30 minutes on this activity. Strength training is always followed by cardio training; however, due to a knee injury, he doesn’t jog but walks at a fast pace on a treadmill. Moreover, he tries to swim every day — he attends a swimming pool in the evenings and swims there for about an hour.
He does only what he likes to do.
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Perhaps it will sound trivial but how many of us do what we really like and want to do? Perhaps that’s the secret of eternal youth? Because everything that you do affects the psyche and, therefore, the whole body.
Tan says, “I have tried many different jobs and stopped at what I really like. I love people, love communication, love to set up a photo shoot, and love to take photos. If you do what you don’t like, then you’ll be feeling bad and, of course, it won’t strengthen your health.”
He doesn’t use skincare items.
Some people are sure that Tan gets plastic surgery and uses some special cosmetics. But here is what he says, “I have sensitive skin that’s why there are only 2 things I use daily: gel face wash and moisturizing cream.”
Once he was gifted a Botox procedure. He tried it but didn’t like the effect. He didn’t visit cosmetologists since then. However, Tan admits that he does use hair dye because of his gray hair.
He doesn’t take a bath late.
In fact, he tries not to go to bed after 11 PM and wakes up early every day. Tan is sure that working at night and watching movies after midnight don’t improve the health. In order to get good sleep, he stops eating 5-6 hours before going to sleep.
Chuando says, “Trust me, going bed early is worth it. Having had enough sleep, you’ll be able to do more things during the day rather than if you work at night.”
So what’s the secret?
As it often happens — everything is very simple: work that you love, a healthy diet, full-time sleep, and exercise. Jared Leto, Chris Evans, Margot Robbie, and many other celebrities stick to the similar lifestyle. Do you agree that all of them look younger than their real age? Moreover, they claim that they haven’t had any plastic surgery.
What lifestyle do you stick to? Please tell us about it in the comments!