Jim Harbaugh's Keys to Staying Healthy: Sleep, Milk and Lots of Steak

Jim Harbaugh has some simple but intriguing thoughts on nutrition.

Jim Harbaugh's Keys to Staying Healthy

Michigan Wolverines head football coach Jim Harbaugh is an interesting dude. He wears khakis during every single moment of his waking life (apparently). He may even wear them to bed. He gives awkward interviews. And now, Mr. Harbaugh has expressed some intriguing thoughts on health and nutrition.

According to Harbaugh, if you come down with a cold or any kind of immune system disease, you should do a handful of Push-Ups—as he prescribed to his tight end Henry Poggi when Poggi caught pneumonia over the weekend. He also had some tips on how to take advantage of life's "natural steroids." "I truly believe the number 1 natural steroid is sleep and the number 2 natural steroid is milk, whole milk," Harbaugh said. "Three would be water. Four would be steak."

Hear that, athletes? Get some sleep, drink lots of whole milk, drink water and finish off  your day with a nice steak. Compared to other wild nutrition and health ideas we hear every day, Harbaugh's actually sound reasonable. He may be on to something. May the Khakis Man live forever.


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