Live Like An Athlete: Reggie Bush on Health & Fitness

By Erin Sharoni | CBSSports.com staff

Reggie Bush is no stranger to the benefits of fitness. While it's pretty safe to say that no one can broach NFL stardom without a healthy body and mind, Bush points out that attention to wellness begins at the youth level.

Reggie Bush surprises students at his alma matter.
Reggie Bush surprises students at his alma mater, Helix High in La Mesa, CA.

Last Friday, he surprised kids at his former high school in La Mesa, California by showing up to take over a gym class as an ambassador for the Taco Bell Foundation for Teens. Encouraging students to set goals for graduation and stressing the importance of education, Bush also acknowledges how integral health is to success:

"For me, fitness is a natural part of what I do...it's been a part of me for so long because I've been playing sports since I was 7 or 8 years old. I've always felt from [the time I was] a little kid that fitness was important, that being in shape was important...it's very important for kids to know that being healthy and in shape is just another way to put years back on your life. We all want to live long."

Wondering what Reggie Bush's take on nutrition is, or what his offseason training regimen looks like? Check out this special episode for the full scoop.

For more on Reggie Bush's partnership with the Taco Bell Foundation for Teens, head over here. For all things social, you can follow Reggie on Twitter and on Instagram, where he's just posted his first selfie.

You can download this episode here. Be sure to subscribe to us on iTunes, submit your questions for future guests at LikeAnAthlete@cbsi.com, and send a tweet to @ErinSharoni or @CBSHurc. Keep it clean. Just like your plate.

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