What Alex Diaz needs to look good? 10,000 steps and a chocolate bar!

by Karen A.P. Caliwara
May 31, 2016
Alex Diaz on his regular fitness routine: "So I work hard, I try to hit 10,000 steps a day, 10 to 15,000 steps."

For Alex Diaz, looking good is a lifestyle, which must be enjoyed daily.

The 19-year-old Kapamilya leads a very active life.

Aside from wakeboarding, he is into rock climbing.

Empty wall today Another new top from @g3athleticapparel

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He also does boxing and lifts weights.

Any of those activities plus "10,000 to 15,000 steps" make up his fitness routine daily, from "Monday to Friday."

Why at least 10,000 steps?

According to an article published on CNN.com, "...men who burn at least 2,000 calories per week by exercising have a lower risk of cardiovascular disease. That breaks down to about 300 calories per day, which most people can torch by taking 10,000 steps."

Alex said it really is "hard work," but "I enjoy kasi so when I wake up, it's like automatic."

His reward aside from having a toned body, "I always allot one day in a week where I will not deprive myself of the things I like.

"Pag nagawa ko yun, on Sundays, kain ako ng chocolate, nagpa-5star. Kain ako ng sushi, ng rice."

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As one of Cadbury's brand ambassadors, he's lucky to have his regular supply of chocolates.

He said about 5star, the product that was launched on May 27, the day this interview took place, "Sobra, nagiging staple ko na siya kasi yung laman niya medyo na-off ako dun sa crunchy, pero ngayon, parang hinahanap-hanap ko na siya.

"Regular na matigas na chocolate, yung parang sinisipsip ko siya nang matagal.

"Pero ngayon kasi parang yung unang layer, caramel 'tapos biglang magbi-break into crunchy.

"It’s really like a different kind of dimension to eating chocolates. It’s really delicious."

Alex was one of the seven millennials who joined the #YouThinkYouCan walk barefoot on chocolate mud challenge at the Glorietta 3 Activity Center in Makati City.

Here's Arisse de Santos, a fan of white chocolates.

On 5star, she said "it's not too sweet."

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Axel Torres, who likes dark chocolates: "The darker, the better."

Ryan Christopher Sy

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Richard Juan

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Photos: Noel Orsal

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