In the entertainment industry for over 33 years, Bobby Au Yeung (歐陽震華) is well known for his outgoing personality and is very popular among celebrities. Invited to a constant stream of social activities, many of which involved heavy drinking and indulgent feasting, Bobby’s health steadily declined.
In 2013, Bobby suffered from acute pneumonia at a friend’s house party. The incident nearly cost Bobby his life. Fortunately, he recovered and immediately made significant changes to his lifestyle. Bobby reduced his workload by half, working only half the year and resting the other half. Insisting that TVB allow him ten hours of sleep each day before starting work, Bobby also started taking various herbal diet supplements.
Bobby Comments on Incident
The effects of the lifestyle changes were evident in Bobby’s appearance at a recent press conference to promote new TVB drama, House of Spirits <一屋老友記>. Bobby looked alert, and had rosy cheeks and a toned physique.
While Bobby engaged in light-hearted banter with his co-stars, such as Nancy Wu (胡定欣), the moment a reporter mentioned his acute pneumonia incident, Bobby’s smile immediately disappeared and he said on a serious note, “This happened a few years ago! It was an accident…I’m not chronically ill!” Pressed further, Bobby became very agitated and exclaimed, “It was not an illness! Don’t use that to describe it! That time, food particles got into my lungs. It was very dangerous.”
Instilling More Limits to Preserve Health
After calming down, Bobby elaborated on his new perspective on life, “As humans, we can be capable of achieving so much but we can also be so small. We really need to be aware of our own limits, and live life more meaningfully, rather than mindlessly pursue pleasure.”
Bobby added that he has learned to value life a lot more and put his health as first priority. He has been taking plenty of cordyceps to supplement his diet, as it is known for improving the functions of his vital organs and strengthening his immune system. The use of cordyceps as an essential health supplement was also endorsed by Albert Yeung (楊受成), the Chairman of Emperor Entertainment Group, in his autobiography.
The cordyceps consumed by Bobby is reportedly of the highest quality, costing between $2000 USD and $3000 USD per 50 grams; 100 grams of cordyceps would last Bobby about ten days, as his wife makes soup or tea using the cordyceps. Bobby expressed, “I’m not only taking the cordyceps but also watching what I eat. Although I’m not cutting anything out from my diet entirely, I have been trying to reduce my consumption of fatty foods, soft drinks, and sugar. I used to eat mostly meat but now try to balance my diet with more fruit and vegetables. I also take vitamin supplements to boost my immune system and resistance to colds.”
Bobby added that taking part in activities like hiking, badminton and swimming have also greatly contributed to his improved health.
Source: East Week
This article is written by Jingles for JayneStars.com.