On this week’s KNIGHTS // HQ Podcast, we were given some Balance Collective health and fitness philosophy tips from co-captain Jayden Brailey and his better half Liliana Brogan.
As an athlete, Brailey understands the importance of living a healthy lifestyle and getting enough sleep.
“I’m pretty big on my sleep,” Brailey said.
“If I don’t get all my sleep, I get pretty grouchy through the day.”
Host Frank Barrett builds on this asking Brailey if he gets 'hangry' (hungry and angry) as well. Both Jayden and Lil agree that he does.
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“One time I just said have some bickies just before we go and he replied these aren’t food,” Lil said.
Lil also shared how she keeps on top of her fitness.
“I’ve recently started drinking a whole lot more water,” she said.
“I didn’t used to and it’s just made me feel a million dollars.”
Lil added that she has been trying to consume at least two litres of water a day to stay healthy, but it’s not the only thing that keeps the couple going.
Mental health is just as important as physical fitness, and Brailey admits there’s one person in particular who’s been a major influence on keeping his feet on the ground.
“My Dad’s probably had the biggest impact in terms of my footy career,” Brailey said.
Brailey: 'When it came to Newcastle, the decision was a no-brainer'
“He’s probably my best mate.”
Brailey’s life changing decision to move to Newcastle from where he grew up in Cronulla was a huge challenge on him mentally.
“I got the news back at my old club that I was going to be moved on and it was pretty tough at the time but when it came to Newcastle it was a no-brainer to come here for a number of reasons,” he said.
However, the decision has worked out well for him so far, playing some of his best footy this season and being handed the captaincy before a ball was kicked.
“It’s been unreal,” he said.
“I’ve loved my time so far here in the last two and a half years.”
For more Balance Collective health and fitness philosophy tips, listen to the KNIGHTS // HQ Podcast on Apple or Spotify, with a brand new episode set to drop on Thursday.