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“Stone Cold” Steve Austin, one of the most famous pro wrestlers of all time, is foregoing his beloved beer for a very specific reason.Austin was known in his WWF and later WWE days for the beer-guzzling, rebellious personality he played in the ring. Popping open and spraying a cold one—or two—down his mouth was a favorite trope. Look at him go:
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But Austin, who’s retired from wrestling, has put a pause on drinking. Sports Illustrated reports that in an episode of his podcast The Steve Austin Show, he announced that he’s given up beer as part of a holistic dieting and exercise program to better his health. “My eating program is going fantastic,” the native of Austin, Texas, said. “[I’m] sticking to my exact macros. [I’ve had] zero alcohol for right at 14 days now.”And it sounds like he’ll be sticking to it.“No alcohol, and when you hit the weights on a consistent basis and eat what you’re supposed to, it is amazing the difference that you can make or I’m making,” Austin added. (He’s onto something—check out the 8 things that happen to your body when you stop drinking booze.)
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He’s indeed looking good at the ripe young age of 53. And booze isn’t the only thing he’s cutting out as part of his path to self-improvement. He said he’s started doing yoga, following the DDP Yoga routine developed by fellow WWF veteran Diamond Dallas Page, making him “flexible as a motherfucker.” Well, he might not have the beer anymore, but at least he still has a way with words.