He wrote, "I ...remember thinking, my ability to sustain my peak performance over the last 10 years is almost unbelievable to me."
“Since my ACL recovery nine years ago my knee hasn’t bothered or limited me a single day. In fact two years ago I took a hit on my knee during practice, requiring an MRI. The doctors who read the MRI joked afterward that my knee looked so healthy they seriously doubted I played professional football.”
“Sometimes I think I’m the most hydrated person in the world.”
In the whole world?!
Tom Brady drinks 24 cups of water a day. That’s a lot of water.
Then Brady wrote, “When I was young and playing outside in the sun, I got sunburned a lot. I was a fair skinned Irish boy after all."
Okay, okay, that checks out. But then he says, “These days, even if I get an adequate amount of sun, I won’t get a sunburn, which I credit to the amount of water I drink. I always hydrate afterward too, to keep my skin from peeling.”
You’ve gotta stay hydrated when you’re out in the sun, but where did he get the idea that drinking water would protect him in the same way sunscreen does?
He wasn't finished: "When I once told that to my sister, she said, You mean I don’t have to use all those moisturizers and facial products to keep my skin looking good? I should just drink as much water as you do?'"
“[She said] ‘I think you should market your TB12 electrolytes as a beauty product.’ I just laughed.”
No one should drink as much water as you, Tom! Although, it is true that properly hydrating can help clear up acne. But not 24 cups of water a day. Just, like, chill out dude. C’mon.
Not only is this just a strange thing to say, it might not be safe for you depending on your body mass. While staying hydrated is healthy, drinking too much water can cause hyponatremia, which is a fancy way of saying your body loses too much salt. People have died from trying to drink too much water at one time. Stay hydrated, but please don’t try to copy Tom Brady’s water habits.
Twitter had things to say about Brady's comment on water and sunscreen.
Kai Ryssdal said, “Tom Brady, the Gwyneth Paltrow of Sports…”
Gwyneth Paltrow has had a lot of weird, out-of-touch beauty advice, including the idea that sunscreen is bad for you. Sound familiar?
Other people tried to justify Brady’s sunscreen/water-gate comment…