This week, thousands of athletes from 71 countries around the world have gathered to test their prowess at the 2014 Commonwealth Games in Glasgow.
Among them is England squash player James Willstrop, who is playing in the men’s singles and doubles competitions this year. A former world number one, James can also boast of holding a gold medal in compassion, thanks to his vegetarian diet!
We caught up with him ahead of this year’s games in Glasgow.
What inspired you to go vegetarian?
I saw videos of animal slaughter, and it was … Read more.
Here’s a sobering fact: heart disease is the single biggest killer of men. That’s right – more deadly than car crashes and cancer, heart disease is the number-one cause of premature death among men in the UK. Why are we telling you this? Because you can help prevent the vast majority of cardiovascular diseases – and other degenerative illnesses, for that matter – simply by adopting a plant-based diet.
Today marks the start of Men’s Health Week, a week designed to get men to start thinking seriously about their health, well-being … Read more.
Pontefract-born vegetarian, the world’s number two squash player (he was number one last month!), and PETA pinup James Willstrop has given us the perfect prize for squash fans.
Not only do we have a signed copy of his new book, Shot and a Ghost, in which James chronicles his rise to number one and the challenges of competing in a sport that takes him all around the world, we also have one of James’ squash racquets that he used during one of his recent matchups. In his book, James also devotes … Read more.
Top British squash player James Willstrop is hoping to go one better in the Commonwealth Games in Delhi after coming in a close second in the ROWE British Grand Prix – the biggest squash event in Europe. James previously starred in PETA’s “Squash Obesity – Go Vegetarian!” ad, and he’s a high-profile example of a leading athlete who knows that going vegetarian benefits both one’s sporting performance and animals.
In an interview with PETA, James said, “Meat has no place in a professional athlete’s diet. Since I stopped eating meat, … Read more.