Chris Hemsworth has transformed his life ever since learning that he faces a high-risk of getting Alzheimer’s disease.
While filming a documentary series in 2022, the Thor actor discovered that he had an eight to 10 times higher chance than the average person of developing the degenerative brain disease.
Almost a year after making the upsetting discovery, Hemsworth has revealed how his life has changed as a result.
The Australian actor has transformed some of his daily routines, taking some of the focus from his gruelling workouts and shifting energy toward his brain health.
He told Men’s Health magazine: “Now, I’m incorporating more solitude into my life.
“I’ve always been pretty consistent with my exercise commitments, but lately I’ve really felt the importance of taking time for yourself without any outside voice or stimulation, and making time for stillness.”
In a bid to stay more focused and to de-stress, Hemsworth has been making efforts to be more mindful of his mental health needs.
“I do a lot of meditation and breath work, mostly during sauna and ice bath routines,” he said.
“For me, my favourite mindfulness work comes from the immersion in physical activities that allow me to be fully present and force me out of my head and into my body, in particular surfing.”
The actor continued: “I have a more consistent approach to my sleep. Try to stay off screens an hour before bed and read most nights definitely helps. In addition, focusing on not being attached to every thought and be the observer to the noise when possible, just stepping back from the internal chatter.”
Following the life-changing discovery in 2022, the star recently said that he has spent most of the year so far “unemployed”.
Instead of being in front of the camera, he’s spent his time in Byron Bay surfing, dropping his three children to school, spending time with his wife Elsa Pataky and doing some intense soul-searching following recent setbacks.
Meanwhile, Hemsworth recently turned 40 and marked the special day with a trip to Mykonos.
He also marked the occasion on social media and thanked fans for their well wishes.
The Marvel star wrote: “Thank you for all the birthday wishes! Another lap around sun and still going strong! I can safely say not a single piece of cake made it through the night.”