Chris Hemsworth, Poster Boy Of Peak Wellness, Wants You To Live Forever
In April of last year, Chris Hemsworth had ladies salivating and men dumbfounded in awe as he announced a new fitness app Centr, and proceeded to release images of him working out to accompany the app’s website.
There was never any doubt for audiences who saw Hemsworth in Thor, or residents of Australia's Byron Bay who often spotted the star performing a gruelling beach workout, that this was a man dedicated to fitness. Everything from his diet, to his workout, to his very lifestyle seemed to suggest a calculated consideration of macros, protein, and reps.
So, when it was announced that Hemsworth will become something of a human guinea pig for the new docu-series Limitless, people were hardly surprised. The new series from National Geographic will see Hemsworth undergo a series of challenges that explore different ways to optimise human performance, live longer, and strive for wellness.
In an announcement made at a Television Critics Association press tour, the new series was unveiled and described as one which would follow Hemsworth as he discovers how to live a healthier and smarter life by transforming himself through six physical and mental challenges around the world. Audiences can expect each episode to tackle a different technique said to extend (and enhance) human life, such as regenerating damage, shocking the body, and supercharging memory.
The series will also involve leading longevity scientists who, as Nat Geo describes, “believe that the key to staying young lies in rooting out and reversing the ravages of time before they take hold, and learn secrets from superhumans who demonstrate the mind-blowing extent of human potential.”
But as anyone who follows Hemsworth on Instagram can attest, the star of Thor already lives a life focused on health. To see Hemsworth upgrade his already rigorous routine is like asking Roger Federer to adjust his tennis serve – it’s both unnecessary and futile; isn’t this a man at the peak of his health already?
In a statement, Hemsworth said: “Basically, I was somehow convinced to volunteer myself as a human guinea pig and endure a series of mental and physical challenges across the globe, all for the sake of science.” He added, “We’re hoping to shed some light on new ideas and emerging science with the focus on extending a healthy life span. Production starts soon, so wish me luck.”
Good luck indeed, Chris.