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Shortly before he turned 40, Rich Roll was walking up the staircase on the way to his bedroom when he suddenly felt a tightness in his chest. The simple act of walking up the stairs had the corporate lawyer sweating and breathing laboriously, like he was on the verge of a heart attack. That was the moment when Rich knew he had to overhaul his lifestyle.
“That really shook me out of my denial about how I was living,” he told Men’s Health in an interview years later. “I made a very concrete decision in that moment that I was going to change my priorities. That’s how I set in motion this exploration of food and nutrition and ultimately after that, fitness and human potential.”