Jaromir Jagr is giving up 10 daily cups of coffee for Lent
Florida Panthers forward Jaromir Jagr is still in the NHL despite being 44 years old. He's outproducing and outplaying guys who are half his age. How does he do it? He keeps himself in incredible shape. To get himself into even better shape, he has started taking his nutrition more seriously. Just a year after quitting Diet Coke cold turkey (he used to drink at least five per day), Jagr is now committed to quitting his 10 daily cups of coffee.
"I was drinking 10 a day," Jagr said, via the Wall Street Journal. "I felt awful the first few days, I felt like I had no energy at all. I was playing games I didn't even know I played, the first few games. But then the body got used to it."
Dropping caffeine is a good way to stay in great shape. Jagr shows absolutely no signs of slowing down and it's anyone's guess when he'll decide to retire from the NHL. In his first 80 games with the Panthers, Jagr has 64 points (27 goals and 37 assists).
The Panthers acquired him at the trade deadline in 2015 from the New Jersey Devils. Jagr has arguably been the Panthers' most valuable player this season, being their most consistent producer and player. Jagr is leading Florida to the top of the Atlantic Division, perhaps putting Florida into the Eastern Conference playoffs as the second seed.