Who Holds the Record for the Highest Prize Money in Sports Events?
Who Holds the Record for the Highest Prize Money in Sports Events?

Who Holds the Record for the Highest Prize Money in Sports Events?

How much do you really know about the people who hold world records in sports? The fastest person to run 100 meters, the greatest diver in history and the longest-tenured boxer all have something in common, besides their incredible athleticism—each has held the record for the highest prize money in their sport at one time or another. Whether or not you’re a sports fan, here are 10 awesome sports stars who are also incredible humanitarians . . .

Roger Federer

Djokovic is famous for his 12:30 pm, 1.5 hour-long midday nap after a grueling morning of practice. Naps have been shown to improve productivity and alertness during your waking hours, but it also shows you can adapt napping time to fit any schedule—even one where you don’t have time in your lunch break! The beauty of napping is that while it might seem like cheating, you can tailor your nap to each particular circumstance.

Cristiano Ronaldo

If you’re like most people, you probably want to sleep more than you do. And yet, more often than not, getting eight hours of uninterrupted rest is easier said than done. But what if I told you there was one simple strategy that could help guarantee quality sleep every night? Well, there is: consistent bedtimes.

Ronda Rousey

You need at least eight hours of sleep. Otherwise, it’s like you never slept at all. It’s such an important part of being healthy and feeling good every day. ##

Serena Williams

Not all celebrity sleep habits are healthy: Serena Williams just told W magazine that she sleeps maybe three hours each night and might take one or two naps. This is an unfortunate habit, as too little sleep can lead to serious health problems and even death. Make sure you’re getting 7-9 hours of shuteye every night. For more ideas on how to get better sleep, check out these 19 Snacks That Can Help You Fall Asleep Faster!

Venus Williams

I try not to stay up too late, but sometimes I just can’t fall asleep. To keep my mind from racing, I usually write in my journal or meditate. Once you start feeling tired, it’s tempting to spend those last few hours watching movies or curling up with that new novel—but don’t do it!

Kevin Durant

I’ve had trouble sleeping for years, ever since I was about 12. I just couldn’t fall asleep at night; I stayed up late and slept in until noon every day. It was just out of my control. I found that if I had an extreme amount of energy, especially after playing a game, my body would never be able to wind down. That made falling asleep even more difficult than it already was—it was like an anxiety attack almost.

Usain Bolt

How can you speed up your sleep? There are many ways to improve how quickly and deeply you sleep. These simple, easy-to-follow tips will help get you sleeping well, so you wake up feeling rested, ready for action. Do take these tips with a grain of salt — not all of them will work for everyone. Regardless, though, I think we can all agree on one thing: just about anything is better than nothing when it comes to getting more out of your slumber time!

LeBron James

I'm going to bed early every night, trying to get as much sleep as possible. As athletes, we always think sleep is overrated. We figure that if one or two hours can make a difference in our performance, then we'll sacrifice it by staying up late watching TV or playing video games.

Novak Djokovic

Don't just lie there. You'll end up staying awake, causing even more havoc for your mind and body. People try going to bed at 10 p.m., lying in bed tossing and turning until midnight, then finally falling asleep by 1 a.m., says Michael Breus, Ph.D., an author of The Power of When: Discover Your Chrono type--and Train Your Brain for Optimal Health (Perigee) and founder of the Sleep Doctor sleep clinic in Scottsdale, Arizona.


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