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The coronavirus pandemic has kept Kevin Hart, his wife and four children inside – and he says it has given him a new assessment of his family.
In an interview with the United States TODAY on Monday, the 41-year-old comedian said that the lock “shines a light” on his loved ones and gives him time to reconnect with them.
“Through the pandemic, I was able to truly touch on fatherhood. Touch more on the role of husband because I’ve never been home that long. Never! Because of my job, I’ve never been home for so many weeks – or weeks, period.” , he said. “I’ve never been able to have dinner with my family and talk to my family as much as I did during this pandemic, and it just made me realize some of the things I missed, some of the things I didn’t give so much. great value that you probably should. “
Hart, who collaborates with the Headspace meditation app for a series of focused attention, says his family has adapted to the challenges of quarantine by sticking to it.
“The way my family and I adjusted was just to lean on each other during that time and try to support each other and try our best to be aware of our minds – constantly we check “How are you doing? Are you okay? How do you feel? If it’s down, well, what can we do to raise it? “He just said we all commit and don’t allow each other to fall or slip and fall through the cracks.”
Hart, whose Headspace collapse includes an episode “Meditate with Me” and an interactive “Mindful Runs,” where viewers take a virtual run with the comedian, says his children also participated in his fitness routines. His 13-year-old son Hendrix accompanies him to the morning training before the virtual school in the morning, and his daughter Heaven at 15 also joins at times.
“I usually start around 5:00, 5:30 and he just starts saying, ‘I want to get up, I want to train with you, Dad,'” Hart explained, adding that his children’s interest in health is something he “He is extremely proud of them.”
“It’s something that is not forced. I don’t force it on my children so that they like it and stick to it, it’s a big deal,” he added.
In addition to running, Hart says he enjoys other cardio workouts at home, such as rowing and cycling, but says he is still dealing with some long-term problems after the September 2019 car crash that left him to hospitalize for days.
“It’s a back injury, so you’re going to have your good days and your bad days when you’re really sick, but I think I’m probably 97%.” 96%? There’s another 3 or 4% that remind you from time to time like “Oh yeah, I hurt my back, let me just slow down for a second,” he said. “But that’s good! I’m in a great space, I’m lucky to be where I’m physically. I’m lucky to walk and be alive in general, so I don’t take any of that for granted.”
Hart added that the crash made him realize “how it can all end in the blink of an eye.”
“(It was) an eye-opening experience of realizing that you’re out of control, you’re disappearing. You may think you’re in control, but you’re not,” he said, adding that he’s now trying to take “every second of his life and be really grateful.” for that … Life is very precious. “
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