Los Angeles, July 20(ANI): English footballer David Beckham has revealed the extent to which he pushes his body in order to ensure that he keeps himself fit enough to play football until he is 40.
"I've always kept myself in shape. I look after my body. For the 10 days before coming back to play for LA Galaxy earlier in the week, I did 10 miles on a bike every day," The Mirror.co.uk quoted Beckham, as saying.
"I'm very self-disciplined. I always time my runs and keep a check on my fitness levels. I've been running and working in the gym and I do an hour of Pilates, which is a stretching and breathing routine, every day," he added.
The 34 year-old also stressed that his stay at AC Milan helped him immensely to keep his fitness up to the level.
"Being at AC Milan has been incredible in terms of keeping my fitness up and giving me confidence that I can go straight back into a European side, Beckham said.
Beckham also highlighted that he was more confident about his fitness and was determined to match the career of former AC Milan captain Paolo Maldini, who retired last month after a 24-year career.
"I feel fit enough to play at the top level still. When I don't feel that way, that's when I'll know to quit. The Milan doctors told me that I have the same sort of make-up as Maldini. They said that if I keep up my present levels of fitness I can progress as long as I want to," he said. (ANI)