Albert Lincoln Roker, Jr, more popularly known as Al Roker was born in Queens, New York, USA to Isabel, of Jamaican descent and Albert Lincoln Roker, Sr who was a labor relations negotiator, bus driver and dispatcher, of Bahamian descent on August 20, 1954.
This well known American television weather forecaster, actor and book author originally wanted to be a cartoonist before he got into television. In fact he even graduated from State University of New York (SUNY) College at Oswego with a degree in communications and Xavier High School in New York City where he became a member of the Cartooning & Illustration club.
Inspite of his success in career, Al Roker had undergone stomach by-pass surgery which he chronicled on Today (1952) to inform and educate obese people all over the world that’s not too late, that they can still do something about it.
In Roker’s new book, the Today show’s weather anchor narrowed down his
regimen by citing his daily routine in detail wherein he bikes two miles to the office every morning at 4.30 am, he uses treadmill desk in his office, he consumes unprocessed foods that are rich in protein and low in carbs. Roker also shares that he drinks protein shakes with berries and almond milk for breakfast and lunch. Basically, his workout routine which was named as “The Slow Method” involves 30 minutes of exercise three times a week in which one can gain body mass and burn more calories.