Are you over fifty or heading in that direction. Well then you might already know how difficult it becomes staying in good physical shape, particularly once you hit a certain age.
However, don’t worry as we have discovered how women manage to hold on to their youthful looks and body! Basically, your health and beauty requires discipline and inner harmony.
Take a look at the following photos of women who are in great shape. Perhaps they will inspire you to make some changes in your lifestyle.
Yolanda Hadid, 54 years old
Yolanda, mother of the famous Gigi and Bella Hadid, has had a very difficult life. She has faced illnesses, divorce, on top of a tough childhood.
Yolanda manages to find harmony with the world. Her one goal was to raise her children which she has done successfully.
Yolanda loves horseriding, snowboarding and yoga.
Sharron Davis, 55 years old
Sharron Davis is a former Olympic swimming champion who won a silver medal in 1980.
“I often hear that with age the metabolism slows down. For me personally, it’s like what was first — the chicken or the egg? If you change your lifestyle and live a passive life, then your metabolism will naturally slow down. Stay active, and move a lot. You’ll be fine.“
Sharon Stone, 59 years old
Sharon tells Haute Living magazine, “Oh my God, not the question about my secrets again… I rarely have enough free time just to have a proper bath. I use great skin creams and try not to forget to shave my legs. I love doing sports, and I think that it’s one of the main keys to being healthy. I dance all the time. I do yoga, pilates, I play with my kids, ride a horse, often go to the beach — I do whatever it takes just to move, I believe that if you stay true to yourself and you are kind to other people, you become prettier with age.”
Jane Seymour, 66 years old
“The secret of my youth is good genes, the right diet, and the fact that I have no bad habits. And I use only rainwater to wash my hair. It makes it very shiny. However, once photographers told me that they were tired of hiding the bags under my eyes, so I just asked surgeons to remove them.“
She lives on her ranch and spends a lot of time outdoors and horse riding. The celebrity does yoga & breathing exercises each morning and visits the gym.
Yasmina Rossi, 62 years old
“My body is my teacher. I am sure that all it takes to lose weight is to run every day and eat healthy food. You don’t need any strict diets or any hard physical exercises. I listen to my body. Sometimes, the body needs to be lazy, and I give it a good rest: I eat anything I want (almost), and I do yoga. If I don’t let my body relax, it will stop me with an illness or a cold. I never understood it when I was young, but now I listen to my body and respect it,” Yasmina, a wise woman, says on her Instagram page.
Christie Brinkley, 64 years old
“In the beginning of my path, I did a lot of experiments with diets: I tried drinking juices and eating food of only one kind, eating a grapefruit before an ordinary meal… All these things simply don’t work. There is only one thing that is useful: having a healthy and balanced diet,” Christie comments.
Susan Lucci, 71 years old
When Susan Lucci is asked questions about her youthful secrets, she responds, “These are the things that everyone knows about: healthy food and physical exercises! I have been doing pilates for 18 years now. It has become my religion.”
Ernestine Shepherd, 81 years old
Ernestine Shepherd is the only 81-year-old bodybuilder in the world today. She is in the Guinness World Records as “the oldest bodybuilder in the world.“
Her schedule is very inspiring: she wakes at 2:30 a.m. and says prayers from the Bible. Her diet is 1,700 calories a day and includes boiled egg whites, chicken, vegetables, and an egg-white drink. She also runs around 80 miles a week and doesn’t take any nutritional supplements.