Healthy Hollywood: Wellness Wednesday – Look Fabulous At 60 Like Helen Mirren!
First Published: November 16, 2011 2:00 PM EST Credit: Getty Images
NEW YORK., N.Y. -- Yes, it’s true; you can look (and feel) amazing at 60 and beyond! Gone are the days when women over 60, 50, or even 40 are simply overlooked and rarely thought of as sexy and sensational.
At 66, Oscar winner Helen Mirren was named “Body of the Year” over the summer in a L.A. Fitness survey. She beat out other (much younger) beauties, like Jennifer Lopez and tush-terrific Pippa Middelton. Proving to all that age is just a number.
Mirren has shared her age-defying secrets are the home shape-up game Wii Fit and a good pair of stilettos. “Four-inch platforms give you great height and make your legs look unbelievably long.”
Sixty-plus celebs like Raquel Welch, Jane Seymour, and Jane Fonda are also great examples of being in your 60s and gorgeous. Certainly inspiring to any of us ladies worried about losing our sex appeal as we age. “We are living in 2011, where we have more knowledge about health and wellness than ever before,” attests Andrea Warshaw-Wernick, who founded the website Fabulous at 60. “If we ladies eat healthy, work out regularly, and change our mind set on how to live, we can even feel better than we did when we were younger,” adds Andrea!
Younger women need to get on track with a solid wellness program now – if they want to look good 20-plus years later. Andrea suggest stepping up your workout regimen to at least 3 times a week, eat steamed or lightly sautéed veggies, limit your drinking to one glass of wine a night – stay from sweets and fast food—and stop smoking!
However, the real secret to being forever young is the right outlook. “Attitude is half the battle in staying young by the time you are sixty,” reveals Andrea, who also adds, “My motto is ‘Keep On Moving.’ I feel young and practice what I preach, so my body and mind stays young forever. I love the fact that I look as best I can and I feel terrific because I eat right and constantly exercise. Working everyday, having a passion or just being busy is another important ingredient to feeling young, staying motivated and being happy.” Let’s hear for female power!
For more tips on feeling fabulous at 60 (or any age), head to www.fabulousat60.com.
Copyright 2013 by NBC Universal, Inc. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.