Ever wondered why some celebs over 40 look so good? Here are the anti-aging secrets of some of the world’s most popular celebrities.
At 46, gorgeous musician and actress Jennifer Lopez has shaken her long-standing reputation for having a voluptuously sexy ass. Now it’s just a sexy ass. After eating the same way all her life, Lopez decided to make a change after struggling to lose that stubborn 8 to 10lbs of baby weight. She opted for the Vegan 22 Day Plan. “I kept on with it for a few more weeks and now I have incorporated a little fish here and there. I enjoy it I enjoy eating that way. I didn’t know how good you could feel when you put healthy stuff in your body because I was so used to eating the way I grew up. I don’t think it’s hereditary like a chemical thing, I think it’s hereditary it’s passed down to you, your habits, it’s a habitual thing,” Lopez shared in her interview with Ryan Seacrest.
“The truth is that even if your 70 or 80 it’s so much better having those vegetables and greens and plant based stuff. It’s going to change your life. When I started eating this way I dropped that 8 to 10lbs. It was a real change but more than that I felt better. Your energy is better everything is better. When I started doing this I got the whole household on board. It’s a big change, but little by little you get them into the idea of mostly having a lot of greens instead of mostly bread, or mostly sugar, or mostly other bad stuff,” the singer told Extra TV. Lopez’s lifestyle transformation has inspired her to start Body Lab a health and fitness website for women.
Cameron Diaz is looking more radiant than ever at the age of 43. After switching from junk food to real food Diaz realized there was a strong link between what we eat, how we move and our relationship to life. “We, especially women in our society, in our culture, don’t allow other women to age gracefully, we don’t allow ourselves to age gracefully. We feel like if we are not like we were when we were 25 years old, if we don’t look the same, then we have failed in some way. There is not a day that I want to be the same as I was the day before. I always want to be changing and I always want to be getting older and I always want to be getting wiser. And that to me is a privilege aging is a privilege.
As you get older life does actually get better if you are participating in it, if you are moving forward in your life in a way that is creating this vitality, and capability and not looking a backwards at where you once were and trying to stay there. When you are doing the things that you think it takes to become healthy like moving your body or eating a certain way, that you are actually giving yourself more, you become happier, you become more capable more vital. “ Two years ago Diaz birthed The Body Book, a refreshing perspective on health, exercise and our relationship to aging. In April this year she is The Longevity Book, which reframes the modern idea of aging into a more graceful perspective.
It’s hard to digest that Salma Hayek is already 49 years old. “I have always been very conservative about what I do to my skin. I never went into all those trends of peels and microdermabrasion. I think because I look after my skin, I don’t abandon it, I don’t need to fix it with something really drastic really fast. I’ve been consistently disciplined in just the basics.” Hayek believes that eating healthy fats and vegetables and not exercising too much are the keys to glowing skin. When it comes to exercise, Hayek doesn’t. Instead she uses a muscle-activation technique, which she calls restorative yoga. This involves really engaging her body in the way that she stands walks and moves throughout the day.
47 year old Jennifer Aniston looks as great as she did twenty years ago. “I work out almost every day, at least five or six days a week. I do 40 minutes of cardio: spinning, running, the elliptical, or a combination of all three. Then I do Pilates one day a week, and I do yoga in addition to that, three days a week. I try to mix it up,” she told the US edition of InStyle magazine. “I also love to stretch before I go to bed, and usually throw in a couple of sit-ups.”
Aniston commented to Popsugar on her daily yoga and meditation routine, “It’s like a kickstart for your day, it just centers you. Your stress levels are just down. And you find yourself interacting in the world much easier and better.” She has also tried her hand at Budokon a fluid yoga inspired martial arts movement system. Aniston’s diet inspiration is the zone diet, focused on balancing your intake of fats, carbs and proteins.
Jada Pinkett-Smith, maybe 44 but she does not stop moving her immaculately toned body, “Well, I use to push a lot of iron. I’ve been in the gym for like 15 years now, and I’m just not motivated by it anymore. So I do a lot of outside sports. On my Christmas vacation, I did a lot of cross-country skiing, and I like to hike.”
“I’m most happy when I am in good shape. When I’m not in good physical condition I’m not my best. Working out really keeps me mentally healthy. In our household physical activity is a must, snowboarding, surfing and hiking, we do physical activities together.” Smith told Shape Magazine.
Even Leonardo DiCaprio Has An Anti-Aging Secret Or Two
Even Leonardo has an anti-aging secret or two. With a relentless passion for protecting the planet it is no wonder that Leonardo DiCaprio eats mainly organic food. He keeps things pretty balanced with a mix of lean protein, carbs, and healthy fats. These include organic meat, chicken, green veggies, fruits, nuts, seeds. He prefers to eat several small meals in a day to stay constantly fueled and light. His workout sessions are a daily balance between a good cardio workout, yoga and martial arts.