4 Black Women That Prove ’70 Is The New 40′
There’s an old fable that talks about the mysterious “fountain of youth.” It describes how at this one fountain, if you drink the water from it you will forever look and feel young. Now, we don’t know if this fountain really exists, but these four women sure look like they’ve found it! Take a look at how in their 70’s, these four women don’t look a year over 40.
Tina Turner, Age 76
Tina Turner, at 74, seems to just get better and better with age – a phenomenon the singer believes is down to a combination of great style, health and attitude.”A 50-year-old woman is equivalent to 40 when I was growing up,” she insists.
“If you take care of yourself, 60 is nothing for women these days,” explains Turner. “In today’s world you can be the kind of woman you want to be.”
The legendary singer who has stayed a size 10 for the past 4 decades- puts her stable size down to not eating after 6pm, drinking lots of water and, of course, dancing. She says she stays away from sweet and prefers to eat healthy foods because of how they make her feel. Her daily breakfast consists of banana, kiwi and melon, and brown German bread. In addition, she believes sleep is so important that she only has two meals a day because she sleeps so long. With a home in Switzerland, she has become a devotee of saunas and steam rooms and “walking 10 miles up and down stairs at home”. It is Tina’s mental attitude that perhaps plays the biggest part in her refusal to let herself go she believes we are what we think and that women need to embrace themselves at every point in their lives!
Linda Wood Hoyte, Age 73
The Capricorn grandmother is a National and International Bodybuilding champion with 28 years of body building experience. In fact, her bodybuilding career has run concurrently with her 40+ year professional management career in corporate America which spanned working for five Fortune 500 companies. She is also a certified personal trainer with demonstrated success delivering nutritional seminars and exhibiting training techniques at sports conventions and shows.
As we all know, food can make or break how you look, feel and behave. So instead of letting food control you, Linda controls food.
“Recognize your triggers,” explain Linda. “For me, it’s always been ice cream. I would buy a carton of fudge vanilla swirl, for example, planning to limit myself to just a half cup for dessert. I’d dig into the creamy mixture, have ‘just a taste’ ‐‐ and all my plans went into the trash. Along with the empty half‐gallon carton of ice cream. Inevitably, I felt sick the next day and mad at myself for giving in. I’d try setting up rules (‘I’ll only eat ice cream on weekends,’ or ‘I’ll only eat vanilla ice cream ‐‐ that’s safe and boring’), but those rules were a game of deception that resulted only in weight gained.”
“After you recognize your trigger foods, discover safe healthy foods substitutes.