Whether we like it or not; our bodies tell a story. From the scare you got when you were 5 to the excess weight you’ve been carrying around because of your sedentary job. Your weight can also age you. Look at these celebrities and how they manage to stay slim even after 40. Heck some of them don’t look at day over 30!
- Courteney Cox ArquetteOur favorite ‘Friend’ and soulless tabloid journalist has only gotten better looking with age. Cox Arquette’s secret weapon for those cut arms and toned legs? Tennis and Budokon, an intense workout integrating yoga,martial arts and meditation. Cox Arquette has also been said to use the Blood Type Diet.Starface, Retna
Our pick for sexiest of the ‘Sex and the City’pack is also the oldest. And at 51, we think Kim Cattrall looks even more fabulous now than she did when the show first debuted. Cattrall has said that exercise is crucial for her and that without it she feels sluggish. When she can’t make it to the gym for a 30-minute workout, she likes to walk.
How does hottie Daniel Craig get Bond buff? It’s no surprise that there’s a lot of weight lifting in his fitness routine. Craig has said that a routine centered around weights was the only way to bulk up in the short time he had to prepare for ‘Casino Royale.’ But for his next Bond venture, the 40-year-old stunning star is mixing up his heavy lifting routine with boxing and running.
Madonna may be single-handedly responsible for helping yoga and Pilates go mainstream. With her enviable arms and taut abs, her body is a walking advertisement for the two fitness disciplines which she has long practiced. Her high water intake (3 liters a day) and strict diet that bans processed foods, alcohol, caffeine and dairy also helps keep the 49-year-old slim. But we’re sure the two-hour sessions of dancing and hitting the Hybrid Body Reformer (a pulley-system machine) that she does six times a week don’t hurt.
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The Jamie Foxx workout doesn’t involve exclusive gyms or personal trainers. He keeps it simple. Every morning he does four sets of pushups, situps and crunches. But not all at once, mind you. He breaks up the workout with chores. A set of pushups. Brush teeth. One set of ab exercises. Take a shower. And so on. That way, he doesn’t have to make time for exercise, it just part of his morning routine.
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As mothers around the globe know, kids will keep you young. Sexy Elizabeth Hurley, 42, credits her 6-year-old son, Damian for helping her keep fit and trim. “I don’t do a lot of exercise,” she says.” As for her glamour, these days she says she doesn’t mind a little airbrushing. Launching her new Elizabeth Hurley Beach line earlier this year, the model-actress-businesswoman said: “I like a certain amount of retouching, like anybody.”
Jamie Lee Curtis
This soon-to-be 50-year-old is known for doing some pretty racy things with her body including showing off her lovely gray locks and bare top on this year’s May/June issue of ‘AARP The Magazine’ (don’t worry, it’s PG) and gracing a 2002 cover of ‘More’ Magazine without any photo touchups. Curtis is adamant, however, that whatever goes into her body be healthy. This former alcohol addict gained weight after sobering up, but has since shed the pounds through cutting out foods that are high in sugar and white flour like crackers, breads and cereals, reports ‘People.’
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We hear this sexy 53-year-old doesn’t eat carbsafter 5 pm, avoids pasta and drinking, and has given up beer altogether. He’s a bit of a fitness buff too. To get back in shape for his role as Mr. Big on ‘Sex and the City’ movie, Noth told ‘People’ he needed to head to the gym. He reportedly enjoys running, playing basketball and lifting weights at the gym.
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This actress makes 50 look glamorous. She hasn’t tapped into some secret fountain of youth — that we know of. Instead, she fills her life with spirituality and peaceful activities like yoga, as well as healthy organic eating, according to an interview on ‘Gaiam Life.’ “Yoga has made a big change in my life. It can change your body — make your tummy strong and all your muscles toned. But it has also helped me with old injuries and pains.” An unlimited supply of L’Oreal products probably hasn’t hurt either.
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This Grammy winner is nearly as famous for her albums as she is for her show-stopping body. At 46, Sheryl Crow has made many personal triumphs — beating breast cancer, adopting a child — and has shown the world what resilience looks like. Crow has said that exercising and eating a healthy diet are just as important to feeling good as are meditation and relaxation.
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