Seniors today can be happy and active, and senior celebrities are reinforcing this truth every day. At 77, Robert Redford proves he still has what it takes to anchor a major motion picture in his latest release All Is Lost. The lost-at-sea film, up for several awards, has already garnered him a Best Actor accolade from the New York Film Critics Circle.
And he’s only one of several senior celebrities who are still crushing it in show business: Billy Crystal, 66, starred last year with Bette Midler, 69, in the comedy Parental Guidance and recently released his memoirStill Foolin Em: Where I’ve Been, Where I’m Going, and Where the Hell Are My Keys?; Betty White, 92, recently hosted her own TV reality show Off Their Rockers; Sally Field, 66, was nominated for an Oscar for her performance as Mary Todd Lincoln in 2012′s Lincoln; and singer Emmylou Harris, also 66, recently released her album, Old Yellow Moon, which was nominated for a 2014 Grammy. Here’s some tips from the stars themselves on staying healthy in your senior years:
Tips From Senior Celebrities
Redford is the sole actor in All Is Lost, proving he still has the skill to carry a major film. His mane of blond hair and ocean-blue eyes are still his trademarks — even if the lines around those eyes are deeper than when he became a screen legend in such classic films as The Sting and The Way We Were. He told the Huffington Post in a May 2013 interview that he keeps in shape by riding his horse, skiing, and playing tennis.
Animal advocate Betty White says staying active and having a passion keep her youthful. Her passion is pets and other animals. “I play with my Golden Retriever for physical exercise,” she told veterinarian Steve Dale. “And I do crossword puzzles for mental exercise. I think it’s terribly important to look forward to another day, a new day to be excited about. Sure, sometimes you don’t feel like it — we all have our problems. But do your best to look through them.”
Comedian Billy Crystal told AARP that he works out daily, tries to avoid stress, and shares his life with someone he loves — he and his wife have been married for 43 years.
According to Women’s Day, Sally Field keeps her youthful glow by avoiding overexposure to environmental factors such as the sun. She also stays active and manages her osteoporosis by working with her physician.
Emmylou Harris told People magazine that she stays fit by working out daily with free weights, doing sit-ups, and dancing to Appalachian music. She is also meticulous about skincare products and says letting her hair go gray “is the best thing [she] ever did.”
Taking senior living one healthful day at a time will keep you fit and feeling good, as these senior celebrities can attest to.