Believe it or not, Suzanne Somers will be 72 on Oct. 16, 2018! (We know, she looks amazing). In celebration of her special day, Wonderwall.com is taking a look at the fittest celebs over 70, starting with Suzanne. The actress is well-known for her devotion to ThighMaster — she partnered with the brand to release numerous workout videos and equipment — and has also written two health and fitness books. Keep reading to see which other stars over 70 have maintained a healthy workout regimen and stayed in incredible shape…
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Sylvester Stallone might be far removed from his 1980s action-star heyday, but the 72 year old is still incredibly fit. He hits the gym regularly and often shares his workouts — which include 100-pound dumbbell presses, 100-pound pull-ups, boxing, Pilates and the "Headbanger" pull-up — on his Instagram page.
Bodybuilder-turned-actor-turned-politician Arnold Schwarzenegger is 71 years old but he still manages to stay in shape by cycling, hitting the gym and eating healthy. If you want to build a bod like Arnold's, you can try out his grueling Blueprint to Mass workout regimen, which includes a barbell bench press, seated leg curls and dumbbell pull-overs.
Diane Keaton says the secret to staying young is being the best person you can be. The 72-year-old actress also swears by spinning, skipping meat and making sure to "walk very fast." "I'm a vegetarian now. I don't eat meat or fish. I eat eggs and cheese. And I do watch what I eat," she told the Chicago Sun-Times. "I walk. I get on the treadmill. And I'll walk really fast to break a sweat. One thing is for sure — I don't run. It's too hard. But the fast walking does give me a lot of energy to face the day."
Helen Mirren is 73 but still looks as flawless as she did in the 1960s. What's her secret? The Royal Canadian Air Force 12-minute exercise plan. The routine, which was created in the 1950s, includes 10 basic exercises designed to give you a total body workout in a short amount of time. "It is the exercise I have done off and on my whole life. It just very gently gets you fit," Helen told HELLO! magazine.
Susan Sarandon, who celebrated her 72nd birthday on Oct. 4, 2018, manages to stay fit by eating healthy, playing ping-pong, maintaining a toxic-free environment and getting busy. "You have to take care of yourself," she told the Daily Mail. "To stay young and healthy, you need to weed out toxic things — and toxic people! Oh, and laugh and have sex — if you're lucky enough to find that — those are really important too."
Robert De Niro is 75 (unbelievable!) but doesn't look it thanks to his healthy lifestyle. The iconic actor works out with a personal trainer daily, practices boxing and also eats a healthy diet.
Rita Moreno is so fit, she rocked the same dress to the 2018 Oscars that she wore to the 1962 show! The 86-year-old star credits her amazing figure to daily walking, healthy eating and dancing salsa around her house. "I am the happiest 82-year-old person I know," Rita told the Washington Post. "I feel as if I'm in the prime of my life."
Tina Turner is 78 and can still perform her legendary dances moves thanks to not eating after 6 p.m., drinking lots of water and, of course, dancing. "The main reason I've stayed looking good is that I've spent 40 years doing the most intensive stage workouts ever," she told Britain's Mirror. "I don't abuse myself with sweets, sugars, cakes and fat. I eat healthily. The pleasure of life is dinner."
Jane Fonda is not only one of the fittest stars over 70 — she's also one of the fittest stars over 80! The actress will celebrate her 81st birthday on Dec. 21, 2018, but she looks as young as ever. She's a fitness guru who still follows the exercise plan entitled "Jane Fonda's Workout Book" that she developed in the 1980s.
Danny Glover is 72 years old and still fit thanks to Pilates classes and healthy eating. In fact, the long-and-lean actor is in such great shape that he's in talks to reprise his role as scrappy detective Roger Murtaugh in "Lethal Weapon 5."
Harrison Ford is the action star who keeps on giving, thanks to his lifestyle. The 76-year-old actor told "Entertainment Tonight" that he does "a lot" of boxing, which keeps him in great shape for his roles in "Blade Runner," the "Star Wars" reboot and the upcoming "Indiana Jones" sequel.
Cher has been in the industry since the 1960s and somehow hasn't aged a day. The legendary 72-year-old singer credits her vegetarian diet, abstaining from smoking and drinking and her workout regimen — which includes five-minute planks, surfing and cardio — for her ageless beauty. "I exercise about five times a week because it's something I've always done and I just enjoy it," she told HELLO! "I try to play the age card with my trainer but she just doesn't go for it."
Dolly Parton maintains her fit figure with weight training, avoiding junk foods and eating a low-carb diet. "My best bet is to stay on low carb because on a low carb, you can actually eat quite a bit of food of the things you're allowed," Dolly told FoxNews.com. "I'm a short little thing with a big country-girl appetite so I have to really watch it."
Rod Stewart, 73, makes sure to work out regularly so he always has stamina for the stage. The iconic rocker breaks a sweat by playing soccer and using workout equipment including rowing machines, treadmills and exercise bikes.
Forever young Goldie Hawn might be 72, but her workout routine is as intense as ever. The actress starts her day with green juice and exercise. She also follows a wheat-free, sugar-free and dairy-free diet. "I do a lot of juicing, I don't put a lot of food in my stomach and I don't mix my foods too much," Goldie told People magazine. "So if I want to have like protein I'll just eat a bowl of lentils, I won't mix it with a bunch of stuff." She added, "I have short meditation spurts during the day, if I don't have a long one in the morning, which sometimes the phone rings and you're off and running, but I do find time to get quiet. I hike. I bike. I try to have as much fun as possible."
Shockingly, Ringo Starr is nearly 80 years old but still looks amazing! The 78-year-old Beatles drummer credits his good health to a vegetarian diet and exercising with a trainer three times a week. "I believe that helps," he told Variety. "I also work out most days." Ringo also meditates daily, a practice he picked up at the Summer of Love in 1967 when the Beatles were introduced to Maharishi Mahesh Yogi's teachings.
Not to be outdone by his Beatles bandmate, Paul McCartney also maintains a fit lifestyle. The 76-year-old legend practices yoga, runs and works out daily. "I feel pretty fit," he told the Mirror. "I'm not the sort of person who particularly needs a trainer. I'll just watch what the trainers do and then copy them. I do a bit of the cross-trainer, a bit of running, a bit of cardio and then I do some weights, some abs on the Swiss ball, before ending up on the mat doing a few stretches. And then standing on my head." He added, "That's my big claim to fame! I actually learned it in the '60s, it was a yoga thing, and my argument is I need flexibility not strength."
Gladys Knight is 74 and healthier than ever! The iconic singer lost 60 pounds while performing on "Dancing With The Stars" in 2012 and maintains her figure with regular workouts, healthy eating and Freshology's Getslim with the Stars program. "You've got to eat healthy and you've got to put a little movement into it," she told People magazine.
Mick Jagger still has his moves, thanks to his fit lifestyle. The 75-year-old rock star prepares for his worldwide tours by practicing yoga, working on his core, singing vocal exercises and running through his dance moves.
Barry Manilow is 75 but still exercises regularly and maintains a healthy diet. "I've always been a skinny guy and I don't like eating, so I do have a tendency to lose weight when I'm working," he told the Daily Mail. "But I looked at myself in the mirror about two months ago and thought, 'Geez, this isn't good,' so I hired a nutritionist and a cook and put on 10 pounds."
Diana Ross is 74 years old and still looking like a 1960s Supreme. The Motown star once battled anorexia but now stays in shape by actively touring and eating healthy. "Health is the most precious thing in life 'she / he who enjoys good health is Rich' say, thank U thank U thank U for the gift of health is keeping you alive," Diana wrote on Twitter in May 2018.