Senior But Young: The "Granny" Who Looks Like A Super Model
August 22, 2019 21:46 By Fabiosa
At first glance, Linda Wood-Hoyte looks like a very fit 40-something woman. But don't be fooled by her appearance. Linda is much older than you think, and she shocked the audience at The Rachael Ray Show, when it was revealed how old she really is.
The audience was asked to guess how old Linda was, and most people guessed 45. Every single person's jaw dropped when Linda announced she was actually 74 years old. Can you believe it?
Linda is used to people's eyes widening when she tells them her real age. That's what she said during one of her previous interviews:
When people find out that I'm 74 years old, they're usually surprised, sometimes disbielieve it, sometimes think I'm joking.
She's worked hard to look so incredible, and believes anyone is capable of following her example:
There is no age factor. You can do as much as you're able to do. Body is a machine, you gotta use it, or you lose it.
Wood-Hoyte's secret is simply taking care of her body. She holds the Guinness World Record for the oldest woman to execute a 100-pound one-arm dumbbell row or a 500-pound leg press. Linda is absolutely unbelievable and an incredible inspiration!
It's not all fitness. Here's Linda's food tip
Just like any other woman, Linda has certain trigger foods that can compromise her amazing physique, but she's learned to control them. Her tip is to discover healthy substitutes, and stick to them. For example, she can't live without ice cream, so she discovered a low-calorie frozen yogurt that works best for her.
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Anyone can follow her tip: If you love potatoes, substitute them with sweet potatoes or baked veggies. There are countless healthy versions of fattening foods. You just have to find the one that works for you.
How to prevent premature aging
Linda is a wonderful example that it's possible to look incredible at any age. But did you know there are ways you can make sure you're aging gracefully and extending your beauty years? Here are some of them:
- Control your ultraviolet exposure by protecting your skin with SPF creams and make-up.
- Don't smoke.
- Keep your alcohol consumption to a minimum.
- Always get enough sleep.
- Don't do extreme diets. Your body needs nutrients and vitamins that can be provided by a healthy and well-balanced diet.
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We hope you find these tips useful.