Alison Palmer for mirror.co.uk writes:
Esther Rantzen planned to celebrate her 70th by running round the garden naked while Helen Mirren still packs a punch in a bikini at 64, recently posing naked in a bath. And these three women [pictured in a recent article for mirror.co.uk -see below for link to this article] prove hitting your 60s doesn’t mean giving up on your body.
PA Catherine Taylor, 62 [pictured top left in news article] lives in London with her husband, Andrew, 59, who’s retired. They have two grown-up daughters.
“I like my body now more than I’ve ever liked it. It’s not perfect – it’s the body of a 62-year-old – but I’m comfortable in my skin and I don’t worry about it any more. As long as I have my health, that’s the main thing.
“It’s odd I like my body more now as it’s probably less toned and a little heavier than it has been for years. For 20 years I ran six miles three times a week and swam regularly. But that stopped at Christmas when I tore my cartilage.
“I have to have keyhole surgery in September but I’ve joined a gym so I can get back to it. I like exercise because it’s when I think and plan things but it’s not the only thing that maintains my figure. I’ve always eaten well – a Mediterranean diet with lean meat, pasta, vegetables, fruit and olive oil. I don’t like junk food, but I do enjoy a glass of white wine.
“I use £2 aqueous cream on my skin followed by Boots No 7 Protect and Perfect serum and a Clinique moisturiser I’ve used for years.
“I do spend a fortune on my hair. I used to have black hair but it’s …