Dame Helen Mirren
We've long asked ourselves just how some women manage to look so incredible aged 50+. Those hard-working ladies who inspire us with their dedication to their work and family lives, and still manage to pull off that glamorous look at every occasion.
Dame Helen Mirren is a perfect example. Oscar-winning actress, Dame, wife - and she still looks fabulous in a bikini at 69! Her secret? An exercise plan designed by the Royal Canadian Air Force.
Helen follows a routine designed by a Doctor in the 1950s. It comprises 10 exercises for women including push-ups, sit-ups, running on the spot and arm circling to work all of the muscle groups.
Talking of the plan, Helen said: 'Each day, you have to do the exercises within the 12 minutes and until you can, you can't move up'.
Just 12 minutes a day? This is one celebrity exercise plan that could really work for us!
Pair that with plenty of sleep, and Dame Helen thinks you have the perfect recipe for looking great, no matter what age you are: "When I'm working hard, I don't party. I just go to bed. If I'm on a film, I even try to catch some sleep in my trailer at lunchtime. I really try to sleep as much as possible...it's very important."
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