FOREVER YOUNG: Yasmina Rossi

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Yasmina Rossi stunning at 58! Her modeling career reached its peak at age 45 when she moved to New York and began working for Macy’s, YSL, and Hermes (to name a few). She eats an all-organic diet and exercise. She attributes her gorgeous grey hair to treating it with grapeseed oil. So how can we be beautiful and fit over 50 like Yasmina?

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Here’s 2 tips to keep you FOREVER young.

What’s happening: As you go through menopause, your estrogen production declines, accelerating bone loss. This is why you can expect up to a 30% decline in bone mass in your 50’s. So, if you skip exercise, you might be setting yourself up for osteoporosis.

Nutrition game plan: You should keep aiming for that 1,500-a-day calorie count, and make sure you’re eating enough protein. Based on a study at the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston, by the time you reach 50, you don’t process protein as well as you did in previous decades, so you have to exceed the recommended daily amount of 46 grams.

Fitness game plan: According to U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, turn to a combination of regular walking, strength training and stretching to keep yourself lean, strong and safe, since in the next couple of decades, balance issues can lead to injuries.

Yoga is a great addition to your routine if you’re not already into it: According to a study at the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, subjects between the ages of 45 and 55 who did yoga at least once a week for four or more years gained about 3 fewer pounds than folks who didn’t hit the mat.

Over age 50, cardiovascular health is most peoples #1 problem – make daily cardio part of your daily activity. According to the 2008 Physical Activity Guidelines for Americans, published by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, adults can gain substantial health benefits with just:

2.5 hours (150 minutes) moderate aerobic activity per week. That’s just 21 minutes each day of the week or 50 minutes of activity 3 days a week.

Or, just 1.25 hours (75 minutes) of vigorous aerobic activity per week. That’s just 10 minutes each day of the week or just 25 minutes 3 days a week.

Physical activity should be at least 10 minutes at a time.

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