“It’s more than good genes, though that certainly helps,” my friend said, smiling as she casually sipped a hot green tea. In her early 40s, she looked nearly a decade younger, and at a recent Saturday brunch, she turned heads entering the room baring her toned arms and glowing skin.
I’ve known my friend long enough to understand beneath that insouciance exists hard work and vigilant focus. She maintains consistent eating, exercise and lifestyle habits that keep her lean, fit and vibrantly healthy. During brunch, we discussed strategies health-minded folks regularly employ, and agreed on these five keepers: