Name: Chris Stableford | Age: 71
Tell us a little about yourself:
I am 71 years of age and since myself & my husband retired when we were 57 we have spent 6 months each year motor homing in Europe. I enjoy walking in the mountains, cycling, skiing and line dancing, exploring new places, experiencing different cultures, making new friends & socialising with lots of people who share a love of the outdoors. What I enjoy most though are the happy times spent with our family.
Describe your health and beauty philosophy?
Sufficient sleep, drink plenty of water, healthy diet, fulfilling exercise routine and use effective moisturisers on your face and body.
Have you made any big changes to yourself to help you feel good?
I’ve had three of my front teeth crowned and one implant to improve my smile! Hair is important to appearance so I always ensure I get a good cut & have regular highlights. Like most women in my age group (apart from celebrities) I have never had surgery nor do I spend much on treatments to help me feel good.
Do you find any part of maturing tough?
When you reach your 70s you realise that growing old “isn’t for softies”! The secret is to stay ‘young at heart’ and adapt a positive attitude.
Is there anything you wish you had done or not done in the past, that impacts how you feel today?
With the benefit of hindsight I would have:
- Devoted more time to taking care of my teeth
- Taken supplements to strengthen my bones to avoid Osteoporosis
- Done regular pelvic floor exercises
- Included Yoga in my exercise routine
Is there any area of your beauty and wellbeing you would like to improve?
Plump up my lips.
Who is your pro ageing icon?
Maggie Smith & Judi Dench, both in their 80s but still full of vitality.
How do you feel about your age now v your youth?
Each stage of your life has positive & negative aspects. Retirement gives you the freedom to choose how to spend your time which is wonderful, providing you remain fit and healthy.
What’s are your favourite beauty products on your bathroom shelf?
Kerastase shampoo & conditioner.
What lifestyle habits are most important to you?
Spending time with family & friends. Physical activity.
What are the biggest health/beauty routines you follow?
Applying serum and eye cream followed by moisturising cream to my face morning & night. Regular application of body cream. Thorough teeth cleaning & flossing.
What’s the best piece of ageing well advice you’ve heard/you follow?
Socialising, healthy diet and exercise.
What’s your must-have product/surgery/treatment/activity?
What is your approach to diet and exercise?
Diet – Healthy food + ‘naughty treats’ in moderation
Exercise – making it fun
Where’s your go-to place to relax?
Our Annual family holiday in Mallorca
What’s your best tip for ageing well?
Maintain a positive attitude.
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