Name: Martin Leslie | Age: 52
Tell us a little about yourself:
I am 52 years old, married with two teenage children, around my job I like to keep fit, riding both mountain and road bikes with my family and friends, climbing mountains and snowboarding in the French Alps! I have been lucky enough to have cycled some amazing places over the years, including the joy of the Spanish mountains– I just love the outdoor lifestyle as much as possible!
Describe your health and beauty philosophy:
We have a very healthy diet, eating a low-fat diet, although I do enjoy a rum and coke! As far as beauty is concerned, I grab whatever shampoo is in the shower, as my eyesight is terrible, I often realise I’ve mistakenly grabbed the conditioner to wash my hair with when there is no lather!!! I wash my face with shampoo (conditioner!!!) or soap and GO!!!
Have you made any big changes to yourself to help you feel good?
I have made no changes to my routine, other than when my wife tells me my hands are rough and I may then reach for the hand cream!
Do you find any part of maturing tough?
I am slightly stiffer than I was but, keeping fit keeps me moving!
Is there anything you wish you had done or not done in the past, that impacts how you feel today?
I started exercise late in my early twenties and wish I had done more in my childhood so that I had a reserve to call on!
Is there any area of your beauty and well-being you would like to improve?
Who is your pro ageing icon?
Ned Overend, a 61-year-old record holding cyclist.
How do you feel about your age now vs. your youth?
A few more wrinkles.
What’s are your favourite beauty products on your bathroom shelf?
Hand cream on occasions!
What lifestyle habits are most important to you?
To keep as fit as possible and not to stop!
What are the biggest health/beauty routines you follow?
What’s the best piece of ageing well advice you’ve heard/you follow?
Don’t give in to it! If your mind is young then so are you!
What’s your must-have product/surgery/treatment/activity?
To continue to cycle
What is your approach to diet and exercise?
Eat well and exercise to enjoy
What advice would you give your younger self?
To have got a better base fitness
Where’s your go-to place to relax?
My bed, at night!
What’s your best tip for ageing well?
Mix with like-minded, young-minded people.