At 69, Raquel Welch is still one of the most attractive – and dignified – women in show business. Born on September 5, 1940, Welch (a meticulous and practical Virgo) has followed a strict beauty regimen and diet to keep herself in peak physical condition. Once declared “the most desired woman of the 1970s,” Welch looks stunning even as she enters her own 70s. In her new book, entitled Raquel: Beyond the Cleavage, Welch describes a life well lived – and what you can learn from her experience.
In an interview with AOL Health, Raquel Welch describes her daily routine:
“On a typical day, I wake up around 5 a.m. After a very light breakfast of egg whites and Bieler’s broth, I go to my yoga class that begins at 6:30 and goes until 8. After yoga, I feel energized, and I have my whole day ahead of me… When I get back from yoga, I might have poached or grilled salmon and some green steamed vegetables. Later in the day, around 1 or 2 p.m., I might have a meal with larger portions… like fish, veal, [or] chicken, and a big portion of vegetables. When you want to be lean and mean, you need to eat small portions throughout the day. It’s called grazing. Then in the evening, I’ll have a huge plate of steamed green, non-starch vegetables — celery, broccoli, snow peas, asparagus or spinach. The way I eat might sound too perfect for words — and I don’t do it every single day. I’m human.”
Welch’s routine centers around two primary features: a healthy diet, and yoga. This is no surprise, as eating right and exercise are the two best things you can do for yourself – but yoga, in particular, is now highly valued in our society as one of the best, most rejuvenating, most all-around life improving forms of exercise. Welch also recommends a positive attitude and moisturizing every morning and evening – no surprise. (Also no surprise, Welch is no stranger to Botox, though she is critical of its overuse, and the general over-reliance on cosmetic surgery.)
Quite simply, Raquel Welch shows us that staying healthy and looking good aren’t so complicated after all. Eat well, do yoga, stay positive and Moisturize, Moisturize, Moisturize!
What are your own routines for staying healthy and beautiful?