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It’s easy to let yourself go easy on fitness upon reaching a certain age, but for actors in the spotlight this isn’t an option. Instead, the stars double down on harsh regimens to build muscles, stringent diets to control their weight and procedures to keep themselves looking young and fresh. Here’s a look at some actors who’ve embraced the challenge, and have managed to stay fit despite the stresses that comes with showbiz. These are the men from Hollywood who have remained super fit, even after the age of 60.
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Tom Cruise: The ‘Maverick’ star is soaring high on the back of his box-office success which has raked in over $86 million and is a front runner for Oscars. The actor, known for his incredible stunt work, does weight training, bodyweight exercises and HIIT intervals to stay in shape. He’s also on a strict diet plan that includes tips from a number of professional trainers. At 60, Cruise is still jumping off buildings and performing his own stunts.
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Jackie Chan: When you think of actors doing their own stunts, one person that always comes to mind it the martial arts legend Jackie Chan. The Hong Kong star has broken numerous bones, suffered burns, and injured himself multiple times over the years “Stunts is what I do best,” said Chan in an earlier interview with Gulf News. His secret? “I still go to the gym every day and run for an hour, but I never go on a diet. I believe that if you enjoy every moment of your life, accept yourself, and stay young at heart, then you will naturally be healthy.”
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George Clooney: This age-defying actor does yoga consistently to remain fit. According to reports, he eats home cooked meals. He follows the Blue Zone Diet, which is mostly a plant-based diet.
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Mel Gibson: This actor is a fan of lifting weights and aerobic cardio. His secret to remaining fit is simple. Eat right and exercise, said the actor in several interviews.
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Tom Hanks: He cut all sugar to remain healthy and fit. He claims that actor Alec Baldwin was also inspired to chuck sugar from his life. He claims cutting back on sweets makes him feel much healthier.
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Andie McDowell: A fan of juicing and yoga, Andie McDowell aged 64 stays fit by following a healthy diet and daily walks. Apparently, exercise injects endorphins into her system. Every day she walks five kms and her company? Her pet dogs. She also eats a diet rich in nuts and proteins.
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Demi Moore: While dance cardio remains Moore’s workout of choice, there is also yoga, barre, boot camp-style HIIT classes. She also gravitates towards vegan food and prefers smoothies and nuts. Green juices are her go-to drinks. She also attributes her lean-mean look to long distance cycling and strength training. Also, she adds in long runs into her fitness routine. She also swears by 15-minute high intensity interval training workouts.
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