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Beauty at any age: 77-year-old bodybuilder's anti-aging secret

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On Thursday The Huffington Post reported the fascinating story of Ernestine Shepherd, a 77-year-old body builder recently seen discussing anti-aging secrets with Oprah and Sharon Stone.

Earlier in March Sharon Stone made headlines after the 56-year-old’s feature in “Shape” divulged how the actress willed herself in her 40s to age like a dancer. Oprah sat down with Stone on Oprah Prime, shortly before Sharon’s birthday, and the two chatted about beauty at any age with Ernestine Shepherd via Skype.

Sharon Stone was clearly inspired by not only the bodybuilder’s physique, but also the “elasticity of her skin,” which could be attributed to the egg white drink Ernestine downed in the video that was produced by “Prevention” magazine.

Appearing with long, detailed manicured, nails, Ernestine credited her youthfulness and health to her physical activity. She walks, runs, is a bodybuilder and a trainer at Energy Fitness Gym in Randallstown Maryland, which began with 10 students and is now standing room only. Shepherd only began to workout at the age of 56 and is now a bodybuilding champ. She has defied age and stayed healthy without the use of any medication, and confessed to Oprah her two anti-aging secrets for staying fit and looking young.

My mantras are: Determine, dedicate, and discipline to be fit. And don’t forget, age is nothing but a number.

The belief that age is just a number has been reiterated throughout the fitness world as fans of Tony Horton and the P90X workout series can attest. And it is true, when you feel good, you look good regardless of what year you were born.

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