An elderly woman with energy levels to rival those of teenagers has spoken out about her healthy lifestyle and shared tips for happiness.
Norma Williams, 74, is an active lady from the UK who settled in Spoleto, Italy, with her 85-year-old boyfriend and business partner Laurie.
Besides running a rental business, the woman lives a very vigorous lifestyle that involves daily workouts and 6-mile-long walks in and around the city.
The 74-year-old also admitted to living her life to the fullest and indulging in good food and a bottle of wine on a daily basis.
Norma, however, is not stopping there. Determined to put her protruding energy levels to good use, she also decided to become a catwalk model.
“Doctors tell me I have the health and fitness levels of a very fit 20-year-old. But for much of my 20s, I was overweight and would binge eat,” Norma says.
“My energy levels have increased exponentially over the past 50 years. And that’s what drives me to live the way I do now.”
Sharing a piece of advice with the readers, the businesswoman also revealed that setting the right mentality in place is key to feeling younger and happier with yourself.
“I’ve always denied there is any such thing as ‘old age.’ I continue to improve every year and see no reason why I shouldn’t achieve my dreams,” she added.
“If you retire and do nothing further with your life, that’s like putting one foot in the grave. It’s important to retain a spirit of adventure and to understand what’s going on in today’s world.”
While she’s not getting any younger, Norma admitted strangers are often confused when she tells them how old she is. She also insisted she has no plans on slowing down because she feels better and better with each passing day.
“My ultimate dream is to walk the Milan catwalk. Why can’t I strut my stuff alongside 17-year-old beauties without having the obligatory white hair?” she concluded.
“I want to show the world you don’t have to look like the stereotypical old lady.”
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