Super Flexible 71 YO Reveals the Secret to Reversing Body Age With a Simple One-Word Trick

Published 06/05/2023, 2:15 PM EDT

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Fitness, bodybuilding and age are not against each other but are very much connected. Generally, people think that with age, the flexibility and strength of the body begin to diminish. A certain individual is proving this wrong at the age of 71. Miss May is defying all odds even at this age and is extremely flexible, along with having great strength.

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She was documented in a short video by Vanja, who is also a young fitness coach, and when she asked her some questions, the answers were enlightening. Let’s see what Miss May has to say about the secret to health and longevity.

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When Vanja asks her to tell her students what is the secret to longevity and health, she has a profound answer to it. Miss May says, “Move, our body designed to move. Not for staying sitting on the sofa. And watching other people what they do.”

After that Vanja further asks “What’s the best skill you have?”, to which Miss May answers “Perhaps for my age, very soon 71 years old. So you getting old and your body not only needs muscle, you also need to exercise”. Along with this, she highlighted three things: flexibility, body cooperation, and balance.

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Vanja is a fitness coach who has helped more than 1200 students. She has 719K followers on Instagram and trains people online. She was very impressed by the woman and thanked her for the advice.

Miss May is strong and flexible even at this age

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The video was captioned “MONDAY MOTIVATION 🔥Miss May is 71 years old and she never stops moving. She does handstands, backbends, lifts weights and loves to learn every day and inspire others. Her secret to health and longevity? – JUST MOVE”. Legends such as Arnold Schwarzenneger also have said the same thing. When he was 32 years old he had said “When you get older, you should slowly decrease the body weight, leaner and leaner because it’s better for your heart,”.

The video not only showed Miss May answering questions, but also her flexibility. She was doing handstands and splits like a pro, and her age did not come in the way.

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The video truly lives up to the words, and perhaps Miss May is right. We should move and keep the body in motion in order to be flexible at an older age. So, will you take Miss May’s advice on keeping your body moving?

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Written by:

Tanushree Bhowmick

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Tanushree Bhowmick is a Bodybuilding writer at EssentiallySports. She holds a Master’s Degree in English Literature from an eminent university. Gymnastics, Football, and Fitness have always intrigued Tanushree and inspired her in her professional writing career and lifestyle.
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Debmallya Chakraborty

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