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12 Female Athletes Over 40 With Amazing Bodies

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12 Female Athletes Over 40 With Amazing Bodies

12 Female Athletes Over 40 With Amazing Bodies

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An athlete is only as successful as the amount of training they put their bodies through. Excelling in their various fields requires them to choose healthy everything, even when they want to slack off like the average human. It quickly becomes a habit, one they don’t break even after they retire. Below are some female athletes over 40 who have maintained their amazing bodies despite retirement. 

Serena Williams

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This iconic tennis legend has the confidence of a hundred beautiful women, and for good reason — she consciously keeps her body in the best shape it can be. To do this, Williams says she eats to live rather than live to eat. She has admitted that it can be hard to stick by that philosophy, but it is something she wants, so she always tries her best. 

Venus Williams

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Venus Williams is one of the rare former athletes who believes in maintaining a plant-based lifestyle, and it has served her well. In 2020, her love for veganism led her to launch her vegan protein brand, Happy Viking. According to her, meals from the brand will help you fuel your inner Viking, leaving you satisfied that your body is getting all it needs.  

 

Danica Patrick

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Danica Patrick has made healthy living a lifestyle, and she hopes everyone does, too. One peculiar habit of hers is eating pale, which means consuming foods the early man ate before the advent of agriculture. These include naturally raised meat, vegetables, fruits, and nuts. She initially started the lifestyle to reset her body but then fell in love with the results and has never looked back. 

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Torrie Wilson

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For this former WWE star, staying healthy involves sticking to the 80/20 method of eating, which means consuming only whole, natural foods. She says this makes her feel good from the inside without sacrificing too much. She frowns on strict eating and has managed to maintain a great body shape despite her age. 

Gabrielle Reece

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Gabrielle Reece rotates between high-intensity interval workouts (HIIT) and underwater circuits. She says the trick to maintaining the lifestyle is creating structure, so on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday, she does HIIT for about 60 minutes. Afterward, she moves to a breathing routine that lasts between 15 and 20 minutes. According to her, this kick-starts the recovery process and helps her down-regulate. Reece has also revealed how important nose breathing is to her as it aids the oxygenation of her tissues and cells. 

Dara Torres

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As a younger woman, Dara Torres had an eating disorder that left her with a “fear” of food. Thankfully, he has gotten over it and now knows what works for her. That includes eating healthy and satisfying any craving she has, albeit in small doses. She also always remembers her proteins, fruits, and veggies, which she consumes in little meals throughout the day. 

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Summer Sanders

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One healthy habit Summer Sanders never compromises on is having breakfast. A proud mom, she once revealed that the practice keeps her healthy and allows her quality time with her family. Before everyone disperses, she said they all have breakfast, talk about their nights’ sleep and share their plans for the day. 

Kristin Armstrong

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Kristin Armstrong never stopped running, and it has done wonders for her body. According to her, she runs every day of the week except weekends, visits the gym for strength training twice a week, and does yoga twice a week. It helps her keep in shape while excelling at what she loves. 

Jo Pavey

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Jo Pavey is also a runner, and she depends on healthy eating to fuel her body. According to her, a runner needs a decent amount of carbohydrates to stay active. Of course, that does not mean she is completely strict with her diet. Pavey once confessed that she has cheat days when she eats things like pizza. She says it is all about knowing how to balance everything, which she does effortlessly. 

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Zara Phillips

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Philips has kept her body in great shape mainly because she eats well and avoids eating too many carbohydrates or sugary things. When she has lunch, Philips keeps it quick and simple, preferring to go for meals like soup and a sandwich or eggs and toast. 

 

Oksana Chusovitina

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Oksana Chusovitina makes the list because, at 41, she became the oldest gymnast to compete at the Olympics. Her return to competing came after having a child. It began with wanting to get her body back in shape after pregnancy but slowly morphed into a desire to compete, and that’s precisely what she did. 

Chemmy Alcott

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The former Olympic skier started a weight loss journey after looking in the mirror one day and realizing the face looking back at her was not how she wanted to look. It forced her to hire a personal trainer and embark on a 12-week body program that has left her looking.

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