Magazine CovHER: Gabrielle Union For Women’s Health
As much as I’m trying to get myself in shape, these women older than me are still putting me to shame. Gabby has pretty much always been in shape, and unlike most, doesn’t mind sporting a slimmer more natural frame.
Inside, she dished on her amazing skin, how she fits working out into her schedule and her why she workouts.
Peep excerpts and more pics below:
On her amazing skin and gray hairs:
I get asked all the time how I look so young. I don’t like needles. I’m not going to rule out Botox, but the idea of putting a needle in my face… I’m not there yet. I have pretty oily skin, I drink a lot of water, I don’t smoke, and I don’t have a hard life. Of course, as I’ve aged, everything on my body hurts! My hips, back, shoulders—lots of aches and pains. I dye my hair and people say, ‘You look young,’ but my gray hairs are saying, ‘She’s old as f-ck!’
Her best anti-aging tip:
My best anti-aging tip is the ability to say no, no, and hell, no. We run ourselves ragged saying yes to every freaking thing, whether it’s to our family, spouses, or careers. I sleep eight hours a day and don’t let myself stress out. A lot of people call it selfish, but I don’t have any wrinkles.
On why she works out so hard:
I have a family history of diabetes, high blood pressure, and high cholesterol, and I know that can lead to an early death. I want to be a vital and energetic part of my family for a long time, not to be big mama in a rocking chair in the TV room, or huffing and puffing just going up stairs. I work out not because I get off on it, but because I want to live!
On her the favorite part of her body:
I love my arms because it’s where I get fast results. At my age, if I don’t work out for two weeks, it’s like I’ve never done anything, ever. But my arms come back quickly. I try to maintain my moneymakers.
Photo Credit: Women’s Health