A 90-year-old grandmother – who looks 20 years younger – puts her youthful looks down to self-care and regular exercise, including weights, yoga and gardening.
Fitness fanatic Edna May Giordano has shared her simple health and lifestyle tips that keep her looking youthful.
She adheres to a simple exercise routine every single day that she started in her mid-60s after realizing she didn’t want to lose her mobility and strength as she aged.
Alongside her simple dumbbell and cardio routine, Edna spends as much time as possible outdoors tending to her vegetable garden and flower beds.
Her daughter, Dalyce Radtke, 58, has captured clips of her mother’s unbelievable appearance and mobility.
Edna can be seen performing various yoga poses and pilates exercises, such as the bear crawl, balancing table pose and “rolling and rocking,” which help her maintain her core strength.
Dalyce recalled that people have always assumed her mother was years younger than her actual age, something she puts down to taking pride in her appearance.
Edna, who is a retired hospital housekeeper from Kelowna, Canada, has never followed any fancy gimmicks or fad diets but simply made taking care of herself a priority.
She said: “I have no secrets – I exercise because of how it makes me feel afterward.
“There are days when I don’t feel like exercising but I do it anyway. I know if I don’t use it, I will lose it.”
Dalyce, who herself is a fitness instructor from Frisco, Texas, believes that her mother’s youthful looks are down to her independence and self-assurance.
She said: “My mom chooses outfits that make her feel good, not what society typically assumes “grandmas” should wear. She’s not afraid to wear trendy clothing, even at her age!”
Dalyce has been a fitness fanatic since she bought her first gym membership 37 years ago and began posting fitness-related content on TikTok during the COVID-19 lockdowns after encouragement from her children.
She noticed that there weren’t many over 50s posting fitness content, so she knew her simple, at-home workouts and fitness tips would be helpful to aging women lacking in knowledge.
In August this year, a video she posted of Edna went viral as viewers from around the world could not believe she was actually 90-years-old.
Dalyce said: “My mom really thinks people are making a big deal over nothing regarding her age and fitness abilities.
“She loves life and values her independence. She is very astounded as to why others don’t choose to do all they can to help them live their best life.”
They both hope Edna’s story will remind people that “age is a mindset” and that a positive attitude towards aging is what will keep you young.
Dalyce said: “How we think about getting older has played a big part in keeping us both feeling young.
“It is inevitable that we will age, the number of years you’ve been alive does not have to limit what you can do or achieve.
“If you create consistent habits like common sense food choices, consistent movement and daily gratitude, your age will define nothing more than the linear time of your journey.”
Produced in association with SWNS Talker.