Reba McEntire Shares Her Tips on Staying Young

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Reba McEntire Tips to staying young and in shape
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It seems so unbelievable, you almost feel like you’re lying to say it out loud. Reba McEntire recently celebrated her 64th birthday, yet the dynamic Oklahoma native looks years younger and has the energy of someone half her age.

Reba spoke with People and told them, “I feel 35, maybe 40. Used to be 60 years and one foot was in the grave. Now,  maybe 85 is one foot, maybe 95. My momma’s 92. She still drives herself. She lives by herself. She’s spunky. She’s frisky.”

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It’s looking like Reebs is going to follow in her feisty momma’s boots. She also said that while she likes to stay active and can always find something to do, as she has gotten older “gravity” is not her friend. “I don’t count calories,” she said, “but I might have to start that because it just does not fall off, and I need it to fall off because I’m getting ready for the ACMs and then touring.”

So, what does she do when the falling off just isn’t happening? No weird fast fixes, trends or fad diets for our favorite redhead. “Watch what I eat, get plenty of rest, drink lots of water,” she says. “And it’s a chore. I used to be able to drop 10 pounds in a week by getting off fried foods and bread, and now it just takes so much.”

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To paraphrase Billy Joel, “We love you just the way you are, Reba.”