The ultra-positive Suzanne Somers is at it again - spreading the message that age is just a number and at 73 she feels sexier than ever. The young-at-heart actress, business woman, author, and health advocate recently spoke with ABC News about her new book entitled “A New Way to Age” and how she has learned to live her life looking forward to aging.
Somers recently gained a lot of attention after posting a naked selfie to her Instagram on her 73rd birthday. She captioned the photo, “Here I am at 73 in my birthday suit!!!” Somers says of the photo, “That picture went viral. You don't usually take that picture at 73, but I could -- and it looked good. I want women to know it's not over. And when you think it's over -- I just want them to know there are more chapters.”
Somers credits a lot of her confidence with the wisdom and life lessons one learns over the decades. She says, “I do feel better now than I ever have. I feel sexy. And maybe -- maybe I feel sexier 'cause I'm in my stuff. I know who I am.” Some of Somers’ rules to live by include getting 8 hours of sleep each night, eating unprocessed foods and doing yoga 3 times a week.
The health entrepreneur also credits natural plant-based bio-identical hormone replacement creams that have helped her to stay intimate with husband of more than 40 years, Alan Hamel. Somers reveals how she feels when friends her own age weigh in on their non-existant sex lives. She says, “A lotta my friends say, 'Eh, I'm over that.' And I'm thinking, yeah, well -- it's hormone imbalance. If you're in love -- it's such a great way to connect, and it's a beautiful thing.” Of course, any type of hormone replacement therapy may come with risks and benefits that have to be discussed with a doctor.
And when it comes to future birthdays, Somers does not foresee any regret or distress. She says, “I honestly love my age. I love it. I look forward to next year, there's never an 'Oh God' reaction. Five more years and I'll be 80. How cool. How cool. As long as I can still wear my high heels and my short skirts.”
What do you think of Suzanne Somers’ outlook on aging?
Do you have any special regimens that keep you feeling good?