"Trois heures de tennis par semaine, une alimentation saine avec des compléments vitaminiques à base de Soja, deux verres de vin rouge par jour" voilà quelques clés de l'éternelle jeunesse avouée par CLIFF RICHARD dans l'article du MAIL ONLINE d'hier. Le média britannique met en parallèle une des photos du calendrier 2011 de Cliff que l'on voit torse nu et celle, presqu'au corps identique, du chanteur alors âgé de 23 ans quand il tourna le film "SUMMER HOLIDAY" en 63! Et pour ceux qui entendent l'anglais, l'article complet ci-dessous.
What's your secret, Cliff? Pushing 70, yet he's still got
the body of a Young One
By Simon Cable
Last updated at 3:02 PM on 30th August 2010
There can’t be many men approaching their eighth decade who would be happy to pose topless.
Sir Cliff Richard is a proud exception.
Apart from a few more hairs on the chest, the clean-living star’s toned frame looks hardly any different from publicity shots for the movie Summer Holiday – made 47 years ago.
Young One: Still toned and fit, Sir Cliff shows off his beach body as he prepares to turn 70
1963: From Summer Holiday, when Sir Cliff was aged 23
Sir Cliff, who turns 70 in October, peeled off for his 2011 calendar.
He says the secret of his eternal youth is tennis three times a week, two glasses of red wine a day and a daily dose of lecithin – a supplement derived from soya beans, meat and eggs – which experts claim restricts the body’s ability to form fat.
He has also spent three years following the Blood Type diet, which means he no longer eats wheat or dairy products.
Winning formula: Sir Cliff peeled off for his 2011 calendar
‘Age is not an issue if you are lucky enough to have good health,’ he says. ‘I’ve never had any major problems and spent no time in hospital.
‘I heard that 60 is the new 40 so I am making 70 the new 50. If you can prolong your life and hold off death for a while, why not? I would like to play tennis for my 100th birthday and I will.
‘My waist measures 30in, the same as 30 years ago. And my weight is 10st 7lb.’
Sir Cliff once admitted trying Botox to smooth the wrinkles around his eyes, but said he didn’t like the results.
However he recently said: ‘I’m not against a nip and a tuck in the future. I am getting to the stage where I will have something done. I wouldn’t want a whole facelift, just little bits.’
He has just announced a series of concerts to mark his 70th birthday and will take to the stage at the Royal Albert Hall in October.
The 2011 Cliff Richard calendar is available in the shops or online at www.danilo.com