Incredibly Fit 50-Year-Old Woman Looks Decades Younger with Years of Dedicated Exercise

Many people are searching for ways to preserve their appearance and turn back the clock on aging. One woman has seemed to uncover the secret, and for her, it’s many years of dedicated exercise. At 50 years old, Ye Wen looks decades younger—more like someone in their 20s. Boasting a seemingly flawless complexion with wrinkle-free skin, the Xinyang City, China-based athlete is proud of her physical strength and youthful physique. She has shared fitness selfies that feature her weightlifting, practicing Pilates, and rock climbing, which are all part of her rigorous routine.

Wen began her intense fitness regimen at the age of 30 with daily swimming. Initially interested in keeping healthy, she has continued the sport all these years—including across the straits of Malacca, with hopes of conquering the Han River in South Korea. Although this activity is not a literal fountain of youth, and of course genes play a role in her wrinkle-free complexion, Wen’s amazingly-maintained appearance is still an inspiration to all those who want to be healthy and active throughout their mature years.

Here's a side-by-side photo that's 20 years apart:

On the left: 30-year-old Ye; on the right: present-day Ye.

via [Daily Mail, Shanghaist]

Sara Barnes

Sara Barnes is a Staff Editor at My Modern Met, Manager of My Modern Met Store, and co-host of the My Modern Met Top Artist Podcast. As an illustrator and writer living in Seattle, she chronicles illustration, embroidery, and beyond through her blog Brown Paper Bag and Instagram @brwnpaperbag. She wrote a book about embroidery artist Sarah K. Benning titled 'Embroidered Life' that was published by Chronicle Books in 2019. Sara is a graduate of the Maryland Institute College of Art. She earned her BFA in Illustration in 2008 and MFA in Illustration Practice in 2013.
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