Wed, 1 May, 2019
4 lifestyle secrets Olivia Newton-John follows without fail
She’s a singer, an actress and a survivor of cancer, and Olivia Newton-John has revealed her secret on how she manages to look and feel good at the age of 70.
Speaking to body and soul, the triple threat spoke about the lifestyle changes she made to ensure her health remains in the best condition.
1. Going toxin-free
The Grease star is conscious about what goes into her body, as she chooses to opt for organic fruit and vegetables – keeping things as fuss-free as possible. But not only does she take caution when it comes to food, but also her beauty routine.
“Nowadays, I like to keep it pure, clean and simple. I look for products with toxin-free ingredients, I favour whole, fresh vegetables, and I’m passionate about all-natural skincare products that really work, like the Retreatment Botanics range I created with Gaia Retreat & Spa in Byron Bay. The range is organic, palm-oil-free and made in Australia, and I love that I can trust the ingredients,” she told body and soul.
2. Taking part in activities she enjoys
Many of us can end up in the rut of daily routine. Plenty of times you may feel the need to slow down, or come up for air, and Olivia understands exactly how you feel.
The star has fallen victim to crazy work schedules, so making time for the people she loves is one thing she prioritises more than anything.
“Throughout my career there have been times when my schedule was really demanding and all-consuming, which is why I now make family and friends a priority; spending time with them is what matters most. Laughter is one of my greatest joys, so I like to surround myself with people who are positive and funny,” she said.
“One of the other big blessings in my life is singing and I find that it connects straight to my heart’s centre where my creative energy flows. No matter what’s happening in my life, what excitement or struggles might be going on, singing always brings me a sense of peace.”
3. Being one with nature
Smartphones, iPads and social media are all part of everyone’s regular routine but taking a breath of fresh air in the great outdoors is an underrated lifestyle exercise that we as people tend to skip out on.
The 70-year-old revealed that she takes part in regular outdoor activities to give her a break from all of the screens she’s faced with.
“In a world full of electronics and screens, I feel it’s vital to make connecting with nature a regular practice – it helps melt away any tension I may be feeling. The first thing I do when I get home after touring is to walk barefoot with my feet on the earth to re-energise,” she shared.
“I love to go on walks with my husband, John, and my dog, Raven, and just spend time in the garden with my chooks and mini horses, Harry and Winston.”
4. Making self-care a non-negotiable
It’s important to put yourself first, and despite having to take care of family and friends from time to time, forgetting ourselves in the process can cause serious health issues later on in life.
Whether it’s a few minutes of meditation, or a relaxing bath, giving yourself an hour of your time, each day can help you life a happier and healthier life.
“Creating daily rituals to nurture myself has become a non-negotiable health habit. When I don’t start the day with some movement, breathing and meditation, I feel out of whack,” said Olivia.
“Mindfully loving my body while I apply my skincare and essential oils is how I show self-love on a daily basis. I never skip these steps as I’ve realised how profoundly healing, they are for my mind, body, heart and spirit.”