The Lifestyle of Three Active 50+ Celebrities

By on March 1, 2014

By Rosa Mendy –

Many of the celebrities we see in magazines or on the television lead lifestyles we can only dream about. There are some famous people closer to home, however, who lead active lifestyles and are great role models for a 50+ audiences.

Carol Klein – Gardener, writer, and presenter on both TV and radio.

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Carol Klein has been heavily involved with gardening all her life. She’s particularly well-known for naturalistic gardening, where the focus is on a wide range of flora, and on doing your gardening as simply and organically as possible. Carol has won six Gold Medals at the Chelsea Flower Show and is loved by millions of gardeners around the UK for her down-to-earth attitude and plain speaking. Whilst she has a busy working life, there’s nothing she likes better than pulling on her boots and heading into her garden – an inspiration to all active ladies. Waterproof jackets and old trousers might be her staple in the garden, but she dresses stylishly for the screen and has bags of self-confidence in her field.

Sue Barker – Tennis player and Sports Presenter.

Rosa Mendy photo of Sue BarkerSue Barker has been on our screens for over 20 years as a presenter and before that was one of the top female tennis professionals in the world. Her easy manner has been great for a range of occasions – from royal interviews to A Question of Sport and she is particularly popular with those who watch the BBC’s coverage of Wimbledon. Stylish, yet relaxed and friendly, Sue looks great on-screen, but is just as happy in the large grounds of her Surrey home where she can pull on a stylish ladies’ jacket and walking trousers to head out into the countryside with her dogs. Click here to see how you can prepare for your stylish walks in the countryside.

Tim Smit – Creator of The Eden Project.

Rosa Mendy photo of Tim SmitTim Smit is well-known for his conservation work, particularly with The Eden Project and the Lost Gardens of Heligan in Cornwall. Young at heart, he is always enthusiastic about home-grown conservation projects and working with local communities, both in Cornwall and elsewhere. As a successful businessman who believes in ethical business, Smit is often outspoken and his views are regularly sought by journalists on a wide range of subjects. You get the feeling though, that Smit is at his happiest in an old polo t-shirt and favourite trousers, actively working on the things that matter to him most.

All these well-known names are proof that being over 50 is a positive experience and that there are still plenty of opportunities around. Having a passion helps, and getting out of the house and experiencing the things you love, motivating others and making a difference are all rewarding activities that can carry you into the next decade with plenty more still to do!


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The Lifestyle of Three Active 50+ Celebrities