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Martha Stewart, 81, reveals her fountain of youth secrets

One of Martha's adoring fans demanded to know how she looks so young

Martha Stewart in a silky green shirt
Melanie Macleod
Wellness Editor
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Martha Stewart took to Instagram to share a selfie of her chic new haircut, causing a stir among her fans.

The 81-year-old looked incredible in the photo, with a defined jaw and ultra-smooth skin, prompting the mogul's followers to heap praise on all aspects of her appearance, with one writing: "Girl whatever lift you did on your eyes is pretty darn good really showing off those arched brows!" to which another fan responded: "Eyes, hell. What about her neck? I'm officially jealous."

Martha Stewart taking a selfie
Martha Stewart looks incredibly young for her 81 years

Another said: "I can't believe you are 81 years old, girl you look amazing!!! What are your secrets?" while another demanded: "What the [expletive] are you doing? How are you looking this amazing?"

Martha let her fan into her routine, writing: "Eating very well. Pilates three times a week. Horseback ride once a week. No smoking. Little drinking. Green juice daily."

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The homemaking and lifestyle guru's penchant for horseback riding is likely key in keeping her fit and well, as the hobby has many health benefits, with core strength a key reason to take to the saddle.

To stay balanced on horseback you need to use your core muscles, physically strengthening your body which is essential as we age to prevent injury.

Martha Stewart riding a horse© Getty
Martha Stewart rides a horse once a week

Horseback riding is a full-body workout, helping to increase your balance and improve posture too – so that's why Martha's posture has always been so impeccable!

Other health benefits of horseback riding include improved coordination, plus muscle toning and strength. Horse riding can also promote flexibility as the rhythmic moments keep your muscles relaxed and supple.

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Horseback riding also burns calories to help maintain a healthy weight and allows the rider to get a daily dose of fresh air to blow away the cobwebs. No wonder Martha is always so sprightly!

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