It seems that actress Ana Roces has discovered the fountain of youth. At 41, she still looks exactly the same as she did in her younger years.  

The mestiza actress is still active after almost three decades in showbiz. Currently, she is part of the ABS-CBN daytime teleserye, Ikaw Lang ang Iibigin, starring Kim Chiu and Gerald Anderson.

Ana is also a very hands-on mom to a 13-year-old daughter and a seven-year-old son, a devoted wife, and a mentor on professional development/corporate image.

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In an interview with at the Golden Fiesta Canola Oil Heart Healthy Camp Celebrity edition, Ana revealed her secrets to staying young and healthy.

As it turns out, her ageless appearance is simply the by-product of her healthy lifestyle.

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“I wake up early every day, so I sleep early. I sleep at least eight to nine hours a day, except 'pag may taping ako.


“But when I’m taping, it's long hours, I make sure 'pag 'di ko eksena, I sleep.”

And just as important, “I don’t drink; zero alcohol, no smoking, never.

“It’s really [having a] healthy lifestyle.”

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According to the That’s Entertainment alumna, she has no special diet either, “Everything in moderation, walang special diet." Although, just like the rest of us, she admitted that she also has cheat days.

For the most part, her diet seems doable for anyone looking to eat better.

“I also shifted to brown rice, wheat bread, less fatty meats, more on tuna, chicken.

"I also eat beef, pero lean. I try to eat healthy.”

She is physically active and engages in different workouts that suit her sched and needs.

“I exercise. I do Zumba. I dance two to three times a week.

“I also work out with light weights. Kasi nga when we age, we lose our muscles.”

She added that she also treats herself to facial treatments and firming treatments for her face.

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