Jane Fonda and Oprah
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The year was 1982. All across the country, millions of women watched 45-year-old Jane Fonda do leg lifts in their living rooms. In the times of VCRs, VHS tapes, leg warmers and leotards, the Oscar®-winning actress was America's workout queen.

More than two decades later, Jane still looks incredible at age 72. Svelte and beautiful, she walks onto the stage with the same energy and grace she displayed decades ago.

"Do you feel as great as you look?" Oprah asks.

"Yes," Jane says. "I think it's just getting better!"

In a country and culture that seems to fear aging, Jane embraces her life. "Over [age] 50, people tend to get happier and less anxious," she says. "[Life] gets better and easier."

Part of what makes life easier at this age, Jane says, is the wisdom that comes along with it. "One part of wisdom is knowing what you don't need anymore and letting it go," Jane says. "We don't have to keep going back there. Been there, done that. I survived. I can do it again."

FROM: Legendary Icon Jane Fonda: Her Life, New Love and Working Out
Published on October 27, 2010

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