A FITNESS fanatic has surprised many with her five golden rules for staying young in middle age.
Petra Genco (@petragenco) at the age of 55 has an enviable figure and a timeless look thanks to consistent self-care.
She has over 742,000 followers on TikTok, where she shares her daily home workouts and advice for losing the menopausal weight gain.
She took to the social media platform to explain the lifestyle choices that have helped her stay fit and healthy.
The text above the video read: “My secrets for youth at 55!”
“Healthy home-cooked meals.”
Petra ate a bowl of oatmeal with fruit before preparing salmon and vegetables for another meal.
She then appeared in a good mood and wrote in a diary while sitting in a hospital bed.
She said: “Always stay positive, even when things don’t go the way I want them to.
“20-minute home workout.”
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Petra donned a pink tank top, black leggings and sneakers as she did a sidestep workout in her living room.
She raised her hands in the air above her head to challenge her entire body.
She continued: “Less time comparing myself to others and focusing on me.”
“I prioritize my rest and recovery for hormonal balance.”
The exercise enthusiast ended the video by laying down in bed to emphasize the importance of getting enough sleep.
She captioned the post: “Here are some of my rules I live by to feel amazing!”
She added the hashtags #fitness, #feelgood, #menopause and #womensweightloss.
The post received over 1,100 likes and a flood of comments from people surprised at how short her workouts were.
One person wrote: “Are you really only working out for 20 minutes at a time?” I’d love it if that was enough – right?”
Another commented: “Thanks for sharing your thoughts Petra.”
A third said: “Petra, what’s your 20 minute workout routine please?”
A fourth added: “Love your workout Petra.”