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Jagger's secret to staying so young? Ballet lessons...


Mick Jagger. Photo: REUTERS

Mick Jagger. Photo: REUTERS

Mick Jagger. Photo: REUTERS

yoga routines, pilates classes and ballet lessons might seem like an unlikely triumvirate for a rock star to swear by.

But for Rolling Stones front man Mick Jagger, these quiet pursuits have helped maintain a physical peak which belies his near-70 years. And he is not alone.

Increasing numbers of septuagenarians are acknowledging the importance of a healthy diet and regular exercise to help neutralise life's excesses and prolong their years.

In a recent interview with Q magazine, the singer laid bare details of his rigorous regime, including running, swimming, kickboxing and cycling.

Mick said: "I train five or six days a week, but I don't go crazy. I alternate between gym work and dancing, then I do sprints, things like that. I'm training for stamina."