First lady Michelle Obama. / Carolyn Kaster, AP
As she approaches her 50th birthday on Friday, first lady Michelle Obama says she isn't ruling out the youth-preserving possibilities of plastic surgery or Botox in her future.
"Right now, I don't imagine that I would go that route, but I've also learned to never say never," Mrs. Obama told People magazine in an interview that hits the newsstands Friday.
Said the first lady: "Women should have the freedom to do whatever they need to do to feel good about themselves."
Mrs. Obama recommended healthy eating, medical exams, and exercise.
"I don't obsess about what I eat, but I do make sure that I'm eating vegetables and fruit," she said. "And as everyone knows, I do exercise."
Mrs. Obama also told People she is tweaking her workouts:
"I'm seeing myself shift from weight-bearing stuff -- even though that continues to be important -- and the heavy cardio and running, to things like yoga that will keep me flexible."
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