What does it mean to be "psychologically young"? It's not about wrinkle creams, plastic surgery, or injections to make you look younger. It's about having a positive mental attitude, staying cognitively and physically active, and having a high-quality life.
"What women need is a good antiaging regimen that keeps skin thicker, plumper and more resistant, to combat age, so they don't have to turn to dramatic treatments as often."
I prefer living gracefully. I prefer admitting openly that I struggle with the emergence of an older woman in the mirror, even as I simultaneously see my youth in reflection, along with dreams dashed and dreams yet to embrace.
As we approach 50 and beyond, we begin to look at ourselves differently. But growing old wrinkle-free is as unrealistic as being young and wise. The two just don't go together.
Let me tell you the truth about growing younger instead of aging: It's impossible (no matter what marketers tell you). Keeping my "biological" age a secret makes me feel like I have something to be ashamed of, which I don't.
I prefer to fight the aging process -- which, I'd like to point out, has nothing to do with dressing like a 20-something or running for Botox every time I spot a wrinkle.
Some fancy-dancy public-policy think- tank just released a brand new study that speculates the legion of aging Baby Boomers will permanently redefine retirement. Mainly because so few of us will be able to afford to retire.
The world lies to us. Men don't believe the lies. They know it's a load of advertising, a bunch of hype, a song-and-dance number. But women believe.
Like powerful divinities, grays remind us of our impermanence. They are cues that we are getting "old," which is a descriptor used by the young to signal that which is no longer en vogue. In other words, pack your bags and prepare for transcendence.
Soreness in the hips is another occupational hazard, a byproduct of sitting for many hours at a time and living in a city with significant traffic-laced drive times.
Do you get zits from unwashed pillowcases or cellphones? Will you age the way your parents age? Do retinoids make you more susceptible to sun damage or sunburn?
The idea sounds crazy at first -- preposterous, even. But increasingly, more and more scientists are viewing death as less of an inevitability, as something that science can and will tackle.
So while I may moan about the new wrinkle on my face that was once a cute dimple or the aches and pains that growing older brings, I will never complain about my "number.
In How to Live Forever, Mark Wexler's surprisingly existential documentary on the breadth and depth of life, the oddball and the philosopher merge. Is it self-serving to want to live longer, or does it stem from an altruistic motivation to serve others?
There's not much you can do to stop the inexorable march of time; but you can protect your health, and age more gracefully, with the following foods:
If you plan on maximizing your chances for super longevity and dramatic youthfulness, you'll need to put in a little effort... but not as much as you may think.