So there I was this morning, with my girls on our eight-miler talking expiration dates on lipsticks, mascaras and ourselves. It was clear -- the cosmetics are an easy fix, throw them out and replenish. But for us, that's a tougher topic.
While most people are rarely confined to the complete inactivity of bed rest, we are all affected -- incrementally -- by lower levels of physical activity. Ultimately, this has significant implications for how we think about what it means to grow old, and indeed, what "normal" aging really is.
When someone says, "But I don't feel 50," it implies that 50 is supposed to feel bad. We believe that because we've been programmed to believe it for decades. We have the power to redefine what it means to grow old.