Just because you you're 50 doesn't mean you should retreat from life. Life coach Dr. Margaret Garvin tells the story of participating in a marathon when she turned 50 and how it helped bring joy into her life.
If there was a way to test your cells and find out your actual biological age, would you be interested? Age is much more than just numbers on a calendar. Our genetics, the way we care for our bodies and even environmental factors have an important impact on how the body ages. Finding your biological age can help you find and correct lifestyle and nutritional choices that speed aging, slowing the clock and leading to better overall wellness.
Recent research suggests that resveratrol can help diabetic patients when used in conjunction with their standard anti-diabetic medication. Two separate studies show that resveratrol might be an important component for lowing blood sugar and helping those with Type 2 Diabetes deal with their disease. One simple supplement shows dramatic promise in these two recent studies.
We all know diet, exercise and stress management are essential to aging well, but you may not know why. Researchers recently discovered a potential reason. Making healthy lifestyle choices can lengthen your telomeres (protective end caps on your chromosomes) helping your cells to age more slowly. Aging is a part of life, but it is something you can control. Feel younger, look better and defy time by learning the essential principles of anti-aging.
Great at coming up with reasons NOT to exercise? These four fitness benefits will change you and your significant other's mind.
Recently, a younger woman expressed to me the idea of the 'invisible woman.' She said it was already starting to happen to her; that her 'grand entrances' weren't causing the same kind of splash. The truth is, youth — no matter what it looks like — is perceived as beautiful...especially to men. When you stop turning heads, it hurts so intensely that you try to fight the inevitable. But having lived through it all and survived to tell the tale, I can assure you: it won't feel this way forever. Here's why.
There are different levels of emotional and sexual intimacy, and a host of reasons for why we need both types. Intimacy does not come naturally, which is one of the main reasons why many men and women in their 20s and 30s struggle and fail in their relationships.
In 1973 Erica Jong wrote the controversial and generation changing, Fear of Flying. I was 11-years-old when the book was published but managed to get my hands on it a few years later when I stole it from my mother’s book shelf. The book was a true coming of age story for adult women taking ownership of their own sexuality and their independent, self-sufficient lives. I read Betty Friedan’s Feminine Mystique not long after my Fear of Flying induction. Both solidified my desire to live a life different from the one of my mother’s
Preparing for a Sexy Old Age : Start Now! Maintain cardiovascular health – Healthy sexual functioning requires good blood flow for both men and women. If you haven’t already, find a form of exercise that you enjoy and that gets your heart rate up. Make time to exercise at least 4 times a week and be consistent. Also be vigilant about other threats to your cardiovascular health – quit smoking and learn habits for good nutrition.
Since turning 50 last year, I've felt surprisingly peaceful about myself and my appearance. I hear women my age complain that they miss being 25. They miss their pre-pregnancy figures, but not me. Here are some reasons why I love my body more today than ever before.
Today was a hallmark birthday for me. I turned an age that the numerology folk call the master number. The master number is one where both digits in your age are the same. Such as 11, 22, and for me, 33. It's hard to believe that I am 33. What happened to Sweet 16? I remember that day like it was today. Except my 16th birthday was not the day after a U.S. Election. My mind trips at the thought that I'm now old enough to be the mother of a 16-year-old had I been 16 and pregnant.
In the United States, the average life expectancy for men is 76 years. For women, it's 81. But, a sex satisfaction poll conducted earlier this year showed that both men and women considered the best sex of their lives to have occurred in their early 30s!
With the obesity epidemic in this country, it should be no surprise when that the next person you go out with may not be the perfect picture of health. But would a health issue stop you from dating someone? Most people on the dating scene say yes.
I get bombarded with how I don’t want to look my age. Well, why not? And, people have always said “act your age.” Well, why should I? I raise these points because people have pre-conceived notions of how we’re supposed to deal with aging and what we should look and act like. I invite you to throw all of those preconceptions away and hang in here with me while I advocate for change and reinvention at any age.