|My role model for health!|
|God love the ultimate anti-ager...Norma|
Desmond (Sunset Boulevard)
All I could think, as I was watching yet another train wreck, was why don't we just focus on getting enough sleep, managing our stress, whole foods, and physical activity???? Now, don't get me wrong, I have bottles and tubes of anti wrinkle, pour refining, age-stopping creams that promise me age defiance, happiness, and lotsa friends sitting in my medicine cabinet too. The way I see it, if there is even a slight chance they may work why not? It's kinda like religion; why not practice it just in case....you never know... and the consequences would be hell (...get it....hell).
In my work, I see and talk to many women over the age of 40 who all verbalize the same frustrations. They eat well, they exercise, and they still don't loose any weight. Of course, their definition of "eating well" may not be the nutritional standard Health Canada suggests, but their hearts - and motivations - are in the right place. I met many people who felt "eating well" included frozen "lean" dinners and diet pop (not that there's anything wrong with that).
We may not prevent aging, but we can age well, gracefully, and hold on to our youthfulness little longer by making a few lifestyle changes. But soon enough, we will all have to come to grips with the notion that, if we are lucky, we will all resemble little prune people in the end. The best we can do is grab a sense of humour and have fun with it.
...oh, but there's always room for red wine and chocolate (in fact, I do believe it turns back time....if you drink enough of the wine)
That's all I got.