Is Aging Seductively an Art?
Experts believe the key to successful aging includes accepting changes and finding meaningful activities. But according to an article in LiveScience by Megan Gannon, a resilient attitude may be the secret ~ perhaps even trumping good physical health.
Aging well is also about taking care of your spirit ~ nourishing your emotional body as much as your physical body ~ with thoughts, experiences, people, and activities that bring you joy. Take care of your body and you’ll have more energy, less stress, strong muscles and organs and better immunity.
Part of aging well involves creating your very own signature look through a lifestyle that is inspirational, inspiring, and uniquely yours. Signature styles stand out the most when it’s specific and distinct. A woman with soft, silvery hair, eyeglasses with a great personality, a red pout, and killer shoes demonstrates that “there’s always beauty in simplicity.”
“And the beauty of a woman, with passing years, only grows!” ― Audrey Hepburn
The Secret to Aging Gracefully
What does aging gracefully mean for us? Does it begin with the attitude of accepting aging as a passage of ascent, or does it mean the power of the mind, heart, and spirit are on the rise?
Women and Aging
As women, when we start to grow older and see the first lines and creases appear on our faces, our immediate impulse is to panic. We start to buy wrinkle creams and skin lotion to tighten the skin, or taking it a step further to choose Botox and plastic surgery. Nowadays, with advances in modern medicine, a woman can spend her lunch hour on a quick-fix mini-facelift ~ without surgery.
Makeup is another way to enhance appearance, though most women find less is best. One thing most women won’t skimp on is skin care products. We’re always seeking the best skin care available.
While some products may slow the aging process down, it’s important to realize they may not be a miracle. A large part of flourishing with aging comes from a healthy acceptance of reality. No matter what you do, you won’t look 20. Muscles will continue to stiffen, and skin will lose a fair bit of elasticity. So, although we’ve been raised to believe that youthfulness equals happiness, our experiences are teaching us to embrace a different mindset. We are changing the way we age, live and love, and enjoying ourselves into our sixties, seventies and beyond.
It’s often said that men age better because — for the most part, many men still look great at an older age. More men 50+ and beyond are exercising, taking better care of themselves and eating healthy.
Men are also enjoying yoga and gravitating toward Pilates. They are taking care of their skin just as women do.
Aging and Sex
Both males and females are comfortable accepting that we’re pretty darn sexy and can be sensual love partners in our later years. Communicating with your partner is key as well as having safe sex, according to the MayoClinic.
We’re not matronly old women or grumpy old granddads. We’re Spunky Seniors, good-looking and HOT, so bring it on!
“Most people don’t grow up. Most people age. They find parking spaces, honor their credit cards, get married, have children, and call that maturity. What that is, is aging.”
― Maya Angelou
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