Debunking Common Myths about Aging

Older woman gardening.Myth #1 – The older I get, the worse my body will feel.

The increasing stiffness and aches & pains that often come with age are not a result of age, but are due to lack of movement (if you don’t use it, you’ll lose it). Although there are some changes in our tissues as we age, we can continue to remain remarkably flexible and free of pain through something as simple as regular stretching.

Myth #2 – It’s too late to start taking care of myself … it won’t do any good at this age.

A healthy lifestyle has been found to be one of the most important factors in how we age. Improvements in lifestyle (with the 3 key areas being good food, exercise and regular relaxation and rest) will bring improvements at any age.

Myth #3 – I’m getting too old to learn new things (“You can’t teach an old dog new tricks”)

Research shows that older people can, and do, learn new things. Attitude plays an important role here – if you think you can’t, you won’t try. People who believe they can learn new things do!

Myth #4 – Sex is only for the young.

People can, and do, continue to enjoy sex well into their senior years. We are sexual beings throughout the life cycle, but sexuality is experienced differently at different ages. Changes in hormones will affect our experience of sex, and we may need to find different ways to be intimate. Relaxation is key here so that we don’t panic when things don’t happen the way they used to. We’re not over the hill, but simply need to give ourselves some breathing room to become familiar with our changing physiologies.

Myth #5 – The older I get, the less attractive I become.

There is nothing more attractive than someone who has “aged well”. Haven’t you ever noticed that special “radiance” of an elderly person who is at peace with themselves and life? Attractiveness has absolutely nothing to do with age!

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Enjoy stretching to stay flexible and feel young!There are two very simple but essential lifestyle “ingredients” for successful aging – relaxation and stretching. You can start with either of them right now, and incorporating these two simple things in your daily routine can make a world of difference in how you age!

We offer our Pure Relaxation CD as an enjoyable, effortless way to relax.

To learn simple, yet highly effective, stretches, consider the video DVD by stretching experts Jacques Gauthier and Dorothée Lavoie.

Read more:  Aging Gracefully

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