Here are five reasons to stop worrying. Don’t worry about getting too thin. If you weighed 120 when you were in your twenties, it’s okay to weigh 130 if you’re in your sixties. An extra ten pounds helps keep osteoporosis at bay; fat produces hormones that increas bone mass. A little fat around the face makes you look younger by plumping fine lines. Super-thin models are more likely to suffer from depression, low self-esteem and loneliness reveals British research. After you make friends with your bathroom scale, read more reasons.
Instead of losing brainpower as we age, neuroscientists now know myelination (the speed at which information travels between brain cells) doesn’t peak until late middle age. However, beyond that our complex reasoning skills improve, and we’re better able to anticipate problems. The elderly do forget things, but just as often they remember other things and put information to use.
It’s a myth that women reach their sexual peak in their thirties. New science proves women get more passionate as we get older. According to a survey of nearly 70,00 women and men, women age 45 and up, are less inhibited and more adventurous in bed than younger ones. We are comfortable expressing what we want. A University of Chicago survey found folks 57 to 85 having sex as often as ages 18 to 56, and the average was twice weekly.