You don’t have to look far to hear the term anti aging being tossed around out there. It doesn’t matter if you are looking for health related products or you are a woman looking for cosmetics. Perhaps you have looked into medical procedures such as plastic surgery to help you look younger. The urge to remain looking very young is important to men and women everywhere.
Nortin Hadler, who has written many books on these medical treatments, was recently interviewed by the Washington Post. This article talked about the medicalization of the aging process and the products. He has some interesting thoughts for people to consider as they get older too. For example, the fact that we shouldn’t fear aging the same way that we would with the risk of a serious disease. The aging process should be seen as a natural process.
Don’t be in fear that our body is going to start to fall apart. You should be more concerned that you don’t face problems with your memory or serious health issues with your body. You should be consulting your doctor if you are worried about the aging process. Prevention and proper skin care are the answers, not going under the knife for procedures after you have visible signs of aging that you aren’t happy with.
The fear that Hadler has is that anti aging and the quest to find that fountain of youth is taking over huge segments of our society. The images we get from the media and magazines isn’t realistic. Then people have such high standards to live up to that when they look in the mirror they want to look younger and younger. Coping with the aging process and accepting it will help you to enjoy your life at any age.
Even if you are 60 now, there is no reason to think that you don’t have another several decades of life left to live. The desire to enjoy those golden years is what you should be reflecting upon. Being thankful for your life, your experiences, and your friends and family around you is what you should be concerned with.
There are pros and cons to any anti-aging product that you may be considering. It is important to talk to your doctor to see what they would recommend. There are many factors that you need to take a look at before you go with anti aging regiments. Many of them don’t work and you are spending your money on false hopes.
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