We should all take a cue from Maria Shriver when it comes to anti-aging: be pro-aging. Shriver shared on Oprah Daily. It’s not about needing to fix ourselves and doing everything possible to look like how you did in your 20s and 30s, she shares. On Elemental, writer Robert Roy Britt points out that believing we need to fight aging comes out of fear, and fear causes stress and anxiety, which in turn boosts aging of the body and brain. Talk about pouring salt into the wound.
He elaborates, noting that the billions of dollars raked in by the anti-aging industry (on plastic surgery and wrinkle cream, for example) is actually all centred on ways to mask signs of aging rather than things that will actually help you remain youthful, such as getting a good night’s sleep and following a healthy diet.
Shriver’s reveals that with her new outlook, even if you’re not as physically fit as you once were and perhaps suffer from chronic conditions, you now have the time to live your life with purpose. To learn more about how embracing aging will benefit you in the years to come, read Britt’s piece here.