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5 Myths About Aging, Debunked

5 Myths About Aging, Debunked

We’ve been looking at this aging thing all wrong. Fear of aging stigmatizes middle-aged and older adults while sending an overwhelming and impossible message to youths: stay young, no matter the cost. We don’t need to postpone youth; we need to postpone health. As we age, we become much more susceptible to preventable diseases. Check out the five myths of aging below and please, don’t be scared. Be motivated to live a life full of purposeful health and fulfillment (they go hand in hand!)

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2:38AM PDT on Sep 17, 2014

It seems to me that everything went downhill when I turned 55...

I've had 2 heart attacks, so now I have a Difibulator/Pacemaker.
I had my back operated on and now have 6 pins in there to keep it together!
I have a severe case of Neuropathy in my feet and legs!
I used to only have 1 doctor. Now, I have 7 different ones!!

1:24AM PDT on Jul 15, 2014

Just keep smiling .....

12:31PM PDT on Jul 9, 2014

it was wonderful boring, whats wrong with me being a wife. 5 Myths About Aging, Debunked ha ha sometimes I miss the meaning of 1 word. stil do not know yet.

12:05PM PDT on Jul 9, 2014

Too bad I didn't know or didn't care about these things when I was younger! I know, it's never too late. . .

4:12PM PDT on Jul 7, 2014

Please ignore my last question--I think Lloyd H.'s post answers it...

4:10PM PDT on Jul 7, 2014

Joy S--what are "old people noises"? ("Get off my lawn"? "My back is killing me"? "In my day_____(insert item of comparison)"?)

4:08PM PDT on Jul 7, 2014

I only read this to see if it had anything to say about the vanishing cartilage in my knee joints, but I have to admit I'm interested in the possibilities of synovial fluid injections, so let's see...Thanks (maybe I can go back to ballet class).

11:55AM PDT on Jul 7, 2014

Thanks for sharing.

5:05AM PDT on Jul 7, 2014

Great article, only 20 at the moment, but these tips are a great guide for starting to prevent these diseases young! :)

2:36PM PDT on Jul 6, 2014

My knees and eyes are slowly aging faster than the rest of me- eating healthfully and exercising are keeping the rest of the body in better shape...

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