Believe it or not, statistics are on your side, with 28% of women over 45 admitting they drink as much as their adult children. And while taking care of your skin is crucial no matter what age you are, that doesn’t mean that wrinkles and the likes are imminent.
Be healthy, be confident, rub some moisturizer on your face, and stop worrying about getting lines on your face. Exploring your sexuality could mean re-discovering one’s sexual orientation or sexual preferences and libido.
There are a lot of preconceived notions about what it’s like to be in your 40s.
Undeniably, it’s the best decade of your life, yet it often calls to mind TV commercials about hair loss, vaginal dryness, and a decaying metabolism. People in their 40s are straight-up rejecting these ageist myths.
The average age a woman becomes a grandparent is 50, according to Legacy Project.com, and it’s definitely not the next big milestone in your life.
Think more about changing your career, picking up a new hobby, or even dating someone new.
And while it’s true that many of us will experience vaginal dryness, it’s not an inevitability.
While we don’t recommend binge-eating Cheez Doodles all the time, it’s true that your metabolism can be saved (or at the very least, managed).
Sure, it might be easier at 40 to put on a few pounds than it is to lose them, but by drinking ice water (which causes the body to burn more calories, quicker, by having to up the body’s temperature) and adding varied protein into your diet, you can more easily combat a decreasing metabolism. Turning 40 doesn’t suddenly mean you have to frequent Brooks Brothers or Coldwater Creek for every age-appropriate ensemble in your closet.
At the end of the day, whatever you do post-40 is just as important as what you did pre-40.
So set some new goals and get started with the 10 Ways to Get Your Best Body in Your 40s.