Health

In praise of women over 40

You don't need me to tell you that society places a premium on good looks and youth, and that women seem to receive the brunt of the pressure.

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You don’t need me to tell you that society places a premium on good looks and youth, and that women seem to receive the brunt of the pressure.

Gravity punishes male and female physiques alike, and apparently some guys seeking to reclaim their young lion-hood dream of trading in their 40-year-old wife for two 20-year olds. This type of thinking is dumber than texting while driving.

Sure, gravity hasn’t affected the young, yet — but life hasn’t had a chance to make them really interesting yet either.

I’m 43 and my wife is…no one’s business. I love my wife. She’s interesting. Oh, and she’s apparently been living in outer space too, because gravity has yet to touch her.

In a recent article about toning your legs and losing fat I said you should “rock what you got.” Well, women over 40 have a lot worth rocking, below and above the neck.

So if you see some twenty-year-old princess with an aerobics-instructor-like body and feel a twinge of jealousy, make it momentary. Realize she has nothing on you. Men may give her an admiring glance, but they know that you’re someone worth spending lots of time with.

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