Aging Gracefully: What We Can Learn from Celebrities

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It’s as if Mother Nature and Father Time sit us all down in a room sometime around age 45 and say, “Look, we can do this the easy way or the hard way. What’s it going to be?”  Are you going to be aging gracefully?  We hope so and OSTEGO can help.

The hard way to approach aging gracefully involves numerous surgical procedures to implant some things here and there, remove other things everywhere else, and endure periodic injections of Botox and Juvéderm to shape and relax certain facial features. Honestly, the whole idea of it sounds rather tiring, a bit painful, and really expensive.

To approach aging the easy way means to not fight the far greater (and still undefeated) forces of nature and time, but to collaborate with them. Embrace the fact that you are infinitely wiser at age 45 and beyond than you were at 25.

Approach each day, not with the sense of your own mortality weighing you down, but with the idea of having a greater appreciation for all the beautiful things life has to offer.

Furthermore, there is a greater understanding in our later years for how good it feels to eat healthy, exercise regularly, spend time with the people who mean the most, and take control of our lives.

Hollywood provides us with two totally disparate approaches to aging. Plenty of celebrities exist who prefer to do things the hard way through cosmetic surgeries and outpatient procedures that attempt to defy the laws of physics.

But they’re not who this article about. Instead, let’s talk about five celebrities who are setting the bar for grace in the aging process.

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Aging gracefully means embracing the fact that you are infinitely wiser at age 45 and beyond than you were at 25.

Celebrities Aging Gracefully

1. Michelle Pfeiffer-

The Oscar nominated and Golden Globe winner has a pragmatic view of what it’s like to get older. In a recent interview, Michelle mentions how she mourns the young girl who is no longer there. But, she speaks positively about how a certain liberation takes place when people know you’re 50 years old and not worrying about trying to look younger.

2. Jamie Lee Curtis –

As a one-time “scream queen,” Jamie Lee turned heads when she posed topless for a magazine at age 50 (no photoshopping!). Jamie epitomizes what aging gracefully looks like; she has often cited how much smarter and more spiritually aware she has become later in life. After all, growth of the mind is far more important than youthful physical appearance. (1)

3. Sting –

One of the most iconic male vocalists of all time, Sting is also an activist, yoga enthusiast, and strong believer in transcendental meditation. At 68 years old, Sting chooses to embrace positivity in life, rather than dwelling on the negative.

4. Denzel Washington –

At 65 years old, Denzel can still make more than a few female hearts race – and not because they are doing their cardio! Although Denzel admits that it’s harder for him to work out these days, his mind and spirit are healthier than ever.

5. Sigourney Weaver –

It must be nice to be 70 years old and in such high demand! Sigourney is currently filming two sequels to the sci-fi phenomenon Avatar, with another two in pre-production. When asked about her laugh lines, she likes to say that she earned them. We couldn’t agree more.

We can all learn a little from how these celebrities have ideally represented the beauty in aging gracefully, physically and mentally. Cosmetic surgery may not be such a bad thing, but it’s up to each one of us to decide how we will age.

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Whatever we decide to do with our physical appearances, however, a healthy mind and spirit is always a good idea. Whether you’re at age 25, 45, 65, or beyond, aging gracefully means living life to its fullest!


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