Tuesday, January 19, 2010

35 is the new 40!?

Whaaaa!? Yes, you did not read that backwards. I did not mistype it. According to a new survey from Royal Philip Electronics, I am a mere 5 years and 2 months from being considered "middle age."

Basically, the survey found that respondents aged 35-44 showed more levels of job-related stress that directly leads to a decrease in physical and mental wellness. The levels this age bracket is reporting used to be limited to the traditional middle aged and coined the phrase "the new age for middle age."

What happened to all the reports of "40 is the new 20!"? What does Demi Moore and Jennifer Aniston have to say about all this?

Ok, let's be honest here. Clearly, I'm not going to get all depressed based on one survey. I choose to believe the talks about looking better with age, and if a few more levels of stress accompany growing older and wiser, than so be it. This generation is reaching these levels earlier because we're doing better financially than previous generations. But the one point we can take from this article is it is just another reason why it's important now to start taking care of oneself, eating right, exercising, and not neglecting mental health as well.

So, how am I doing? I've worked out every day this month so far for 30 plus minutes. I gave up diet soda since December 28, and have only had water and wine going into this body as liquids. I've "cleaned" up my eating habits, and I will tell you what, I am feeling great!! Time to be 30 and fabulous!



RAP said...

what happened to 40 being the new 25??? You're right. It's kind of depressing but like you said I wouldn't lose sleep over it. And look at all those women in your post they look fabulous!!!

SJP said...

Haha, it's like the stress of a 40 year old at 35, but the face of a 20 year old. Ok, I'll take it!

Martha@Menagerie said...

Whoo-hoo, way to go on the health and fitness scene! :-)

SJP said...

Thanks, Martha!!! I feel good, do do do do do, I knew that I would, do do do do do!