Cameron Diaz: planning ahead for her midlife
It could have been written by Second Springers - Cameron Diaz's level headed The Longevity Book: The Science of Aging, the Biology of Strength, and the Privilege of Time celebrates the best bits of getting older... here are a few of our favourite excerpts.
- “I’m pretty lucky. Not everyone has the opportunity to grow old. Some people die before the have the opportunity to celebrate another birthday.”
- “While a fancy treatment can make you look like you’ve had eight hours sleep a night for the last decade, but your cells know the truth about how you’ve been spending your waking and sleeping hours. Looking younger is not the same thing as “anti-aging” The ability to color our hair and smooth our skin doesn’t change the fact that every part of our body is aging every single day.”
- “More and more I am finding that the circle of women around me aren't relying on procedures to help them “appear” to be younger. They are women who are engaged in maintaining the well being of their mind, body, and spirit. Some of them are fit and full of energy, some will have the shine and sparkle of youth, and some have a wicked sense of humour that keeps them laughing at life. But what they all possess in spades is an acceptance of the journey with all of its unpredictability.”
- "One study found that people who have a positive outlook about aging live approximately 7.5 years longer than their glass-half-empty peers… Fearing aging, stressing over the symptoms of aging, and worrying about the downsides of age can actually make the aging process more challenging."
- And the key contributors to premature aging? (As told to Goop magazine) “Stress, inflammation, lack of movement, poor nutrition, lack of sleep, not being connected to the people you love.”
- With thanks to The Longevity Book: The Science of Aging, the Biology of Strength, and the Privilege of Time by Cameron Diaz and Sandra Bark