Science backed reasons you get better with age
-Oct 24, Hannah Hargrave, Living -
Don’t believe you get better with age? Here are some science backed reasons why growing older can be great.
There are some major upsides to getting older. Rather than getting bogged down by the odd grey hair or newfound laughter line, we could be revelling in the knowledge that as we age we could be wiser, happier, healthier and even more content in the bedroom – and science even says so.
You have fewer headaches
Migraines can be the bane of many women’s existences, especially in their 30s when they’re at their worst. But once you’re post menopausal you can expect a drastic decrease in their frequency. This is because hormones are a major cause of migraines and headaches among women and once you’re done with the menopause estrogen levels even out.
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You are happier
Happiness has actually been shown to improve as you get older, along with mental health too. You don’t get rocked by the sorts of things which used to rile you in your 30s and with every decade you actually begin to concern yourself less with what people think about you.
You have better sex
Sex becomes more about quality than quantity as you age, so while your libido may not be raring all the time, when it is you can expect a better time between the sheets.
Research shows your “sexual wisdom” improves because of all the skills you’ve picked up along the way.
You’re more confident
You may think your confidence takes a knock as the decades pass, but self esteem has been shown to peak between 60 and 75-years-old. This likely has a lot to do with being less concerned about other people’s opinions and having the wisdom to focus on what really matters.
Your teeth are less sensitive
You can chomp your way through ice cream without the fear of that dreaded tooth chill because as you age your pulp chambers – the place containing the nerves and vessels – in your teeth reduce and your mouth becomes less sensitive.
You have better skin
There’s a reason you don’t see many women in their 50s and 60s with acne! As you get older your skin will likely become less oily as the sebaceous glands produce less oil. This is great if you’ve been prone to breakouts. Just ensure you have a good skincare regime in place to keep premature ageing of your skin at bay as well. So remember to wear sunscreen every day. Cleanse and exfoliate your skin with Lumity’s 4-in-1 Cleanse, hydrate your skin with Lumity’s Skin Nutrients Facial Oil and add Lumity’s Morning & Nighttime supplements to your routine too.
You catch fewer colds
While kids seem to constantly have colds and runny noses, as a grown-up you have far fewer cases of the sniffles. On average children have between six and eight colds per year, while adults catch just two to four. This is because with age comes the development of more antibodies to combat infection.