Wrinkles don’t matter so much when you’re middle-aged

Middle-aged wrinkles
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Women who’ve passed the so-called ‘midlife crisis’ phase, don’t worry about their wrinkles and deteriorating health as much as younger women. Anne Barrett, a sociology professor and director of FSU’s Pepper Institute on Aging and Public Policy, found that young women’s greater anxieties about declines in health and attractiveness degrade their emotional well-being, while older … Read more

Middle-aged women drink more than their younger peers

midlife drinking

Women aged 50–70 are more likely than younger women to consume alcohol at levels that exceed low-risk drinking guidelines – and most think that’s just perfectly fine. New Edith Cowan University (ECU) research has found that despite the potential health risks of exceeding national drinking guidelines, many middle-aged and young-old women who consume alcohol at … Read more

A clear increase in falls after 40 – especially among women

A woman sitting on the side of the road.

It’s not only the older adults that trip and tumble— us midlifers do it, too. Researchers have found that there is a sharp increase in falls after the age of 40, particularly among women. The study found that for women the prevalence of falls increases by 9% among those who are in their early to … Read more