We conducted a qualitative study of 1, women over age 50 to capture the thoughts, feelings, and attitudes that women at middle age have about their bodies and the experience of aging. Via an open-ended question online survey, four primary themes emerged: 1 the physical and psychological experience of aging; 2 the injustices, inequities, and challenges of aging; 3 the importance of self-care; and 4 a plea for recognition of the need to maintain a contributory role in society. Women over 50 currently comprise over Most of the previous body image research has been on younger samples and has focused on satisfaction with weight and size Grogan,
Life goes too fast. The older you get, the more you recognize how fleeting it is. So how would you like to slow down the aging process? However, we can turn back the years on our body. Research has shown that exercise can slow down the physiological aging clock.
From Classical Antiquity to the present, virginity has been closely allied with power: as someone who chooses a life of celibacy retains mastery over his or her body. Sexual potency withheld becomes an energy-reservoir that can ensure independence and enhance self-esteem, but it can also be harnessed by public institutions and redirected for the common good. This was the founding principle of the Vestal Virgins of Rome and later in the monastic orders of the middle ages.