What’s the key to longevity, and looking and feeling fab over forty? Life-altering "superfoods" are the answer to warding off premature aging, disease, and more. Here’s a roundup of some of our favorites, and interesting ways to prepare them.
It's a well-known fact that environmental factors and stress are the main causes of premature aging. Wearing sun protection along with diet of healthy, organic food and low to no alcohol consumption is one of the best ways to fight off the signs, but that still might not be enough. Here are a few of our favorite beauty secrets for looking "Fab Over Forty."
Grow old gracefully? Why not! The surest way to look "Fab Over Forty" is by making a longterm investment in your health and care for your skin. Environmental factors and stress can do a lot of damage and on the flipside, if they are minimized, can keep that youthful glow and virtually wrinkle-free skin into your fifties.
Take this quiz to see if your environment and stress levels have put time on your side, or if it's just a matter of time.
Wrinkles and sun spots are far from the worst thing in the world, but if you can prevent looking tired and aged before necessary, why not do so? A few easy lifestyle changes can help you look and feel healthy, no matter whether you're 20, 40, or 60. To find out if you're doing all that you can — and to get some specific suggestions for aging gracefully — just read on.
Like fine wine, women only get better with age. One of the key secrets to being "Fab Over Forty" is to dress your age. No, not the dowdy, over-the-hill matron look, but the sophisticated, confident, mature, and stylish woman look. Try some of these tips on for size.
Wrinkles are inevitable. Or are they? Some yoga instructors are teaching facial yoga classes, claiming that a few movements produce results along the lines of "natural Botox." The exercises, which include making kissy faces and puffing out the cheeks, sound odd — but some practitioners swear by the results. What do you think?
Call me old-fashioned, but when I saw these pictures of Nicole Kidman at the ARIA Awards, I got a little bit sad. Yes, she is gorgeous, but there's something about her that looks, I don't know — forced, I guess. The hair is uber-blond, especially at the roots, and her skin appears crease-less and line-less.
Nicole is 40 years old, but why does her skin still look 25? Is it me, or has Hollywood put so much emphasis on stopping the clock that someone as naturally stunning as Nicole Kidman now looks younger than she did in her early career? What are your thoughts on this?
From the "they'll eat this up" files: A pizza from Southern Italy is said to be an anti-wrinkle pizza. The Associated Press reports that the "primula" pizza has three times the amount of fiber found in a classic pizza, along with more magnesium and iron. It's also laden with antioxidant-rich ingredients such as tomatoes, arugula, garlic, zuchinni, basil, mushrooms, carrots and spinach. And here's an odd endorsement: Apparently Pope Benedict XVI loves the stuff.
But does it work? Well, we already know that fiber is healthy (FitSugar just told me that it radically reduces your risk of breast cancer). And you don't need to be YumSugar to know that pizza is tasty, which makes you happy, which reduces stress.... But wrinkle-preventing? I don't know about that. A diet rich in antioxidants certainly is healthy, but to keep lines away, your best bet is to stay out of the sun.