Our self-esteem is tightly woven into our sexuality. We live in a youth-obsessed society, and admitting that our vaginas are changing — even to our closest friends — is like wearing a t-shirt that reads: “Ignore me. I’m over the hill.”
We rationalize that anyone can have dry eyes or hair, but, many people believe, only women who are getting old have dry vaginas (which isn’t true). And, it’s so easy to think that you’re the only one who has the problem.
After age 40 we start to lose some of that “cat-like” balance we used to have. At the same time, we can lose about 1% of muscle mass and bone density every year after 50. And for sure, all of this speeds up a bit once women go through menopause.
According to the National Osteoporosis Foundation, bones that lose density have a greater chance of succumbing to osteoporosis, and having osteoporosis is a the #1 biggest risk for breaking a bone if we fall.
So, the key is to keep our bones healthy and strong by doing the first two pillars of fitness–cardio and strength-training–and definitely doing the THIRD PILLAR so you don’t fall!
Here’s a short video to talk you through the importance of balance, and how to stay steady on our feet . . . for the rest of our lives!
And remember this: We can’t control getting older . . . but . . . we can control how we do it! Yay!