It’s printed on shirts, marked on posters, claimed amongst friends and posted on social media: “Age is just a number.” We tend to become aware of more health concerns the older we get, but if you take care of your body, it will take care of you. Despite many associating the idea of middle age with the mid-life crisis trope, it turns out that this time of life isn’t so bad after all.
Dr. Robi Ludwig, psychotherapist and author of Your Best Age is Now, sat down during a segment of Caucus: New Jersey with Steve Adubato to talk about her new outlook on being middle-aged and how women in their 40s, 50s and 60s can live more active and vigorous lives.
The Truth about Middle Age
Dr. Ludwig became fascinated in the particular connotations of age and the negative script we subscribe to in our culture; in particular, when we think of mid-life, which sparked an interest in researching the topic further.
She found many positive aspects of this time of life; even getting insight from personalities like Suzanne Somers, Kathy Lee Gifford, Hoda Kotb and Kate White, to name a few. All of these inspirational women shared wise and encouraging information regarding mid-life, discussing what it’s like to arrive at mid-life, some of the concerns they had, how spiritualism can affect someone and much more.
“Because of science, mid-life is really a new time of life,” says Dr. Ludwig, “and if we give up on ourselves… then we’re wasting this time of life where we’re wise, we’re more confident in many ways, we know ourselves better… We see the positive side of life because of the changes going on in our brain, and all of this information was really nowhere to be found. I wanted people to have this information in a book so they could say ‘oh my gosh, I’m not decompensating at 45 and beyond.’”
To hear more from Dr. Ludwig, check out this edition of Caucus: New Jersey with Steve Adubato.
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