I have always been interested in how we age as one side of my family lived well into their 90's and the other side only into their 60's. This huge difference was something I was acutely aware of growing up. Was the difference simply down to genes, or was lifestyle also a factor? Of course, I wanted to live a long and healthy life. It felt like I had to pick which side to follow.
sually, I work out 4 times a week, and I eat healthily, But, for one week during every month, I am, shall we say, less than vigilant with my food choices! Obviously I don't want the fact that I fall to pieces once a month to sabotage all my other anti-ageing efforts. It's scary to think that for 12 weeks of the year I eat junk and empty calories that do my body no good at all.
The botox debate is a grey area and one that I've heard many times in the past few years. Simon Cowell seems to consider botox as a standard part of a beauty routine - any maybe he is right? Is botox very different from anti-aging face cream or makeup? Perhaps it's in the same category at brushing your teeth? Except with a deadly disease that can kill people in a hideous and painful way. Even so, I can't say I'm not tempted. With botox now available at your local butchers, bakers, candlestick makers - in a moment of insecurity or whilst having a very-bad-face-day it's all too easy to cave and suddenly find yourself with a frown than won't turn upside down, or left or right or any way at all.