Gerascophobia the fear of Getting Old.

Fear of Getting Old Phobia – Gerascophobia. The word Gerascophobia is derived from Greek ‘tha geraso’ which is a phrase that means ‘I am getting old‘ and phobos meaning dread or deep fear. … No one wants to lose their youthfulness, develop wrinkles and face other health problems that are inevitable with age.


As yet another year comes upon us, it is time to forget the numbers and just grow older gracefully with no reference to age, just take a look at our food intake and ensure that we continue to get some exercise to keep our muscles and bones intact.  They say that women embrace OLD AGE at 70 and Men at 66.  Breaking bones becomes a problem, so forget those fancy shoes, go for the ‘comfortable and easy to walk ins’, take in a little sunshine for your bones and eat great foods in moderation.  Oh yes, that glass of wine, it is good for the mind. I use a squirt of SO2Go in mine or if there is a bottle opened, there is a sachet available, just pop that into the bottle and you will still get a good nights sleep and no allergies.

I did a google search to see what makes people look older and here is the result

Under nutrition, an emaciated face and losing weight, are factors which make one look older than the chronological age. Dryness makes skin lose elasticity and look wrinkled, adding years to one’s age. Sometimes very obese people also look older. Early wrinkles or sagging skin can also be due to exposure to hot water.

So as you get older, it is quite ok to carry some extra weight, it actually helps you to look younger.  I like these stats.

There are plenty of great programs for pensioners and retirees all over the country.  Exercise classes, Swimming, Morning Teas and craft sessions.  It is vital that one keeps active and keeps the mind in great shape.  Most of all Keep Smiling!



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