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Saturday, June 13, 2015 at 7am
Sunday, June 14, 2015 at 8:30am
One of the world’s leading authorities in the field of women’s health and wellness, Christiane Northrup. M.D., turns her attention to the subject of women and aging and once again proves to be a fearless thinker and visionary pioneer whose work is always based on impeccable research. Turning the notion of “aging” on its head, she challenges the most popular but least helpful perspectives, replacing the notion of decline and decrepitude with the profound understanding that growing older means an increase in wisdom and value.
Having always counseled that health isn’t just for the young, Dr. Northrup skillfully collects and interprets research from a wide array of sources including astronaut studies, eldercare, the fields of sexuality, orthopedics and other areas, and combines them with her own clinical and life experience. In response to thousands of requests from readers, radio show listeners, lecture attendees, and fans from all over the world, she has created seven steps every woman should take in her journey to getting older without aging.
“GLORIOUS WOMEN NEVER AGE is about ageless living, which is what you’ll experience when you engage life without fear that you’re going to fall — or fall apart,” said Dr. Northrup. “How you are going to age is your decision. I’m going to teach you seven steps for how to get older without aging. Don’t battle aging when you can dance with life!”
Taped at Boston’s Calderwood Pavilion, GLORIOUS WOMEN NEVER AGE explores Dr. Ellen Langer’s landmark study on aging, which proved that how you think about your age can determine physiological factors, and includes detailed information on these seven steps:
Step 1: Reframe the Term “Aging”
Our culture does not value aging, but by 2050, there will be 800,000 people in the U.S. over the age of 100. The term aging is associated with decline and deterioration. Replace it with “growing older.”
Step 2: Address and Change Your Cultural Programming
Understanding our cultural portals; how “milestone” birthdays can be a millstone; and how one study reveals that positive beliefs about growing older gave people 7.5 extra years of life.
Step 3: Stop Participating in Ageism
Monitor your language and never again say “I’m having a senior moment”; drop the term “anti- aging”; celebrate the wisdom of growing older as a chance to increase your competence and value.
Step 4: Learn How to Enjoy a Sweet Life While Keeping Your Blood Sugar Stable
Understand the role of glycemic stress and the right numbers for fasting blood sugar; why being “normal” isn’t enough and why optimal is the goal.
Step 5: Don’t Take Life Sitting Down
Understand the concept of functional fitness and the importance of movement; fun exercises to keep from sitting for too long; what astronaut studies show about the dangers of weightlessness; standing and balance exercises; understanding fascia, and a high-intensity interval training workout demonstration.
Step 6: Develop Centenarian Consciousness
Explore the work of Dr. Mario Martinez on healthy centenarians worldwide and discover what they have in common — they’re rebels, they’re future-oriented; they don’t like being around old people; they engage in pleasurable, sustainable rituals, and they savor life. This segment also provides information on the importance of taking pleasure in ageless living.
Step 7: Develop a Subculture of Agelessness
Includes information on the importance of tribes; how community equals immunity; why women are placentas of nourishment; the importance of calling in divine order and inner guidance, and the anatomy of a goose bump.
Ultimately, Dr. Northrup’s uplifting message is that we don’t have to be fearful and resistant towards growing older, but instead can make it a more positive and different experience.