Redefining Middle Age

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Middle Age. The biological Purgatory, where you learn which sins of your youth will enfeeble your bones, hump your back, and clog your arteries in the coming years.

Middle Age, when you struggle to remain hip, before your hips need replacing. Middle Age. The period of life when you do everything, everything you can to stave off old age from happening to you. But it does and it will. In the mean time, and baby boomers I’m talking to you, how can you take middle age, stretch it out and savor it? Forget hot flashes and declining libido, loss of energy and mandatory retirement.

Who cares about being old and wise anyway? Take your estrogen, pop your viagra, fill up on testosterone, we’re going to make middle age last forever.
(Hosted by Nina Totenberg)


Dr. Nananda Col, physician and researcher at Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Professor of Human Development at Pennsylvania State University, editor of “Life in the Middle”;

Dr. Tamara Harris, Chief of Geriatric Epidemiology at the National Institute on Aging

and Dr. Sherri Willis, professor of human development at Pennsylvania State University and editor of “Life in the Middle: Psychological and Social Development in Middle Age.”