Depending on where you’re from, the general opinion of Botox injections varies from absolute disgust to an absolute must. While often lumped in with plastic surgery, Botox injections and similar cosmetic fillers are considerably less dangerous and involve less downtime than going under the knife. And surprisingly, doctors administer more Botox to women ages 22-40 than to women over 60. And Botox usage increased 4783% from 1997 to 2006. So tell me, ladies: would you go under the needle? (Don’t worry – my polls are anonymous unless you choose not to be, so no one will know your skin-plumping secrets.)
It’s during the middle-aged years that adults grow wiser, having learned from their previous mistakes. The middle-aged years is also a time when adults start seeing the results of their food choices. Stomachs may begin to balloon, thighs widen and hips thicken. However, diet isn’t the only culprit. Stress also plays a role in what an adult’s body looks like after she enters her middle years. Exercise is one option to slim down, getting back to earlier sizes. But, it’s not the only option.