Men turn fifty, look in the mirror and panic. If they haven't stayed on top of health, fitness and style, there comes a day when they ask themselves "what happened?" Too young to be old and too old to be Abercrombie and fifty-something... personal style can become overwhelming!
Having had the pleasure of working with some of the most powerful "post fifty" men in business, I have seen the triumphs and pitfalls when it comes to optimally surpassing that mid-century mark. There are three schools of thought: looking young, looking good or resignation.
For men, the career and family balance sometimes gets in the way of fitness and health. Many men are taskmasters and think they can check off the boxes for married, children and career, as they let it all go and expect their wives to love them as they are.
When it comes to aging, it's best to go "with it" rather than fight it and take the looking "good" rather than looking "young" route that our media has become obsessed with.
It really becomes a question of maintenance: What is enough and what is too much? Below are a few guidelines that can help define the fine line between the two:
- Put effort into staying as healthy and fit as possible. This will positively affect your emotional well-being as well as your energy level. Regular health checks are important, but there are so many more fun ways to stay healthy! Many of our clients who are couples achieve this by adding active elements to their luxurious vacations. For example, two weeks in Italy with a three-day bike ride in the middle, to balance out the fine food and wine.
Remember, it's not about looking like you did 20 years ago; it's about looking your best, and "feeling it" now and at this age!