A fairly recent study conducted in Trinity College Dublin study covered over 8000 adults who were in their 50’s and 60’s who said they were having regular sex, with a third of those active once or twice a week – some even more.
As I gently encountered consciousness this morning and greeted this new day (surprisingly without the aid of my alarm clock) I can't help feeling optimistic about the future. There are a lot of naysayers and professors of doom and gloom, but I'm afraid I refuse to subscribe to that way of pessimism.
As we slowly age, why does time seem to accelerate as the seasons fly by? The answer to that question has both a scientific explanation and a fuzzy, mushy, mystical one. It's not a new phenomenon to experience the 'time slipping away' feeling as the years roll on. As the mushy, mystical explanation is the shorter one, well begin with that one.
Reaching our retirement years brings with them enough problems and unexpected circumstances to have consider, without the prospect of not having a faithful companion by our side who will never let us down. The old hackneyed saying 'a dog is man's best friend' is truer now than it ever was. Even though whoever your dog decides to spend their life with, isn't gender specific. It does however become more relevant the older we get. Once we have passed the age of 50, it becomes even more essential that we have a canine as par of our lives.
Baby boomers currently constitute a massive proportion of the developed world today. As many as one fifth of North America are baby boomers. As we live longer and are able to exist far longer than we ever did due to great advances in medical care, the demographic that outlines our national statistics is somewhat skewed.
Nostalgia and music are what help to keep us young. Anything that reminds us of 'the good old days' by stimulating our memory banks, in this case through music (and film) help us to re-live the positive experiences of our past. Below are reviews of my favorite half-a-dozen films, with phenomenal, banging soundtracks that are guaranteed bring flashbacks that will gladden your heart and have you re-living the most exhilarating parts of your youth.