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How Disruptors and Rebels Keep it Sexy

The secrets to slowing down the aging process that no one is talking about!

Disruptors and rebels keep it sexy and age with ease.

Finally, the secrets to slowing down the aging process that no one is talking about. It is not what you think…

Before you read ahead, let me make this clear. This will not be your average b.s. anti-aging article.

We will not be covering the importance of healthy eating, exercise, or annual check-ups. And I promise I won’t be fueling the negative chatter in your head that journals your every genetic predisposition.

Don’t misunderstand me. I do care about all of those things. The small choices we make daily are cumulative. That’s a no-brainer. As a forty-something woman, I want to feel young and ridiculously healthy as long as I can. I am not above being gluten-free, sugar-free, OR ex-husband-free. I am also not against lathering my entire body in anti-aging cream, sitting in front of infrared lights and sweating out the sins of my twenties. After all, my twenties were freaking fabulous! This article, however, is about none of those things.

As a fitness trainer to senior women for ten years, I picked up these priceless gems of wisdom that will completely change how you “choose to age.” These woman created lives of health and happiness by choosing to be rebels.

They owned their stage.

These remarkable kind women were silly, light-hearted, and took very few things seriously. Accept one. They could give a crap about what others thought. It was THEIR show. Those around them filled roles on THEIR stage. They had no bones about telling you this and then in the next breath, sweet as pie, invite you to join their show. 


Their laughter filled more of our conversations than words of wisdom.

Yes, there were always treasures tucked away in our discussions. I did most of the talking as I was self-absorbed and immature. Eventually, I’d run out of air or words, or whichever came first. They would laugh at my intensity and smile, saying something like “Just do what makes you happy.”

They kept younger company and were disruptors.

Key to what made them so dynamic was that they made time and space for friends half their age. They put themselves into younger circles of friends and worked to “keep up.” You would never hear them use their age as an excuse or as a badge of courage. They intentionally BROKE molds and never allowed others to categorize them as “too old” for any activity. They kept life sexy and were not opposed to spicing things up by changing their looks, hobbies, or routines. There was no negotiating their identity and they reserved the right to change it.

These youthful elderly ladies had “habits or self-respect.”

They did what felt right FOR THEM. They were not obsessed with food, exercise, or skincare. When they were hungry, they ate what made them feel well. They went on walks because they loved nature and it gave them more energy. To them, routines and regimens of self-care were just “habits of self-respect.”

We expect to hear that healthy and happy at ninety is some magic blend. Some special sauce — 50% hard work and 50% genetics. I would disagree. Based on years of listening, I would instead encourage each of us to toss the odds and lighten up! There is no reason to make this thing called life so complicated. Enjoy it as if you were never given a rule book.

Keep it sexy. Own it as if you are writing the script. After all, it is YOUR STORY.

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Jo Davis

Entrepreneur, "Yes" Mentor, Author, Public Speaker, International Artist, Photographer, Skydiver & Lift A Sister UP Founder

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Lawney

You can grow old gracefully, fight it every step of the way or rebel! Great article. We should really respect ourselves and don’t be afraid to switch it up and consider something different with the aging process.

Laurie Lankins Farley
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Laurie Lankins Farley

Such a great article!

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Beatricemzwmsbpw156

I know exactly what you are talking about. I am 63 years young and I try to keep moving. Because if I stop and don’t keep it moving, I will fade away. Yes, I am the star of my story. Thanks for the reminder.

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JuliaPathfider

Thanks Jo! Love this article and totally agree! Age? Bring it on!

Nicholas J Cobos
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Nicholas J Cobos

@jodavis this is great advice for women And men today! You are right, this is stuff nobody talks about and I wish more of my elder relatives thought this way. Two Thumbs Up!

Maria Koszler
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Maria Koszler

What a great article, and yes even for women my age and that would be a bit older than you. Love your writings Jo

Pammie Day
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Pammie Day

Beautiful, Jo! Yes. This is our song. This is our story. We can choose to write it as we wish, or not write it at all, or make it up as we go along! Love it. No rules. Charming and delightful reminder!

Fran Merkh
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Fran Merkh

Agree, good writing too.

Cheryl Butcher
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Cheryl Butcher

As a woman who recently turned 70, I heartily agree! I do have a lot of friends who are in their 50’s and early 60’s and my grandchildren keep me abreast of their worlds. I have recently accepted a new job and a higher level and am fully engaged every day. And oh, by the way, my role-models are in their 80’s and still going strong!

LynnDailey
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LynnDailey

Love this article and yes to enjoying life as if you were never given a rule book.

Lissa Hinshaw
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Lissa Hinshaw

Love this advice Jo! I am fairly certain I was born a rebel and I will gladly carry this rebel advice into my senior years.

SheliaBraswell
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SheliaBraswell

I love this article! Thank you for writing it and I’m hoping to see more like it!

Darlene Rese
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Darlene Rese

That’s right! It is my story, so loosen it up and do what feels good and right. I’m in control of my train in this game of life and I am the only one that can make it real. Great article, Jo! Thanks for sharing.❤️

Susaye Greene
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Susaye Greene

Great attitude they have, Jo! This is a wonderful article. That’s the way I want to live my life.

Rubina fazal
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Rubina fazal

Lovely article..💖👑💐💐💐Thanks!Jo Davis dear for Sharing the lightest myths of being Happy,Healthy and young…as normal as it can be women above 40..with out So much hectic routines..and strick daily routines ..😃yeah we can lead life with bit ease and in easy ways to enjoy life as well as to get the most out of it.💖👑

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prabhakar rajarapu

TRUE MASSAGE

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