I now have over six decades in this body under my belt. (It gets harder and harder to keep it all under the belt!) In that time, I have learned a few things about body changes over time. And I’m here to say that my body is improving all the time!
First of all, my body is now so efficient that it rarely needs all of the calories that I give it, so it has to store the excess (efficiently, of course) A meal that used to give me enough energy for only a few hours will now supply my body all it needs for several days.
And my body is always experimenting with something new. For example, hair now grows in places it never did before. (And not where it used to be in abundance!) Beauty marks (some call them “age spots”, but this is just a sign of jealousy by the immature) now appear out of nowhere. No need to artificially add these to create interest on your boringly smooth and unblemished skin! You will no longer have to be jealous of Cindy Crawford’s “cute little mole”, because you will have your own (although it may not be where you want it/them.)
From listening to the reports of those even older, I can’t wait for the new efficiencies awaiting me when I get the improvements in my ears. I will no longer have to waste time and effort listening to boring or undesired conversations – I can just turn down the volume on my hearing aid(s). This feature alone has saved many marriages! As a bonus feature, I can play music with it when I turn up the volume too loud, causing “squeals” of delight in those around me.
As my eyesight loses sensitivity and focal range, I can further reduce wasted time talking to others, since I can tell them that I didn’t even notice them (which might be true!) There are a lot of things in this world that you are better off not seeing, so this is a big plus. And a bonus feature is the fun game of hide-and-seek you can play with your glasses when you forget where you put them.
Speaking of memory (Were we? I don’t remember.), you will be amazed how much exercise, both physical and mental, you can get just by wandering around the house! It will force you to refresh your memory of what is in each room, as you search for a clue that might help you remember why you went there in the first place!
So, I think it is clear that the body improves with age, providing us with many useful features that younger people aren’t able to appreciate! After reading this, I know everyone will be looking forward to the improvements that come with age. But I think you should wait until you’ve earned them.