Aging, huh? Well, it’s like that one frenemy who shows up unannounced and overstays their welcome. But hey, no need to panic! Help consumers embrace those pesky body changes and unpredictable surprises that come with longevity. Let’s face it, growing older is just another adventure in this crazy game called life. So, let them grab their grin reaper and conquer the world with a mischievous broad smile!
Aging is like a never-ending game of hide-and-seek with the body. It loves to play tricks on people, reminding them that time is ticking away. But fear not! Let consumers grip those sneaky little signals and show their body who’s boss. It’s all about taking proactive steps to keep them youthful and sassy, so allow them to grab that longevity ruler in time and let’s give aging a run for life!
What can you offer when something hurts?
My back, my knees, my hand, my elbow, my back, my whole body, whatever. Ouch!
I sprained my ankle playing pickleball like if I was a 20-year-old.
Yikes, my body feels stiff when I wake up. What the heck?
My feet hurt when I walk, exercise, or dance. I can no longer wear high heels.
I am afraid of falling when I walk, go up the stairs, or skate. I notice that I walk slower than many people around me.
How can you support people when their body and metabolism are changing?
My muscles are turning into a fatty mush that I don’t like.
Oh no! I just realized that I have bat wings and my legs are flabby.
I am gaining weight out of nowhere, even if I exercise and follow a good diet. Why?
I look at myself in the mirror and notice that I have a tummy or a dad’s bod.
I suffer from hot flushes.
My blood glucose levels are trending higher than normal.
Where can they find the energy to keep going?
I feel sluggish or tired more often than usual.
I crave sweets.
I get tired easily.
I feel heavier like a sack of old potatoes.
I want to go to bed early.
I take naps daily.
Why is their brain starting to play tricks on them?
I am starting to forget little things.
I get headaches frequently.
My sense of balance is getting weird.
My hands are starting to shake by noticing a small tremor.
My sense of smell is not the same. The smell of a stinky wet dog does not bother me anymore.
Why are consumers not being their usual selves?
I am slow or have trouble learning new things.
I am becoming grumpy and like to complain.
I have less patience toward other people and situations.
I often do not agree with younger people.
I have trouble hearing. I must ask people to speak louder, and I need to turn the volume up on devices.
How can you help them see better?
I cannot longer read the small type without glasses.
My vision is getting cloudy or I see a weird spot in it.
I see floaters when I look up to a white ceiling.
I have trouble seeing in the distance.
My eyes feel dry or gritty.
How can you tell if their heart is telling them to slow down?
My heart races more than usual during a physical effort.
I feel the palpitations in my heart, or feel it skip a beat.
My blood pressure is going up.
I bruise my skin more often and takes longer to heal.
My total cholesterol is going up every year.
Why do they need to visit the bathroom more often?
I pee more often during the day and/or feel a sudden urgency to pee.
I leak pee when I sneeze or cough.
I get up at least once in the middle of the night to go pee.
I suffer from frequent and annoying urinary tract infections (UTIs).
I have more difficulty peeing.
How come their beautiful hair and nails are changing?
I am losing my hair.
My hair is thinning.
My hair is turning gray.
My fingernails looks whitish and have ridges.
My toenails are harder and more brittle to cut.
How is the skin telling them that they are aging?
My skin is getting dry and thinner.
My wrinkles are becoming deeper.
I am developing droopy eyelids.
I have itchy spots on my skin appearing out of nowhere.
My body is retaining water and making my hands, fingers, legs, or feet swell.
Why does eating become a calculated endeavor with age?
I cannot digest foods as I used to when I was younger.
I get reflux, burp, or fart more often.
I have developed sensitivity to certain foods or ingredients.
I suffer from constipation more often.
I have less appetite.
I have hemorrhoids.
What is their mouth telling people about their health?
My gums are receding and or starting to bleed.
Food is getting stuck between my teeth. I need to floss more often.
I feel that my mouth is getting drier.
I am getting more cavities.
I have bad breath.
My crowns and dentures do not fit the same.
Why do sex and sleep become a lost art?
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I cannot achieve a deep sleep as I used to when I was younger.
I suffer from insomnia.
Sex is no longer appealing to me. My libido is down the floor.
Having sex hurts, or I am developing erectile dysfunction.
I got a sexually transmitted disease (STD).
Why are their stress and loneliness creeping up?
I feel more anxious and worry about everything.
I feel depressed.
I feel lonely.
I am bored.
I am getting slower at doing things.
How come sometimes they feel at a loss?
I drink heavily at least once per week.
I do recreational drugs.
I have no one to join me for an outing at a restaurant or a concert.
I prefer to stay home than to going out.
I do not exercise.