Lucy Owen: Middle-Aged Me
Documentary in which Lucy Owen sets out to discover what being middle-aged in the 21st century really means, when middle age really starts and the best way to approach it.
Forty-five year old Lucy Owen sets out to discover what being middle-aged in the 21st century really means. With many of us working into our seventies, when does 'middle age' really start and what's the best way to approach it? Lucy fears that it's all downhill from now on, with grey hair, wrinkles and health problems to worry about. On her journey she meets the members of Tonyrefail ladies choir, who share their secrets of surviving the menopause, and tries on a special suit that replicates the effects of ageing. She's persuaded that it's time to take her physical health seriously, and discusses the pros and cons of cosmetic procedures with Dr Maria Gonzales. There's also a shock in store when she finds out she needs to act now to protect herself from the effects of old age.