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New Edition [Photo Courtesy: www.wikipedia.org]

New Edition [Photo Courtesy: www.wikipedia.org]

When New Edition hit the scene with “Candy Girl” in 1983, I was a young, single woman who loved to sing and dance along with my favorite groups! The members of New Edition were much younger than me, but I loved their music, dance steps, and high energy! They reminded me of the Jackson 5 and the Temptations. Even though I am now in the “midlife” stage of my life, I still jump up and sing and dance along with New Edition whenever I hear them on the radio or see them on TV. Now thanks to YouTube, I can see New Edition whenever I want!

The New Edition movie on BET reminds me of how much I enjoy New Edition songs and dance performances. It is very enlightening to see the behind the scenes drama. I had always heard the rumors about them not reaping the financial rewards of their skills and talents. The movie highlights the “why” behind the rumors.

According to Wikipedia, all of these young men are in their late 40s, and Johnny Gill is 50 years old! It is amazing to see them in such good shape, and performing the same dance moves from more than 30 years ago! It is a life lesson for us baby boomers to keep moving our bodies!

We all know how important it is to exercise on a daily basis. If you are tired of your usual workout, try performing some of New Edition’s dance moves! [Of course, check with your doctor before undertaking any new exercise program to make sure you are healthy enough to participate.]

If you are a baby boomer, then you are “seasoned” enough to remember the Temptations. Watch New Edition pay homage to the Temptations with a medley of the Temptations’ hits!

Life Lesson

Of course, I don’t know any of these young men personally, but you can look at a 50 year old and tell if they have taken care of their bodies. In my opinion, it looks like Ralph Tresvant, Michael Bivins, Ricky Bell, Ron DeVoe, and Johnny Gill have taken good care of themselves, which makes me happy! It encourages me to continue to exercise every single day, and eat a low-fat, low salt diet of fruits, vegetables, nuts, fish, poultry; and limit carbohydrates and sugar.

Can a baby boomer love New Edition??? Absolutely YES! Congratulations New Edition! Well deserved!


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