You’re Never Too Young To Think About Aging

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None of us like to admit that we are aging.  Personally, it’s hard for me to believe I have children who have graduated from college…I feel like I just graduated myself.

According to a recent article in the Wall Street Journal, however, even college students have begun the aging process. You can read the entire article here or I’ve summarized the key findings below:

http://on.wsj.com/2c37ajx

In our 30’s:  Age related hearing starts to decrease around age 25.  Wear protective gear if you know you’re going to be exposed to loud noises for an extended period of time.

In our 40’s: Muscle strength starts to decline in the late 30s or early 40s.  Be sure to have a comprehensive exercise program that includes strength training and weight-bearing exercise.

In our 50’s: Balance and lower-body strength start to decline as well as bone mass in women during menopause.  Yoga, Pilates and Tai chi can all help with balance and core strength.

In our 60’s: Whether or not you wear glasses, the eyes become an issue. Treatment might be needed for cataracts and glaucoma.  But, to help prevent age-related macular degeneration, a diet of dark leafy greens and other healthy foods is recommended.