You may not be able to move your forehead, but like it or not, time is still moving forward. You’re aging, despite how amazing you look.
And there are signs. No, your smooth neck or plump lips won’t give you away, your attitude and behaviors will.
Falling asleep in front of the TV? That’s another one, along with needing an afternoon nap, and choosing comfortable clothes over stylish ones.
Sitting cross-legged? Forget it, it’s impossible for you unless you’re a yogi. Constant complaining, getting a buzz instead of getting drunk, and loving board games are all on the list of this way to elderly land.
A spokesman for the study says, “It’s fascinating to see nearly half the nation considers joint pain and stiffness a sign of growing age,” and they are, but most people were shocked to learn the other signs were considered signs of aging.
The common age adults typically start exhibiting these signs is 41, with 57 the point at which people consider they are “officially old.” Among the most common fears with aging were becoming lonely and losing their looks.
On a positive note, most of those asked felt younger than their actual age. Around 40, most people asked had begun to make changes to their diet, exercise more, and had either quit or slowed down drinking and smoking.
According to the survey, here are the top 50 signs you’re old:
1. Forgetting people's names
2. Losing hair
3. Feeling stiff
4. Talking a lot about your joints/ailments
5. Groaning when you bend down
6. Not knowing any songs in the top ten
7. Misplacing your glasses/bag/car keys
8. Getting more hairy - ears, eyebrows, nose, face
9. Avoid lifting heavy things due to back concerns
10. Saying "in my day"
11. Finding it tricky to sit cross-legged on the floor
12. Hating noisy pubs
13. Choosing clothes and shoes for comfort rather than style
14. Falling asleep in front of the TV every night
15. Thinking policemen/teachers/doctors look really young
16. Falling ill more often
17. Saying "it wasn't like that when I was young"
18. Complaining about more things
19. Needing an afternoon nap
20. Feeling tired the moment you wake up
21. Struggling to use technology
22. Finding you have no idea what 'young people' are talking about
23. Having colleagues who are so young they don't know what a cassette tape is
24. Losing touch with everyday technology such as tablets and TVs
25. Complaining about the bad shows on television these days
26. Spending time comparing illnesses and injuries with friends
27. Your friends are all ill more often
28. Not knowing or remembering the name of any modern bands
29. You consider going on a 'no children' cruise for a holiday
30. You know your alcohol limit
31. Struggling to think of anything worse than going to a music festival
32. Never going out without your coat
33. Putting everyday items in the wrong place
34. You move from music to talk radio
35. You start driving very slowly
36. You struggle to lose weight easily
37. Buying a smart phone but having no idea how to do anything other than make phone calls on it
38. You want a cup of tea/coffee
39. Spending more money on face creams/anti-aging products
40. Falling asleep after one glass of wine
41. Feeling you have the right to tell people exactly what you are thinking, even if it isn't polite
42. You like getting asked for ID
43. Paying by cash or cheque rather than using your card
44. Preferring a night in with a board game than a night on the town
45. Being told off for politically incorrect opinions
46. Joining the National Trust
47. Your ears are getting bigger
48. Preferring a Sunday walk to a lie in
49. You think, “maybe I'll drive instead of drink”
50. Drinking sherry
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