Age Doesn't Define Older People, Having These Symptoms Means You're Starting to Age

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Age Doesn't Define Older People, Having These Symptoms Means You're Starting to Age

 

Today we're going to talk about a topic that everyone faces - the interesting changes that happen to our bodies as we age. Don't worry, getting old isn't scary, let's find out more about it! Age is no longer the only criterion that defines whether a person is elderly or not. Therefore, even if a person reaches the age of 70 or more, it doesn't mean they are elderly and may still maintain better health and vitality.

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Apart from age, the following characteristics are also important indicators of whether a person is an older person or not:

As people slowly get older, their bodies undergo some changes. First, let's take a look at muscles and bones. As the years accumulate, our muscles and bones become less strong than they once were. You may find that carrying a small bench feels a bit of a struggle, this is because our strength and flexibility gradually diminish. Don't worry, although we can no longer jump as flexibly as we did when we were young, slowly, we can face the challenges of life in a more relaxed way. As we age, the function of our heart and blood vessels also diminishes and they may become a bit lazy, causing us to be prone to high blood pressure and heart problems. But don't stress, if we cared more and exercised more, the heart would probably realize it has to step up and keep beating for us. The immune system, it's like a little mischievous. As we get older, it seems to get lazy with it. So, we may find ourselves more susceptible to catching a few niggles. It doesn't matter, if we eat healthily and live a regular life, our immune system will probably be "woken up" and we won't let those little viruses cause us too much trouble.

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The mental state of older people can also undergo some interesting changes as they age. For example, sometimes you may find that you suddenly forget what you were doing the moment before. You may get "lost" looking for something, or forget an appointment. When we are watching TV, reading or doing other things, we may occasionally find ourselves "lost in thought" and become "distracted" for a while.

Some older adults may feel more anxious, depressed or lonely when dealing with people or things in their lives. Physical changes in the body may also affect the mental state. For example, health problems, chronic illnesses, or the effects of medications may have an impact on mood. Physiological changes may cause us to feel uneasy about life and worry about our future health, which can trigger anxiety and depression.

A combination of age and the above characteristics can more fully determine whether a person is an older person, but old age does not mean that life has become boring or lifeless. Many older people still maintain a positive outlook on life, are energized, and lead very fulfilling and happy lives. As we grow older, we may face some physical and psychological changes, but this does not prevent us from leading a quality life. Moreover, later life is another wonderful phase of life. After retirement, there is more time and freedom to focus on the things you love, spend time with family and friends, travel, read books, exercise, and live a colourful life, whether it's pursuing a passion or a humdrum routine.

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Approach old age with hope and enthusiasm. Growing older does not mean that we lose the joy and meaning of life, but rather that we accumulate more valuable experiences and wisdom. In our later years, we can enjoy more freedom and relaxation, and turn our focus to self-care and physical and mental health.