Have you ever looked closely at your Mother or Grandmother and wondered if you’ll look like them in a few decades? There is no reason why you won’t. But there is no reason why you have to. Some medical professionals, nutrition specialists and personal trainers claim we can live healthier, longer lives than the generations that came before us.
Whether it’s true or not, it’s always worth considering what will happen to our bodies as we age from
Most of us in our teens or early twenties are doing our best to enjoy life. Sure, we might be trying to get a good education or establish a great career. But fun is high up on our agenda. So why is it our parents and grandparents are forever telling us to slow down and consider the future? Can what we do right now really have that big an impact on our bodies in fifty years time? Surely there is time to enjoy a few lates now and worry about health later?
The biggest changes in our bodies occur when we hit our teens. If we’re underweight or overweight, this can delay puberty. It can also wreak havoc with our early menstrual cycles. And a poor diet may contribute to acne-ridden skin. Most of these problems are hormone related. We get
Some doctors still say that poor nutrition during the teenage years can lead to a shorter stature and later puberty onset. But how is this going to be a problem later in life? The teenage years are notorious for being unpleasant and difficult. And we all move on and forget about the worst of it. However, some studies are showing that an obsession with eating habits in our teens can lead to a lifetime of bad eating choices.
Once we reach our twenties we are fully grown. Our early twenties are the best years for physical prowess. We are at our strongest and most agile physically during these few years. We are also at our most fertile, although few women feel ready to start families at the age of twenty. Mentally we are maturing rapidly, although the change in our social structures may be responsible for that.
During the forties, your body will dramatically change again. As your era of fertility comes to an end, the hormones in your body will wreak havoc with your appearance and moods. Fortunately, there are many ways you can help reduce their impact. Some people try nutrition-based programs like cenegenics to prevent the signs of aging that are common during this decade. Others try more radical ideas like cosmetic surgery.
Your body will age noticeably during this decade. Bones will weaken, muscles will lose their tone, and skin will sag more. Good eating habits and exercise habits established earlier in life will stand you in good stead now. Now is also the time to consider changing your hair and skin products for those that are designed for older skin.
Now you are retired, you have far more time on your hands. This time can be spent enjoying new activities, or resurrecting old ones. By now your body will be noticeably aged. You may have deep lines and wrinkles all over your face and body. Age spots may be evident on skin that is most exposed to sunlight. And your hair may have thinned, leaving your scalp more exposed to harmful UV rays.