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You’re as young as you feel? True or false?

EmeraldJewel 7 Mar 9

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Tell it to your body. You may feel young, but your body is behaving differently and as we age, our bodies stop doing many of the things they used to do so easily. Time is the one thing we can nver run from.

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Some days I feel 80, and some days I feel 20

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True! I'm turning 50, biologically next month, but I still feel 21...that makes me legal.

Nena Level 6 Mar 10, 2018
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To a point.

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I am a 73 year old woman and I have never felt better in my life, especially mentally. However, I don't believe that "you're as young as you feel." The simple fact is that my body is 73 years old and there's no getting around that. I do "power walks" with my greyhound 7 days a week and go to the gym 3 days a week. However, there's is no use pretending that my body is not 73 years old and is in decline, even though I feel great now. People aways say that they can't believe that I'm 73 years old. However, looking younger and feeling younger, is not the same as being younger.

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False. At some point, you're only fooling yourself.

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Some times True, its about attitude alot of times

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Your telomeres have to last say on that matter.

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Yes indeed !

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True, when I feel 30 again (usually when I'm playing football). False, when I wake up the morning after and feel 100 (twice each week).

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Why not. Imagine measuring our ages in a different way. Not by how long we lived, but by how long we have left. It would make it easier to pair off, fewer widows. Or by how much life we have in us, energy and zest to do things.

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False. At the mental level there may be some truth to this idea, but when the mind decides to involve the body in whatever fantasy and the body isn't up to it an argument ensues. The mind tells the body that something looks like fun and that it wants to go do that. The body wastes no time in responding, "Screw you. Think I'll get another pillow."

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I consider my age to be 29 and holding, I've been holding for quite a few years now though lol

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Oh yeah it's true..

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True. I feel like I'm 20.

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True. Two weeks from today, I turn 60. I don't look it. I don't act it. I don't feel it. Almost all of my friends are between 30 and 50. Most of the ladies I'm dating are, too. That may have something to do with it.

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You can feel as young as you like.

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It probably has quite a bit to do with how active you are at work. I was in construction even in my 60's I still climbed ladders climbed up on large ductwork crawled in manholes. I was able to keep up with kids in their 20's. My father has lung problems at 84 and his doctor says if it wasn't for that he's got the health of someone 60.

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False. If you feel young and are 95, you're still 95 and closer to a natural death than most. I hope I make it to 95.

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To an extent true. I'm 96 then lol

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False .Your genes have a mind of their own.

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It's true to a point, but as others have overwhelmingly pointed out here, you can't avoid the reality of age. I'm 56 and work pretty hard to keep in decent shape, but I've had multiple shoulder surgeries and definitely feel my age at times. I'll feel that way increasingly as my body rebels against my mind. LOL!

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False. Everyone's bodies are different, and they age and break down at different rates. Sure, mentality does have a part to play in how one responds to their own aging, but when your body starts betraying you, and you can't do the things you used to, it can certainly affect your psyche. No matter how healthy your attitude is.

I was thinking about this last summer when I was throwing a football around with my nephew and playing slip and slide beer games. I was 38 then. I'm 39 now. My nephew and I were always athletic. I told him one day that it's going to really suck when we can't do stuff like that anymore. He's about 27. My sports days will be behind me mostly in maybe 5-10 years probably. I can still catch, hit, and throw a baseball, and football, very well right now. I despise the day I see my accuracy and power decrease. I won't be able to do something I love anymore.

@ScienceBiker Dude, I just fell into a chair. At this point in the day, it's gonna take a block and tackle to get my ass out of it! I refuse to judge you.

@Piece2YourPuzzle So, that's when you start coaching! 😉

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Very true. And it annoys me when people the same age as me complain that they're old.

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