Sat 14 Jun, 2014 02:57 pm
Hi. I'm almost 56 and finally finishing my Bachelor's Degree. I have an assignment on the aging process, and am wondering if any of you would be willing to help me by answering some questions.
1. How old are you?
2. How physically active are you?
3. What is your definition of aging?
4. What factors have influenced your own aging process?
5. How do you see yourself in relation to others your own age?
6. How do you see yourself with others younger and older than you?
7. How old do you feel?
8. At what age did you feel happiest?
I appreciate any help you can give me. Thank you.
I'm a student again at 51. So, sure.
- I'm still 51.
- I exercise aerobically about a half an hour or more every single day; I also lift weights every day.
- Aging is the process of becoming older. Do you mean what do I think of as being 'aged' or 'old'? We are all becoming older, but often what most people think of as 'aging' is when certain physical changes occur, perhaps with mobility or memory issues.
- My aging process is affected by genetics, but also by the fact that I have battled weight gain for years.
- I'm generally fitter (despite being overweight) than most people my age. My own doctor says my resting BP is that of an athlete.
- I'm in the middle. I have friends both older and younger than I am.
- It depends. When I get a good night's sleep and don't have major pains, I tend to feel about two decades younger than I am. When my knee acts up, or I'm tired, I tend to feel all 5 decades. I tend to not feel any older than 51, though. When I was really heavy, though, I used to feel older than I was.
- When did I feel happiest? It's not age-dependent. I feel about the same, happiness-wise, whenever. It doesn't attach itself to a calendar.