Why is my body falling apart at 50?

For young guys and girls, 50 years old is something beyond reason, which will come in the boundless future. But the reality is that the passage of time is accelerating every year, and you will not have time to look back as you have approached this round date, which marks most of your life.

Mature age is overgrown with many misconceptions. Some say that by the age of 50 a person becomes decrepit and in growing up there are only some shortcomings, others, that this is only the beginning of life, and you feel even better than at 20. The truth, as always, is somewhere in the middle. Nevertheless, your body will change, and not always for the worse.

Your brain efficiency will increase

Contrary to popular belief that thinking deteriorates with age due to the brain’s aging, this is not the case. By the age of 50, your brain will be even more functional than it was at 25. Yes, by the age of 55, your cognitive abilities may decline slightly, but this will not affect your sobriety in any way.

The main enemy in the deterioration of brain functions is called bad habits and self-hypnosis. The persistent thought that you will become stupid with age makes you believe in this judgment and stop developing.

Mental health will be stronger

According to polls, almost 95% of people aged 50 and over say that they are either satisfied with their lives or at least satisfied with it. This is attributed to the fact that with age, people begin to understand what is really valuable and what is not worth the nerves expended on it. This way of thinking leads to less stress and an improvement in the psycho-emotional state.

Reducing your stress levels will not only make you feel better but also improve the quality of your sleep. It will become less restless, albeit more sensitive, and the rhythms will come to an ideal state for your body.

Immunity will weaken

Compared to a 25-year-old man, the immunity of a 50-year-old man is slightly lower. The point is that the body will no longer produce as many infection-fighting cells as it used to. This is due to both the aging of the cells themselves and the high energy consumption of this process. As a result, by the age of 50, you are more at risk of contracting ARVI, influenza, and other diseases. In addition, the impact of external threats on the body will be more noticeable.

Your hearing will deteriorate a little

When we say a little, we mean people who have followed sound hygiene. Up to 40% of people over 50 have hearing problems. This is often associated not with natural tissue degradation processes but with the noise level we all live in. The more often you expose your hearing to loud noise, whether it’s music with headphones or work in a factory, the faster the ear tissue wears out and the harder it becomes for them to perceive sound. In addition, hearing can be affected by high blood pressure, heart problems, diabetes, and other conditions that usually start to show up at this age.

Your bones will get weaker

This does not mean that you will break your arms and legs even from a light blow, but the risk of injury will increase. The fact is that in youth, the body has time to quickly replace damaged cells with new ones, due to which the strength of bones remains at a high level. But by the age of 50, the number of destroyed cells begins to exceed the number of new ones, with which the body would have time to replace the damaged ones. In addition, by this age, the absorption of calcium, vitamin D, and other trace elements important for bone tissue decreases.

But don’t worry that by the age of 50, you will be a wreck. If you lead an active lifestyle, play sports, and consume enough vitamins and minerals, you will not notice the difference between bone strength at 25 and 50 years.

Muscles will become weaker

Alas, like other tissues, muscles by the age of 50 will already begin to weaken due to a decrease in stress, a lack of oxygen supply, and a deterioration in the absorption of trace elements. But, as in the case of bones, if you lead an active lifestyle, do strength exercises 2-3 times a week and consume a sufficient amount of trace elements, then even at this age, you can have a beautiful body with relief muscles and calmly lift the same weights as and young guys.

Joints will start to thin

We men are more prone to joint thinning than women, so we can notice the first signs of disruption in their work in the form of discomfort and squeak by the age of 50. But the fact is that the health of the joints, although it depends on age, is not the main factor in the deterioration of their condition. The main reason for aging joints is excessiveness when you are either sedentary or too active, as well as lack of nutrients and excess weight. So if you exercise in moderation, maintain correct posture, monitor your weight, consume enough water, and provide the body with the necessary amount of trace elements, there will be no problems with joints by the age of 50.

The heart will not work at full strength

Like everything else, the heart also ages with age. Given that most people move very little these days, and nutrition is poor, there is a risk that many of us by the age of 50 may already have at least one heart attack. But there is no need to be afraid of approaching this figure, even if you are now 20-30 years old. Just exercise for at least 30 minutes a day, keep your weight, cholesterol, and blood pressure within the normal range, and quit smoking, as this habit is one of the main causes of heart disease.

Hair will actively fall out

This problem, in most cases, concerns only men and is associated with many factors, primarily with hormonal levels, lifestyle, and ecology. If by this time you are not bald yet, then at least you will walk with a huge take-off area at the back of your head. We do not scare you, just know that the bald spots will be visible to everyone by this age. But with the current level of medicine and the relatively low cost of hair transplantation, hair can be restored at almost any age.

The skin will become more sensitive

Do you love to sunbathe and ignore sunscreen? We recommend that you reconsider your point of view and start using such creams at the age of 20 because under the influence of ultraviolet radiation, the skin ages quickly. And by the age of 50, it will already be so sensitive that a few minutes under the scorching sun will be enough not only to get burnt but also to leave age spots on the skin and increase the risk of cancer. So, to avoid looking like a decrepit old man with saggy skin by the age of 50, put on sunscreen 30 minutes before going outside.

Eyesight will weaken

This is because the lenses become stiffer with age and cannot change shape, as in youth, instantly switching from the far plan to the near one. To reduce this negative effect, already in your youth, regularly do exercises for the eyes and eat food rich in microelements that are good for the eyes, so that at 50 you do not have to wear huge glasses.

Note* Always consult your doctor or other qualified health care professional for any questions you may have about your health or condition. Never disregard a health care professional’s advice or delay getting it because of what you read on this website.

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