There’s a New Number For ‘Middle Aged’
We talk a lot on the KTDY morning show about age and since Deb and I are now at the age we used to think was OLD, I decided to research the new number for 'Middle Aged'.
The experts say, just because you wake up with a sore back, can no longer touch your toes or have gray hair, doesn't mean you are old.
A doctor by the name of Sergei Scherbov runs an institute in Austria that studies aging. He states 'Middle Aged' lasts a lot longer than we think. 'Middle Aged' is not a day, a month or even a year. It's an expanded amount of time.
Doctor Scherbov says, "Two hundred years ago, a 60-year-old would be a very old person. Someone who is 60 today, I would argue is middle aged." He says you crossover to the 'Old' category when you have 15 years of life left. By today's standards, a person becomes 'OLD' when they turn 74.
[Via: The Telegraph]