I think aging is blown out of proportion

As someone who did sports when i was younger I was always lead to believe that by 30 you have deteriorated physically. Now at age 32 I realize thats a load of crap. I think you get more aches and pains if you do too much at 32, like squating heavyweight 5 days a week, but I think if you train in a smart way your performance is barely impacted by 32. I think what has more to do with it is if you sit around too much by 32 you've allowed yourself to get too out of shape and it seems harder to get back. Im curious how it will feel at age 40. Because so far I dont feel much.

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  • I'm in my 30s and I agree, physically it's no different than 20s. It's sports that's weird about it. When I was a kid even now you'll hear "he's 30 years old playing baseball it's unbelievable he's doing better than a 25 year old" it's unbelievable that they think a 25 and 30 year old are any different.

    My friends in their 40s are also not any different so it's all nonsense. I feel like maybe 50 is the very start of your body slowing down but even then if you work out I don't think it would slow down too much. My Father is in his 70s and he still goes jogging, dancing and to the gym. Not sure if age actually slows down some people at all.

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  • I'm an extremely active person. I never really noticed any real aches and pains in my thirties. I'm starting to feel it though in my forties. You should be good for a while yet.

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  • Though I'm not there yet, I agree based off of the people I know in their 30's and up. A lot of it has to do with how well you take care of yourself. I know people in their 20's who do nothing but sit around and eat junk food, and they are in far worse shape than my dad in his 60's.

    I'm not sure why the media pushes the narrative that life is pretty much over after 25 or 30, and that you pretty much become "old" and fall apart/look old/become unattractive/etc. It is completely untrue, and also incredibly ridiculous.

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  • I'm in good shape at age 33. I exercise 3-4 days a week and have way too much energy sometimes. At 20, I was an obese asshole who got tired from walking and exercising. I think I gotta work on shrinking my triceps though. At the moment they're all freakishly bigger than my biceps. Idk how that happened. XD

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