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Posted By: DAC

This'll cheer you up... Well, maybe not to start off with, but when you get towards the end of the article it might just put a smile on your face and a-spring-in-your- step....
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  • Middle age begins at 35 and ends at 58
    Middle age begins in your mid-30s and ends in your late 50s, a new survey finds.
    According to a study, the average Briton believes that youth ends at 35 and old age begins at 58. In between - all 23 years - is your middle age.
    The news that 58 is "over the hill" may come as a surprise to anyone who has passed the milestone and feels they are not yet in the twilight of their lives.
    They include Prime Minister Gordon Brown and the glamorous actress Jane Seymour, who are both full of energy at 59. Kathryn Bigelow, 58, has just won an Oscar for directing the action-packed movie The Hurt Locker.
    The finding that we regard people in their fifties as getting doddery, despite the evidence that older people are living more active lives than ever, was revealed by academics from the University of Kent to a meeting of the Economic and Social Research Council, in London.

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  • There were also large differences among European countries. Youth was perceived to end earliest among the Portuguese; they said it was at 29, while in Cyprus it was 45 :D .

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Posted By: don

My Father in Law is 77 and works 12 hours a day seven days a week as a security guard, he drinks half a bottle of Scotch a day with Pepsi Max and loves it he still thinks he is a young man, he refers to retired people he sees in Tescos as old Gits who can't move and dreads the day when he gets old ? he is always in his security shirt when at home and runs to the bookies with his shirt on only even in the snow, must be the whisky keeps his blood hot. Must all be in the mind
  • DAC wrote:
    This'll cheer you up... Well, maybe not to start off with, but when you get towards the end of the article it might just put a smile on your face and a-spring-in-your- step....
      Quote:
    • Middle age begins at 35 and ends at 58
      Middle age begins in your mid-30s and ends in your late 50s, a new survey finds.
      According to a study, the average Briton believes that youth ends at 35 and old age begins at 58. In between - all 23 years - is your middle age.
      The news that 58 is "over the hill" may come as a surprise to anyone who has passed the milestone and feels they are not yet in the twilight of their lives.
      They include Prime Minister Gordon Brown and the glamorous actress Jane Seymour, who are both full of energy at 59. Kathryn Bigelow, 58, has just won an Oscar for directing the action-packed movie The Hurt Locker.
      The finding that we regard people in their fifties as getting doddery, despite the evidence that older people are living more active lives than ever, was revealed by academics from the University of Kent to a meeting of the Economic and Social Research Council, in London.

    Further on...
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    • There were also large differences among European countries. Youth was perceived to end earliest among the Portuguese; they said it was at 29, while in Cyprus it was 45 :D .

    Full Article here...


Posted By: kokkinos

gordon brown full of energy .. or is it full of s---

Posted By: Andrew Brooks

  • tootsie wrote:
    gordon brown full of energy .. or is it full of s---

Nahhhhhhhh you're mistaking him for Cameron.

Posted By: MCM Carrington

Age is a state of mind in my opinion, Dons FIL has got it right, although it helps to be healthy. I have just turned 60, almost two weeks ago, I'm retired anyway, but don't feel 60, why should I? I'm healthy apart from a couple of aches caused by Frozen shoulder, but that will go eventually, i spend lot's of time chatting with my Grandkids and their friends, and still don't listen to radio2! Kings of Leon is much more cheerie. The kids keep me up to speed with all the latest trends, and I have just had my range of childrens books accepted by an Agent in New York! The thing I see a lot of older people doing is, 'routine' I hate routine, it's a recipe for boredom, and boredom makes you a bore. I know people who have fish for tea every Thursday, go to town every Tuesday, that would drive me nuts! I don't know what I'm doing this afternoon, let alone to-morrow. Are there any retired people out there who have a 'routine'? and why?

Posted By: Deanna

MCM quite agree - can't abide 'routine'.........anyway how could I stick to one when I can't even remember what day it is LOL :D

Posted By: Steve - SJD

  • DAC wrote:

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    • There were also large differences among European countries. Youth was perceived to end earliest among the Portuguese; they said it was at 29, while in Cyprus it was 45 :D .

Ahh - another good reason to move to Cyprus then - knew I was still in my youth :wink: :D
Cheers
Steve

Posted By: LynSab

  • Steve - SJD wrote:
    • DAC wrote:

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      • There were also large differences among European countries. Youth was perceived to end earliest among the Portuguese; they said it was at 29, while in Cyprus it was 45 :D .

    Ahh - another good reason to move to Cyprus then - knew I was still in my youth :wink: :D
    Cheers
    Steve

Yes but you have to be honest to start with. lol

So IF in Cyprus you,re percieved as a 'youth' until 45 can someone please tell me in Cyprus when I,m considered past it?
Don,t anyone say tomorrow :roll:





Posted By: Steve - SJD

  • LynSab wrote:
    So IF in Cyprus you,re percieved as a 'youth' until 45 can someone please tell me in Cyprus when I,m considered past it?
    Don,t anyone say tomorrow :roll:

19th March 2010
HTH
Cheers
Steve

Posted By: Deanna

Bit of high Risk-taking there Steve? :)

Posted By: Steve - SJD

  • Deanna wrote:
    Bit of high Risk-taking there Steve? :)

LOL - feeling a bit of a devil today :twisted:
Lyn knows I love her really :lol:
Cheers
Steve

Posted By: LynSab

  • Steve - SJD wrote:
    • Deanna wrote:
      Bit of high Risk-taking there Steve? :)

    LOL - feeling a bit of a devil today :twisted:
    Lyn knows I love her really :lol:
    Cheers
    Steve

And you are creeping in case I get Julie to spill the beans :wink:

Posted By: mouse

I'm only just turned 21. :lol: :wink:

Posted By: terri

Well in that case I have plenty more youth left yet then...was worrying at first I only had a couple of years left! Thanks for sharing!


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