Feeling older everyday...

@laydee (12814)
Philippines
July 25, 2015 8:32am CST
I know I'm not that 'old" yet but have been talking with my colleagues about it. It seemed that the stories of our parents and grandparents on their complaints about their bodies are happening to us. A colleague of mine told me that he can no longer take air from the electric fan to his back side while sleeping because it causes him to feel sore with backaches in the morning. Similarly, another friend said that she needs to wear thicker clothes or coats while inside the office (because we cannot adjust the coolness of the airconditioner) because she felt all the aches on her body whenever she goes home after work. Me? I also notice that one when my legs are exposed to cold air, I get leg pains at night! Seems we can no longer control age and it's surprises! Whew! Time to watch our health! Any thoughts on the matter?
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@owlwings (39383)
• Cambridge, England
25 Jul 15
I am more than twice your age but I feel in my heart about the same age as you. My grandmother, when she was 90, told me that she still felt a girl of 18. I found that difficult to comprehend and I have pondered on that often. Now that I am getting to be that old, I'm beginning to understand what she meant. Yes, the body doesn't let us do what we used to find easy, but I do look back and remember that, 5 years ago, I had a major operation, yet I was up and about fully a week before the doctors said I was expected to be (and I've had no signs of cancer since) so there's life in the old dog yet! I too, get jumpy legs and, sometimes, cramps at night. I think that cramps can be avoided by keeping the salts, sugars and fluids in balance and by making sure that you have enough exercise.
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@allknowing (66553)
• India
26 Jul 15
Cramps can be avoided if we have enough fluids as you have rightly pointed out.
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• United States
26 Jul 15
I am glad to hear that you are cancer-free, my friend!
• Philippines
26 Jul 15
@owlwings yes i remember, can't believe 5 yrs has passed. did you make any lifestyle changes?
@GardenGerty (100376)
• United States
25 Jul 15
The cold air making you hurt is not really old age. Our bodies are not designed to be kept as cold as we keep our buildings. True, the computers need it, but we do not. I have fibromyalgia and it is the same, cold makes me hurt, but it has for years. As @owlwings says, keeping your electrolytes balanced helps. Fruit juices and milk give you things like potassium and magnesium and calcium to help those legs not ache so much.
@allknowing (66553)
• India
26 Jul 15
Good to see you here . Age does affect our physique in more ways than one. Our organs do not function the way they did when we were young. But with right supplements a lot of what age does to us can be contained. Having said that our minds do not age. It is only thinking does it.
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• United States
26 Jul 15
It is true that if we use our minds on a regular basis, then they will stay just as sharp as they have always been. In fact, they get better the more we use them (unless of course we have some disease that interferes with that), so that is one way that we can all get better with age.
• United States
26 Jul 15
Maybe I am just lucky but (knock on wood) I am not experiencing any of the signs of age that have been mentioned here. In fact, I feel better physically today than I did seven or eight years ago. I know that eventually age will catch up with me as it does with everybody, but I plan on out-running it for a couple more decades at least!
• Philippines
26 Jul 15
@purplealabaster maybe because you have a healthy lifestyle?
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• United States
26 Jul 15
@hereandthere You might be right about the lifestyle. I do not believe in diets, but I do try to eat healthy while still enjoying the not-so-healthy goodies as well ... everything in moderation. I also am very active, and I think that is a very important part of having a healthy body and mind. My parents were always active (they still are quite active for their age), and they never showed their age, either.
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• United States
26 Jul 15
I can no longer lie on my stomach and type on my laptop. I get....stuck. haha Can't seem to move once I'm in that position for too long....lower back pain. This is new. Or should I say, this is OLD.
@hereandthere (31869)
• Philippines
26 Jul 15
@laydee i met some college friends after many years. the oldest among was actually the healthiest and attributes it to exercise and supplements