The average American begins to notice the signs of aging at this age
The average American begins to notice the signs of aging at the age of 42, but 15% have noticed that they age before the age of 35.
That’s according to a new survey of 2,000 Americans with champion representatives for Gen Z, Millennials, Gen-X and Baby Boom respondents, in which respondents believe they are at the peak of their health at age 34.
Furthermore, 46% of Gen X were unaware that they could not follow the same fitness or diet regimens they could do when they were younger until the age of 40.
As respondents begin to notice that they need to make changes to their health and wellness routines around the age of 39, 21% admit they deny their bodies aging.
Another 30% of respondents admit to denying, but have since accepted it.
Of these respondents, 61% postponed necessary routine changes for three to six years, while 29% postponed up to two years.
Conducted by OnePoll on behalf of evid ence based weight management program, Foundthe survey found that things like joint pain (39%), the onset of chronic conditions such as hypertension or diabetes (37%), slower metabolism (35%) or where respondents carry their weight (30%) are some of the main indicators that respondents believe are signs of aging.
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Overall, 36% are making changes to the types of vitamins and supplements they take, with baby boomers (41%) being the generation most likely to do so.
Two in five (40%) baby boomers are changing the type of food they eat, with 34% of Generation X doing the same.
30% of Generation Z are doing it too, despite their relatively young age.
31% of all respondents are fine-tuning what types of exercises they do as they get older.
And millennials may be ahead of aging than others, with that generation more likely to do so than any other (36%), including Gen X (31%) and baby boomers (30%).
Millennials were also the generation most likely to practice meditation or mindfulness, especially compared to baby boomers (30% vs 21%).
And while about a quarter (24%) found it difficult to make such changes, 46% thought it was an easy process.
But that doesn’t mean respondents aren’t looking for guidance, as 35% tend to rely on their GP and specialist doctors (30%).
“While aging is inevitable, making healthy lifestyle changes are preventative care measures that can help mitigate age – related issues such as weight gain and chronic conditions. Over the past 100 years we have nearly doubled our expectation. of life, so it is vital to be proactive in extending our health and span, ”said Dr. Rekha Kumar, Found Chief Medical Officer. “Programs that incorporate guidance to not only help people manage their weight, but also to improve general lifestyle habits, such as improving sleep, daily movement or mental health care, can help people to stay healthy as they age. “< /p>
Although aging may be inevitable, respondents highlighted mixed feelings about it. Nearly three in 10 (29%) admit they are stressed or anxious about aging, while some are confident (25%) about inevitability.
In fact, 41% of respondents felt ashamed or embarrassed when discussing the change in health and wellness with their primary care physician, with 47% of millennial respondents experiencing it.
Even so, 31% also say they trust their PCP more when it comes to advice on maintaining a healthy weight as they age.
Nearly two-thirds (64%) agree that they struggle with their bodies not only to not look the same, but also not to feel the same as before. .
Although 39% are satisfied with their current weight, one in five are happier between the ages of 20 and 30.
“Research has found that the stories we tell ourselves about our weight and motivation to make lifestyle changes greatly affect the success and satisfaction we have with those changes,” said Laura Garcia, Director of Clinical Design. by Found. “We are so used to focusing on what we want to get rid of and not what we want to achieve. Positive lifestyle changes give us the opportunity to feel better about our bodies now, and most importantly, allow us to continue doing what we care about in the long run. If we are motivated to extend our health and prevent the negative effects of our lifestyle on our bodies, we will be more likely to maintain these changes over the years, which is the key to sustainable weight loss and health. general. “