If you're feeling older than you are, you're not alone. A new survey says lots of people do.
A poll of 25 to 45-year-olds finds:
A whopping 64% of folks say they feel physically older than their actual age, yet 73% feel mentally younger than they actually are. That's the thing, isn't it? Yes, more than half the people agree with the phrase: “youth is wasted on the young.”
At their age now, 40% say they suffer from unidentifiable aches and pains with the average person dealing with seven of them. The five top pain areas are neck, joints, back, head and legs. Check, check, check check check, right?
So why do we feel older even though we're younger? Many say work, but it’s not necessarily because of stress, but many say it's because of workstation ergonomics, like a bad chair...
It's no surprise that moms and dads certainly start feeling older earlier, with 34% of folks saying parenting as aged them.
Exercise, stretching, eating right, meditating, and just taking some quiet time for yourself can help. Breathe deep.