This is 40

Well, almost. I'm 39, and I'm starting to feel it. I've been slowly losing hair since 25 or so sure... but now it grows in my nose and my ears. My eyebrows are getting longer. I get Botox for forehead wrinkles. My legs hurt often. I think I sat too much during covid and no matter how much I move now I can't seem to reverse the damage. Sex used to take (much) longer...and now I get 24 hours of multidirectional peeing after. Oh yeah, and I became allergic to almost every food I used to enjoy about 5 years ago and it hasn't improved. How the heck do people live into their 70s or 80s? I'm going to be a disaster.


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I'm now in my late 70s

May 23, 2023 at 5:54pm

I try to get a power walk in 5 days per week, eat zero fast foods, don't drink alcohell or smoke, and try my best to follow the 'Hara Hachi Bu'principle of traditional Japanese medicine: (Translating to English) 'When eating never fill your belly more than 80% full.' And one more thing that is not supposed to be a burden. Keep moderately sexually active. It helps you sleep well and now days Western medicine confirms that is key to preventing men's prostate problems.

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May 24, 2023 at 10:31pm

Aging affects people differently for sure. Yes, you are experiencing some very obvious effects. Take extra, extra good care of yourself from now to maintain good health. It’s downhill in a bad way if you don’t. I’m middle aged and in pretty good health. But shit happens: I lost my sense of taste and smell, just like that, in 2019. My eyes get tired and vision gets blurry. Tack on 10, 20, 30 years, WTF will life be like? It’s a little scary to think of the decrepitude coming up. So do everything you can now to enhance your health: boost nutrition, eliminate toxins, sleep as much as you can, keep youth teeth and skin healthy.

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May 25, 2023 at 8:37pm

I'm now in my late 60's. Have put on 20 pounds since my fighting days but am still performing a basic martial art routine 7 days a week.

I am now at the stage in life where am literally about to fall apart.

Therefore, whatever I decide for myself is what I tend to do. I have no respect for my doctor, for example he wants to destroy my libido with anti-high blood pressure drugs, where I would prefer to drop dead from the condition and me left to try to live my life as best as I can.

I also still drink alcohol, although my hell raising days are in the past.

All the best. Try to drink lots of water which in Vancouver is super easy - just go to the train station and drink from the fountain.

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Wow, so young for these problems.

May 27, 2023 at 7:47pm

I know some things start changing around 40, but I'd very happy to be that age again! My life actually kick started for a second round in my late 40s. I was biking long distances, going to school, working, weight training and found a better career as I turned 50. But I'm 70 this year and suddenly conscious of serious aging. I wasn't before this. Things can change in a moment. Until recently, I was still walking 5-10K a day, swimming and doing a lot of outdoor labour. But then I had a major cardiac incident out of the blue. It was a shocking wake up call. I wish you didn't have to feel like you do at 40. Time is still on your side. I hope you can make the best of it.

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