The World Health Organization (WHO) describes “middle age” as the time period between 45 and 59. So are we young at 44 and middle aged at 46, are we middle aged at 58 and suddenly old at 60 !?
I prefer to describe middle age as 45 to 65 ( I also reserve the right to change these limits in 5 years )
The truth is there are no clear cut limits but this era is undoubtably a period of change and transition.
“Middle Age is a period of transition between youth and old age”
I will attempt to convince you that, despite all the changes that occur, middle age is the best time of your life. This is a time where you have matured as a person and become wiser. Your parenting responsibilities have eased and you now have more time to fulfill your passions. You are still young and healthy and there is nothing to stop you from being the person that you want to be. A friend of mine calls middle age the “second act”.Indeed these are the best and most exciting times of your epic story.
Middle age is unfortunately the times where we start to experience some of the illnesses that our parents once had. Chronic diseases like arthritis, diabetes, hypertension, heart disease and cancer are a threat to most of us.
In this series of articles we are going to adress some of the problems of middle age and the secrets to staying healthy and young.