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Ages of Woman & Man

Updated: Feb 21, 2019


Ages of Woman & Man

We are, at different stages in our lives, different people.

Our values may stay the same, or indeed they may also change as life teaches us its lessons, but we adapt and grow as the years go by.

This is also true where our fitness and health is concerned. How we exercise, where we exercise, how we respond to exercise and what we eat; everything to do with our physical and mental form evolves as we change internally. When we are young our energy levels are (generally speaking) higher and our ability to metabolise what we eat and drink is also different to when we are older.

Our bodies (and our minds) need different inputs as different outputs become more important to us, depending on where we are on our own personal evolutionary scale. When we are moving into our 20s (and to a certain degree into our 30s) our physical appearance and form can be vitally important in terms of our social status, our ability to be recognised and with regard to our potential to advance in life. Concerns over energy levels tend not to feature, if at all, in our thinking, as for more of us this is an energetic and vital period of our lives.

As we move from our 30s and into our 40s our priorities change markedly. Issues of more long-term health and sustainability, together with the appearance of that dreaded word ‘maintenance’, start to feature in our thinking as our lives become more established, our metabolism changes and the first signs of natural wear and tear begin to appear. The markers of these changes are generally well known, if not entirely welcome - a slowing body clock, changing relationship to alcohol, reduced response times to exercise and recovery, gradually softening near eyesight; all of these attributes become noticeable moving through this period.