Switching to Radio 2, drinking sherry and feeding birds: The top 50 signs that you’re getting old | Mail Online

| June 18, 2013 | 0 Comments

Are you reading this in your slippers round at whatsername’s house?

Have you both got a sherry on the go and the latest episode of the Archers playing on the wireless?

If you’re nodding – and that’s hurting your neck a bit – you’re officially getting old.

Not that you lot who are listening to Radio 2 and feeding the birds should feel smug. You’re pushing on a bit too.

Over the hill? Losing touch with everyday technology (left) or forgetting people’s names (right) are said to be signs you’re getting old in research which revealed the top 50 physical and attitudinal changes we recognise as we get older

Most of us like to think we’re young, or youngish, but yesterday researchers came up with a list of 50 tell-tale signs of ageing that might make you think otherwise.

Their study found that losing head hair but gaining it elsewhere and declaring ‘It wasn’t like that when I was young’ are also an indication that your youth is firmly behind you.

Other things to look out for include taking a flask of tea on days out and falling asleep in front of the television.

Tell-tale signs: Feeling stiff and groaning when you bend over mean you’re on the dreaded path to old age according to a new survey

The report said people feel older if their understanding of technology falls by the wayside, either by struggling to use it, or losing touch with more modern inventions such as tablets or the latest digital TV options.

Fashion sense starts to go out of the window as age creeps up – as people choose clothes for comfort over style, start wearing their glasses around their neck and never leave thehouse without a coat.

The majority of the 2,000 surveyed didn’t feel there was a set age at which someone becomes ‘old’.

Changing age group: Packing a pair of slippers to stay at a friend’s house, or knowing what Opal Fruits are could mean you’re on the path to old age

In fact, eight in ten think you’re only as old as you feel, and 76 per cent intend to enjoy their youth foras long as possible.


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