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Old 06-28-2009, 10:33 AM
 
Location: Charlotte, NC (in my mind)
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Default What age does a man reach his physical prime?

I have heard 18, 20, late 20s. In my opinion it is at age 22. Most guys can still pass for teenagers at their 22nd birthday but very few can at their 24th. I started noticing slight deterioration in my physical health around my 23rd birthday. While I don't feel old or bad or anything, I just don't feel as good as I used to. Whats your opinion? When does a man reach his peak and then start the long process of aging?
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Old 06-28-2009, 12:27 PM
 
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When my husband turned 40, he started acting like he was 80! Age is a state of mind. If you feel young, you will more than likely act accordingly. If you feel like an old man, you and others will see you as old. It's more fun thinking I am 25, especially since my baby is 38. I just refuse to feel old. Exercise helps!
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Old 06-28-2009, 12:56 PM
 
Location: USA
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If you don't do anything it starts around mid 20s. If you are always in shape, like my friends grandfather, there is no physical prime beyond the joints.
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Old 06-28-2009, 12:59 PM
 
Location: Santa Cruz, CA
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When my husband turned 40, he started acting like he was 80! Age is a state of mind. If you feel young, you will more than likely act accordingly. If you feel like an old man, you and others will see you as old. It's more fun thinking I am 25, especially since my baby is 38. I just refuse to feel old. Exercise helps!
that's very true.
to be caught up / influenced by the consensus reality on aging is a mistake especially since our thoughts so greatly effect our body.
to the o.p. .... this is actually a good time (since you're still relatively young) to begin employing some good practices regarding your health.
taking care of your body (without being obsessed) now and into the future will improve your chances of aging well.
pay attention to your diet, get exercise in a way that's enjoyable, learn how not to stress, learn how to be happy and balanced in your life, etc., etc..
happy trails into your future
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Old 06-28-2009, 01:11 PM
 
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Phyically science I have read says about 18-19 years of age. By the mid 20's there is a noticable effect. i certainyl saw this when in the service.
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Old 06-28-2009, 01:12 PM
 
Location: Florida
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I agree with the others! Take care of your health and it will keep you feeling as young as you want to be! A little maturity never hurt anyone and none of us wants to be a teenager forever. Sure you're going to age, but you shouldn't really be feeling it at 23 unless there's a big reason.

I didn't start feeling it until I was 50, but I decided that at 50 I was liberated enough to do pretty much what I want unless something totally unforeseen happened. My mind stayed open to new things and fortunately I stayed relatively healthy. Now I'm 61, recently started getting back on the treadmill again, walk a lot, watch my diet more carefully, and I feel better than I did 5 years ago.

If you insist upon feeling older, you can always go out with older women! They might keep you young!
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Old 06-28-2009, 01:51 PM
 
Location: Santa Cruz, CA
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If you insist upon feeling older, you can always go out with older women! They might keep you young!
yeah!!!
20's is a bit too young but give me a call when you reach your mid-30's.
that's when men get really yummy ... imo.
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Old 06-28-2009, 03:45 PM
 
Location: Kentucky/ Displaced Texan
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Well I'm 24 and have gray hair. Of course I attribute that to having a wife and 19 month old daughter.
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Old 06-28-2009, 05:27 PM
 
Location: Florida
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Seriously, I've never heard of when a man reaches his "physical peak" but I've read that they actually reach their sexual peak at 18. And women reach their peak at 34. We have this age thing all backwards!

Oh, Packer...men who have grey hair only look distinguished. Women ....well, that's why Loreal does so well! Even in this economy!
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Old 06-28-2009, 11:01 PM
 
Location: SE Florida
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My older friend claims to still be a stud at 61...hahahaha Great guy and although I am not that old and distingused as he is my wife says I was bettah at 40ish....We are both wounded veterans but in different wars.... I was always a body builder and took pride in what I ate, how I feel, what makes me feel great and my education was and still is very important. It kinda is a mind thang to me so I believe we are as young as we feel.......The heck with physically fit because I believe most men try their best to please themselves and their woman/women. hahahahaa
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