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Clinical Nutrition For Dummies by Michael Rovito

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Chapter 17

Making Sense of Middle Age

In This Chapter

arrow Understanding how your body changes as it ages

arrow Limiting the effects of aging through proper nutrition

arrow Mastering middle age

You're only as young as you feel, right? Well, for people in the their 20s, youth is as much a physical property as it is a mindset. Face it, you're still young. You still have loads of energy, your abs are still tight, your skin is still firm, your hair hasn't begun to gray . . . you get the picture.

And then a funny thing happens. Starting in your middle to late 20s and continuing into your early 30s, you begin to see and feel the effects of aging, and there is nothing you can do about it. You're going to get older, and as you do, your body is going to change.

But that's life. It happens to everyone. And that's what I cover in this chapter. Read on to gain knowledge about, make sense of, and hopefully come to terms with how your body will change as you move from young adulthood into middle age.

Coming to Grips with Your Changing Body

In your 20s, you're in the proverbial prime of your life. You rule your world. You spend 10 to 15 hours a week at the gym. You stay up late and perhaps wake up even later. ...

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