6 Life Peaks After 50
Youâ€™re never too old to excel
En espaĂ±olÂ | Weâ€™ve all heard about how people get wiser as they age. And now studies prove that point and highlight specific areas where we excel as we grow older.
While youthfulness may give us more muscle strength and bone mass, a wealth of scientific studies and surveysÂ reported by Business InsiderÂ found six areas where people 50 and over actually perform better.
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Arithmetic skillsÂ are the strongest in your 50s. From counting to solving math problems and fractions, the peak age for this ability is, on average, 50 years old.Â Â
Also, maybe itâ€™s no coincidence that young people gravitate to their parents for advice, even after becoming adults. Parents, and anyone else around ageÂ 51,Â tend toÂ understand peopleâ€™s emotions best.Â Â Â
Life is good, even at 69 years old.Â Studies find you peak inÂ life satisfactionÂ for a second time at this age. Happiness tends to go in waves. The first time a person typically reaches this peak is at 23. Â
Maybe you should consider public speaking orÂ writingÂ a book at ageÂ 71,Â because thatâ€™s about when a personâ€™sÂ vocabularyÂ peaks.Â Â
As you age, you may find itâ€™s easier to get ready, and youâ€™re more comfortable with yourself. Age 74 is whereÂ happiness with your bodyÂ peaks. A Gallup survey found that two-thirds of Americans over 65 said they always like the way they look.Â
One of the last peaks in life comes around ageÂ 82,Â when yourÂ psychological well-beingÂ reaches its max. Studies suggest that social, psychologicalÂ and physical factors contribute to an individualâ€™sÂ psychological well-being,Â contentmentÂ and happiness.
Despite all the above, there are times when, yes, youth has advantages.Â The same studies found itâ€™s easiest for a 7-year-old to learn a new language, a 28-year-old to run a marathon and a 31-year-old to play chess.
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