The Science Of Getting Old (INFOGRAPHIC)

Whether we like it or not, we don’t stay young forever. As we get older, we get wrinkly, our hair turns gray and eventually white, we can’t see as good as before, and our memory declines. But why do we age? And how this aging process really happens?

Why do we age?

This is a question that people ask themselves all the time, and that’s why scientists decided to look into it. As we age, cells start deteriorating instead of regenerating and replicating themselves like before. Known as senescence, the process of aging begins right after we stop maturing.

The obsession of staying young

Everyone wants to stay young and live forever. Many people resort to plastic surgery, botox injections, anti-aging creams, etc. People even try to keep their minds sharp with online brain training like Lumosity. They color their gray hair and wear contacts to avoid showing to others that they need glasses.

Eventually, we can’t avoid the inevitable, and we have to face the facts. Getting old can’t be stopped. Yes, it can be slowed down, but we have to work at it. Eating healthy, getting plenty of sleep and exercising are some of the things that we have to do.

The science of getting old explained

Even though we can’t beat the aging process, it could be interesting to understand it. The infographic below, created by Best MSW Programs, will explain at length how our bodies age. Here is what you will learn:

  • Why do we age?
  • Why hair turns gray
  • Why skin wrinkles
  • Why we forget
  • Why we get shorter
  • Why we can’t see as well

So if you want to learn everything about aging, this infographic has everything in it to satisfy your curiosity. We can’t stop it, but we at least can understand it.

Click on infographic to enlarge

The Science of Aging
Source: BestMSWPrograms.com

Over to you

Are you afraid of getting old? Would you want to stay young forever? What do you think about the science of aging? Do you understand the process a little better now that you have read this infographic? Please share your thoughts with us in the comment box below!

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  1. This is a great infographic Nataly. I’m not afraid of growing old to an extent, but I don’t want to get so old that I can’t function and need to rely on someone else to take care of me. I am trying to grow old gracefully. I am more reluctant now to color my hair, allowing longer intervals in between coloring. I’m also owning up that I can’t wear the same old fashions I once to as they aren’t age appropriate. There are other things that have come into play with me maturing, some of my earlier priorities, no longer are. The other day I drove my 1989 convertible Mustang to work and realized, I’m too old for it. It’s just not “cool” anymore. I think it’s all part of the aging process, both physically, mentally, and emotionally.

    Thanks for sharing this Nat!

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    1. I am also not afraid of growing old as long as I am like you said, still able to take care of myself. Although coloring my hair is important to me, at some point I think that I would like to stop coloring it altogether and leave it gray. I love gray hair, but I’d still wait a decade or two.

      Even though I still like to dress young, I realized that I had to give up specific styles of clothing. I think that you’re right about maturing and seeing our priorities changed. I am less preoccupied with my appearance. When I was younger, I would never have gone out without makeup, but now I do it all the time.

      Thanks for reading my post, gf! Hope you had a great Monday! 🙂

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  2. Dang girl, this was a great infographic! I’ve always wondered these things, especially the grey hair and shrinking. I’m alreayd 5 ft. and they call me lil lady can you imagine how short I’ll be when I’m up there in age? LOL.

    I really hope the studies they’re conducting has a great outcome. That will save so many lives!

    Definitely passing this along! Hope you’re off to a great day!

    Cori

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    1. I was also curious about the aging process and why this happened so I very happy when I found this infographic. Girl, I am 5’5″! I am taller than you! LOL!!

      I have gray hair since the age of 27, and I have to wear my glasses all the time since I was 45. I am going to be 50 next year, so I am seriously feeling the effects of aging. That sucks! 😦

      Wouldn’t it be awesome if the research projects and trials were successful? The results would completely revolutionize the world! Imagine, cancer could be cured, and we would live longer!

      Thanks for passing this along, hun! Hope you have a great Monday! 🙂

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