Telltale signs that you are getting older

It's amazing at times the things that you learn in life. Here's something else I learned from listening to a morning radio show on my drive to work. I heard a story about a list of a dozen tell tale signs that you just might be getting a little bit older in life. These tell tale signs apply to just about all of the age groups in life, and it doesn't matter if you are getting ready to enter your 20's, 30's, 40's or some other age category.

As you are aging gracefully sometimes you don't realize that you are getting older. On the other hand some folks act as though that they can get away with anything they choose when they realize that they are getting older in life, and take advantage of this point in their lives. This can really apply to certain little old ladies, such as Betty White, but that's another whole story down the road for the Hub Pages. Now onto that list of signs of getting older.

12 Signs that you are getting older -

1. You have to clear your throat much more often then before.

2. You gain approximately two to three more pounds every year.

3. You start first thinking things out more often before you just jump right in, and act on those things.

4. Your teeth continue to grow longer as you get older.

5. Your octave level in your voice changes with age.

6. Migraine headaches aren't as severe as they once were as you get older, which is a good thing. I have a co-worker who is really excited to hear about this prospect as they get older.

7. You tend to get wiser in life as you go through more life experiences, which is another good thing.

8. You wake up more frequently throughout the nighttime hours. Sometimes it seems like every two hours on the dot.

9. The importance, and priority of certain issues in your life change as you get older and up in the years.

10. Your hands, feet, and nails continue to grow as you get older.

11. With a little bit of age under your belt you start to slow down some in your movement, and you are not quite as fast and quick as you once use to be.

12. Your personnel views on certain things in life change, and you start seeing things differently then you use to as you get older.

Now of coarse there are many other tell tale signs for when a person is getting older, however with some of those signs it's better not to put them in print. Some others I'm sure that the Hub Pages would frown upon, and wouldn't let be published here, or even consider for publishing. So I chose some of the nicer signs of aging to write about in this hub. I hope that you both enjoyed, and learned a little something while you were here. :)

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Sparklea 3 years ago from Upstate New York

TheHoleStory: Voted up, useful and interesting.

What a coincidence that just YESTERDAY I was talking to someone about the "Happy Birthday" song and I was wondering where it originated from? And here you are, answering that question. Who would have thought?

While I agree with all you have written above, my personal opinion is that, in many cases, one can choose how to age.

I believe the greatest tragedy with aging is inactivity. A family friend who helped raise me as a child...she was in her 30's...was in my daily life until her death at age 94. In her late 60's she decided she was 'old' and she put on the brakes. By the time she died her leg muscles were so atrophied from her sitting in a chair at home for years...going to the drive up window at a bank, instead of walking inside...walking as minimally as possible...that when she got ill and finally ended up in the hospital, she could not stand up. At that moment, even though I had gone on walks for years, I became extremely diligent about it.

Along with your statement about gaining 2 to 3 pounds every year - I have found one can stabilize his/her weight with no snacking in between meals and walking every day.

All this being said, I loved this hub and I believe it will be very beneficial to all who read it.

I especially loved the last one about views changing...you are right, the majors appear to be minor now...and one seems to appreciate life much better. Blessings, Sparklea :)


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Imogen French 3 years ago from Southwest England

Yes, we are all getting older, I guess - I think it's in your forties that it starts to show. My most recent sign is that my eyesight has got bad enough to warrant having to get reading glasses, and slowing down, aches and pains and weight gain are definitely noticeable too.

Interesting hub, and an enjoyable read (despite being reminded that I am getting older, lol!)


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MizBejabbers 3 years ago

Holestory, Betty White CAN get away with anything she wants! I notice that you didn’t mention Sher. LOL

For what it’s worth, I’m glad my tiny little feet are growing and that I’ve gotten over my migraines with age, but not for the extra pounds that we tend to pack away.

I heard someone say recently that they weren’t sure that growing old was better than the alternative. Voted up.


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PaisleeGal 3 years ago from Memphis, Tennessee, USA

Getting older is the one thing EVERYONE has in common. It is happening to all of us each day. It is life. Embrace it!

I may be getting older but I refuse to Grow Up!

Good hub !!


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Francesca27 3 years ago from Hub Page

Interesting Hub. Glad I hopped by.


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catgypsy 3 years ago from the South

Hahaha...yes, I've noticed several of those! Some of them surprised me...very interesting hub!


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vkwok 3 years ago from Hawaii

Interesting hub. I should look out for those signs.


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teaches12345 3 years ago

I have noticed a few of these things on the list happening, but not a concern as I am counting on making the best of it. You have a list that is right on the mark for many of us.


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cheeluarv 2 years ago from INDIA

Very interesting hub with valid facts. One more sign I experience is memory lapse. I remember something to do, like take out a book from the shelf for some purpose,or items from fridge ,but after reaching the spot I forget what for I have come there. So I have to go back to the place from where I have got that thought to remember it .Its so funny but it happens to me sometimes.


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koconutzzz 2 years ago from oakland,CA

i just learned something about myself. im getting older...


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Elsie Hagley 2 years ago from New Zealand

I enjoyed this hub very much. I'm in my seventies and agree with all of them except Number 2. I'm losing weight now only 49 kgs, I not sure what that is in pounds most likely about 7 1/2 stone.Height 5ft 2 in, I'm eating more trying to put a little weight on but still losing it. Mind you I have never been over weight all my life, Im a very active person, working on a farm and still doing a lot of manual work. Sorry for the rant, but I feel a little better about it now. Happy days writing.


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Pamela Bush 2 years ago from Alberta, Canada

Pleased to meet you TheHoleStory;

You have a very unique writing style - I sense a little humor in your voice - which makes reading a pleasure. Great work!


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Say Yes To Life 19 months ago from Big Island of Hawaii

I've noticed the older I get, the clearer my thinking becomes. I can look back on my life and figure out where I could have made better decisions. There's no sense in beating myself up over my poor choices, because I didn't have the knowledge then that I do today. Also, because of that, I am able to guide other people, so they can avoid the same pitfalls.

In that way, age is my best friend!

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