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Over 40? Here are 40 Ways Your Body is No Longer its 20-Year-Old Self

You Don’t Recover as Quickly

After the age of 40, sports injuries and pulled muscles just aren’t easy to get over anymore. This is due to a complex interaction of hormonal, biochemical, and physiological processes that are going on in the body.


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All that means that it takes more time and power to heal your muscle wounds. If you want to keep up an athletic lifestyle into middle age and beyond (as you should!), you might want to integrate a large amount of protein into your diet. And stretching. Stretching is key.

Aging impacts our mental health as well, as you’ll see in the next slide…