Monday, October 13, 2008

The Boomers were right...

As someone who deplores the saying "40 is the new 30," I must say I am dumbfounded to find out that 40 is actually the new 30.

It turns out a group of Austrian scientists say that middle age is starting later, because people are living longer. They are measuring your lifestage based on how many years you have left to live, rather than how many you have already lived.

For Americans, that means:

"Five years ago, the average American was 35.3 years old and could plan for 43.5 more years of life. By 2050, the researchers estimate it will increase to 41.7 years and 45.8 future years."

5 comments:

Ms.Shevock said...

And why oh why that photo? Arg...facelift city!

Anonymous said...

The photo was meant to show someone who is trying to be younger than they are (plastic surgery) - and failing.

-GenerationXpert

triplet mom said...

Hey, I'm just as glad. I turned 40 this year! But I feel like I just got out of school.

But seriously, what is up with that pic?

JenX67 said...

i loathe that saying too

Jennifer K said...

Is that Mickey Rourke? He used to be so attractive. Extreme plastic surgery is not your friend, kids.