How old are you? Nothing strikes more fear into the hearts
of Baby Boomers than that seemingly innocent question. Except for those
times when everyone finally stops bothering to ask, and just assumes the
worst. Like the sales clerk in the optical outlet store who just assumes
that you're looking for something in a bifocal lens.
That's it. Birthdays
aren't anything to celebrate anymore. At least until you reach the ripe old
age of 100. Then, you start bragging about your age. Like the old-timer who
takes delight in asking every stranger to "guess my age".
If you're coming
down with a bad case of Age Anxiety, here's some good news. Seventy-five
percent of human aging can be self-regulated. But what exactly does one regulate?
Granted, heredity plays a key role. But at least six lifestyle factors also