Many people fear aging. People are trying harder and harder to age gracefully. There are some key things you can do as you age if you are athletic and want to age gracefully. Aging will slow down your athletic pursuit but it does not have to end it. Make sure you stay active even as you age. You can also push your boundaries, they won’t be the same as when you were twenty but they can be goals no less.
- Although different athletes in different sports tend to peak at different ages, most athletes notice a notable reduction in body ability by their late twenties, or thirties.
- For athletes catalyzed by a dynastic idea, or the need to win, aging as an athlete can be especially frustrating and challenging.
- For those athletes motivated primarily by the joy of the sport, aging can surmount it as a natural shift from external to internal goals.
“Someone’s attitude makes a huge difference in whether or not they stick with a sport or quit as they get older”