From the age of 30, our body begins to undergo different changes and some of them can be surprising. For example, even though we have more experience, our brains actually get smaller. If you have noticed that you sweat less after 30, this is also part of the aging process.
We are curious about what the experts say about the changes in our brain and body from the age of 30, and we wanted to share it with you.
Your brain gets smaller.
No, your brain does not grow with age. Actually, the opposite happens. As you age, certain parts of the brain shrink. You lose approximately 50,000 neurons a day after the age of 30. But there is no reason to panic because our brain knows how to adapt.
Brain volume has also been found to decline with age at a rate of about 5% per decade after age 40. These things affect memory, especially episodic memory.
You sweat less.
It’s good to know that women start to sweat differently with age. Some changes are related to menopause, namely hot flashes, but sweat glands (especially under the arms) have also been found to shrink with age. As a result, they are less sensitive and reduce sweat production.
You catch a cold less often.
Just remember when you were a kid. While our parents went to work and felt fine, we missed school because of a cold. Good news for us. Sneezes and coughs occur less frequently as we age.
By the time you reach middle age, you have had many illnesses and your immune response has become more expansive.
Your sense of taste gets weaker.
Your taste buds can fade with age and you may even have less interest in eating because of it. Most people lose some of their taste buds, especially after the age of 60.
That’s why older people tend to eat more foods that are high in sugar and salt. The same goes for your sense of smell.
You have less muscle mass.
One of the most pronounced effects of aging is the loss of muscle mass. As a result, we become weaker. It declines by about 3-8% per decade after age 30. This rate declines even more after age 60.
Your metabolism stabilizes.
The researchers suggest that our metabolism levels off with age and that the most critical period seems to be around 50-60 years of age. After 80 it becomes slow but finally, the stabilization process ends.
That means that our weight will not undergo important changes. We will burn fewer calories, but at the same time, when we are older, we will eat less than younger people.
What is the most beautiful thing about growing old in your opinion? What age was the happiest for you?