FORGETTING people’s names, groaning when you bend down and falling asleep in front of the TV are among the signs you’re getting old, according to a new study.
A poll of 2,000 adults also found needing an afternoon nap, finding it tricky to sit cross-legged and choosing comfort over style are indicators you’re getting on a bit.
Falling asleep after drinking or while watching TV.
Complaining more often, declaring you’re “gasping” for a cup of tea and feeling flattered when you get asked for ID when visiting a bar also made the list.
Other warnings you’re over the hill include preferring a night in with a board game, knowing your alcohol limit and struggling with technology.
From forgetfulness to joint pain.. the top 25 signs you’re getting old
- Forgetting people’s names
- Losing hair
- Feeling stiff
- Talking a lot about your joints/ailments
- Groaning when you bend down
- Not knowing any songs in the top ten
- Misplacing your glasses/ bag/ car keys etc
- Getting more hairy – ears, eyebrows, nose, face etc.
- Avoid lifting heavy things due to back concerns
- Saying ‘in my day’
- Finding it tricky to sit cross-legged on the floor
- Hating noisy pubs
- Choosing clothes and shoes for comfort rather than style
- Falling asleep in front of the TV every night
- Thinking policemen/teachers/doctors look really young
- Falling ill more often
- Saying “it wasn’t like that when I was young”
- Complaining about more things
- Needing an afternoon nap
- Feeling tired the moment you wake up
- Struggling to use technology
- Finding you have no idea what ‘young people’ are talking about
- Having colleagues who are so young they don’t know what a cassette tape is
- Losing touch with everyday technology such as tablets and TVs
- Complaining about the rubbish on television these days