Washington, August 29: In contrast to a recent study that claimed that middle age does not actually start until one is 53, an expert has asserted that being old appears to be a state of mind rather than being a specific age.
The man in question, Paul Keenan, head of communications at Benenden Health, said in a press release that people no longer see 'middle age' as a numerical milestone and don't tend to think of themselves as 'old' as they hit their fifties and beyond, the Huffington Post reported.
The signs that will help you determine if you have hit 'middle age' include, losing touch with everyday technology such as tablets and TVs and finding you have no idea what 'young people' are talking about.
Also, if you feel the need to have an afternoon nap, choose clothes and shoes for comfort rather than style or even obsess about gardening or bird feeding, then you are probably at the concerned stage.
Misplacing your glasses/bag/car keys etc., complaining about the rubbish on television these days and gasping for a cup of tea also feature in the signs. (ANI)