The Age You Peak At Everything

September 26, 2018

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Our lives have milestones. From getting a driver's license at 16 to ordering a beer at 21 and retiring at 65. And while ageing can seem like a scary prospect at times, many scientific studies have found that youth isn’t all it’s cracked up to be. In fact there are plenty of cases in which human beings peak well into middle and old age. So this is the peak age for just about everything in life, according to science.  To learn a new language you generally peak at age 7. Your brain processing power peaks at 18, remembering names heightens at age 22 and life satisfaction makes its first peak at 23. Muscle strength peaks at 25 while finding a partner to marry peaks at 26. Your ability to master Chess peaks at 31 while remembering faces peaks at 32. Making a Nobel-Prize winning discovery peaks at age 40 and while a women's salary peaks at 39, men have 9 more years to peak at 48. Your ability to focus reaches its zenith at age 43.  Understanding people's emotions peaks at 51 and life satisfaction re-appears to peak at 69. Your vocabulary hits the roof at age 71 with the happiness of your body peaking at 74. It turns out life really is the best classroom and we really do get wiser with age. One interesting side note about aging. In age years that end with a 9, people are most likely to make really big decisions with their life. Researchers looking at people who were 29, 39, 49, or 59 found that they were more likely to make a big life change, good or bad. They found that these “9-enders” were overrepresented in groups of people seeking to have an affair, quit smoking or drinking and people running a marathon for the first time.

SOURCE: Relatively Interesting

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