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October 04, 2015 at 11:37am
The American Physical Therapy Association conducted a survey of over 1,000 adults in the U.S. and found both optimistic and negative views on aging. On one hand, around three in five of those surveyed felt they'd be able to live independently in their 80s and that they'd be able to do the same sort of physical activities they do now, in their retirement years.
But on the other hand, around half also believed they will experience age-related loss of strength and flexibility.
The APTA says the survey also showed some confusion as to when respondents would start to feel the effects of time on their bodies. Younger people said they thought the symptoms of aging would begin in their 40s and 50s, while the majority of respondents thought they'd notice changes in their 60s.