Getting old is not for the faint of heart, they say. It's 'old age'! Is it really?

Ever thought of neglect? As a clinician who's practiced for over 18 years, I'm seeing 19 year-olds coming in with 'old people problems' - muscle and joint aches that won't heal.  Just lay on some junk food, sleep deprivation and sodas - and you can feel as old as your Grandpa.  On the other hand, I see 40-somethings taking a hold of their lives, eat and rest better - and they feel better than they've ever in their 20's!