Aging has many undesirable side-effects that most people around the world fear about. It is no wonder that everyone hates getting old. Various researches and stats reveal that young men and women both fear from the problems caused by aging. There are many aspects of aging that worry men the most. Five of them are enlisted below:
Without a question, it can be clearly understood that men are much more worried about performing sexually than women. 89% of men think that impotence is their biggest aging fear. Aging, of course affects their performance as things don’t work out like before. In such cases, men usually start feeling embarrassed and tend to humiliate themselves. Even the availability of medications and health treatments couldn’t lower this biggest fear of men. According to a survey conducted by men’s magazine, it is the prospect of impotence that fears men most instead of death or cancer.
The best way to fight with this fear is get regular check-ups for cholesterol and erectile dysfunction. In this manner, you can keep a check on your health and stamina thereby maintaining a healthy sexual life.
For men, it is the physical power and strength that counts more than knowledge. It is directly linked with their manhood. And when this strength starts to slide at older age, most of the men find it very hard to accept the truth. Loss of physical strength not only adds to their overall loss but also make them question themselves. Every 9 men out of 10 feel that getting weaker is the dreariest one amongst all fears of aging. The best possible way of fighting this fear and maintaining your strength is changing your health habits and making strength training a part of your routine.
Being irrelevant after retirement
The prospect of Retirement causes enormous anxiety and a sense of getting invisible is the third thing that bugs men of mid-age. This is because it is how all men would like to define themselves, by the work they do. At retirement age, your opinion gets less solicited and more indiscernible. The result of this: huge ego blow. As compared to men, women find it much easy to fill the gap created by their retirement.
Use latest technology gadgets to stay updated and get involved in current activities. Avoid getting sidelined by remaining active in your field through modern technology. Try discovering new motive and giving new meaning to your life after retirement.
What most men feel at old age is, once they lose independence they are no longer capable of doing any work on their own. Becoming dependent on other people for meeting the basic needs fears them the most. Loosing wheels (driving license) or the freedom to drive is yet another fear that men possess. What type of car a man drives reflects his identity and the prospect of giving it up all at old age drives men crazy.
Cognitive impairment and loss of mind is another thing that most men fear of. Although, not all men have this condition yet everyone has the fear of getting diagnosed with early dementia or Alzheimer’s.