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A poll of 2,000 adults found out the signs that you are getting old

A poll of 2,000 adults also found needing an afternoon nap, finding it tricky to sit cross-legged and choosing comfort over style are sure signs of a person getting on a bit.

Complaining more often, gasping for a cup of tea, liking being asked for ID, drinking sherry and never going out without a coat also make the list. Other over-the-hill warnings include preferring a night in with a board game and struggling with technology.

The study, commissioned by vitamins firm Future You, also found feeling stiff and talking about your joints a lot featured in the top signs of growing old.

A spokesman said: “It’s fascinating to see nearly half the nation considers joint pain and stiffness a sign of growing age.

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Feeling stiff and talking about your joints a lot featured in the top signs of growing old

Nearly half the nation considers joint pain and stiffness a sign of growing age

Future You spokesman

“Knees came out as one of the most common body parts giving Britons physical discomfort so it’s important you take care of yourself regardless of your age.”

The list also found switching from Radio 1 to 2, misplacing everyday items, having politically incorrect opinions and knowing your alcohol limit are also indicators of ageing.

Researchers named 41 as the age adults typically start exhibiting these signs, with 57 the point at which Britons consider themselves to be “officially old”.

Forty-seven per cent said losing their memory is their biggest worry about getting old, with 29 per cent concerned about the impact ageing will have on their fitness.

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Top of the list for signs you are getting old was forgetting peoples names

Top 40 signs that you are over the hill

1. Forgetting names

2. Losing hair

3. Moaning about ailments

4. Groaning when you bend down

5. Not knowing any songs in the Top 10

6. Misplacing your glasses/ handbag/car keys

7. Getting hairier ears, eyebrows etc.

8. Saying ‘in my day’

9. Finding it hard to sit cross-legged

10. Hating noisy pubs

11. Choosing clothes and shoes for comfort

12. Falling asleep in front of the TV

13. Thinking that policemen look young

14. Needing an afternoon nap

15. Feeling tired when you wake

16. Struggling to use technology

17. Having no idea what young people are saying

18. Having colleagues who don’t know what a cassette tape is

19. Complaining about rubbish on TV

20. Comparing illnesses with friends

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Falling asleep in front of the TV came in 12th place

21. Not knowing names of modern bands

22. Consider going on a ‘no children’ cruise

23. Knowing your alcohol limit

24. Never going out without your coat

25. Putting everyday items in the wrong place

26. Moving from Radio 1 to 2

27. Driving very slowly

28. Struggling to lose weight

29. Only using a smartphone to make calls

30. Saying, ‘I’m gasping for a cup of tea’

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Paying by cash or cheque instead of a card is a sign you are getting old

31. Spending more on anti-ageing products

32. Falling asleep after a glass of wine

33. Telling people exactly what you are thinking

34. You like being asked for ID

35. Paying by cash or cheque instead of a card

36. Being told off for politically incorrect opinions

37. Preferring a night in with a board game to a night on the town

38. Struggling to think of anything worse than going to a popular music festival

39. Joining the National Trust

40. Drinking sherry

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