Beautiful young people are accidents of nature, but beautiful old people are works of art. Aging is not lost youth but a new stage of opportunity and strength. Aging is not synonymous with disease. Ageing in humans refers to a multidimensional process of physical, psychological, and social change.
In the 1970s, the American Medical Association's Committee on Aging concluded a 10-year study by declaring that it had not found a single physical or mental condition that could be directly attributed to the passage of time. Stress- and diet-related conditions such as high blood pressure, heart disease, arthritis, osteoporosis, loss of muscle strength, reduction in motor fitness (i.e., balance, flexibility, agility, power and reaction time), reduction in respiratory reserves (breathing capacity), constipation and diseases associated with elimination, diabetes, sleep disorders and depression are experienced by young and old alike.
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