middle age

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middle age

n.
The time of human life between youth and old age, usually reckoned as the years between 40 and 60. Also called midlife.

middle age

An imprecise term that refers to the period of life that begins roughly at age 40 and ends at about age 64. During middle age in Western societies, many medical problems begin to increase in frequency, including degenerative arthritis, cancer, diabetes mellitus, high blood pressure, myocardial ischemia and infarction, obesity, and visual accommodative disorders.
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And just to redress the balance, the programme also highlights the positive elements of being on the losing end of a mid life crisis.
The concept of mid life is foreign to many of today's 21-year-olds, who are two decades removed from having to face that stage themselves.
Faith is excellent as a straying husband, Robertson Hay gives a good performance as a woman worried about ageing and Boxer is convincing as a man heading for a mid life crisis.

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