People talk about the biological clock ticking and it's at the age of 35 that fertility
in women starts to decline. Recent research has confirmed that men's fertility
also starts to drop from the age of 35. Keep your diet
healthy, cut down on booze and if you smoke, quit!
It's in your 30s that you'll start to notice the first signs of ageing - you might see the odd line or wrinkle and a few brown marks, also known as sun spots or skin pigmentation.
It's true that you are what you eat and that what you put into your body can be seen on the outside. Generally speaking people who drink lots of water
and eat lots of fresh fruit and veg have less lines and plumper, more glowing skin.
How you treat your skin can also make a difference. Moisturise every day and use an exfoliating scrub at least once a week on your face and body. Toning exercise such as yoga can help and diet is important too - try our brilliant skin diet
for a youthful glow!
Look after you liver! You might've been able to drink lots of alcohol when you were in your 20s but after the age of 30 your liver starts to deteriorate - although it's very, very gradual. Long-term damage might not be noticable until you're in your 50s or 60s but it's in your 30s when you have a chance to slow the natural ageing process of the liver. It's a good time to find out what the recommended daily allowance for alcohol is and to stick to it.
Perhaps the appeal of a toyboy is because women in their 30s have a sexual peak that's similar to a boy of 18 or 19. Ensure your sexual health is good with regular check-ups.
Struggling to lose weight?
Muscle mass starts to become weaker and metabolism starts to slow down for the first time, from around the age of 35. So, if you want to lose weight and hold off the middle-aged spread, diet
is the only way.
You might notice your first grey hairs in your 30s and by the time you're in your 50s you're likely to be completely grey - thank goodness for hair dye! You may also notice that your hair has started to thin or in rarer cases, started to fall out. This is nothing to worry about and there are treatments. If you are worried see your GP and ask for an iron test as iron deficiency is often the cause. Stress is also a major factor, so it's worth looking at your lifestyle too.