At 56 I am feeling the best I can ever remember feeling in the whole of my life, and, each day continues to be greater than the one before. Impossible you may say! And if we take common parlance in daily life - it does buck the trend. There are many things I hear people say about ageing such as:
"It's all a downward spiral from here on"
"It's because we are getting older", or . . . . .