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Vital Stats: Ages 40 to 50

Before you have that mid-life crisis, read a few of these comforting stats.—Erin Beresini (Thomas Senf/Red Bull Content Poo)
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A Generation by the Numbers

Before you have that mid-life crisis, read a few of these comforting stats.—Erin Beresini


Average age of the actors who played James Bond.

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Average age of the actresses chased by James Bond.

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Average age of Lamborghini buyers. There are better things o help you spend your way out of a midlife crisis—Like a $60,000 go-anywhere RV, a handcrafted bamboo fly rod.

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(Courtesy of Lamborghini)


Percentage of 40-to-59-year-olds who have high cholesterol. Your body’s ability to break down fatty substances is decreasing, resulting in increased risk of heart attack, stroke, and even dementia. A good defense: 1.5 cups of oatmeal daily reduces cholesterol by preventing its absorption.

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The estimated hours soccer parents commit to their kids’ games and practices each year. Hampton Sides has a different idea for spending time with his kids.

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The average monthly cost of a gym membership. while fortysomethings have more memberships than any other age group, roughly 67 percent of them never use it. don’t be one of them. Better yet, get outside.

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Russian daredevil Valery Rozov's age when he BASE-jumped from Mount Everest in May. Get your feats of adrenaline in now—risk acceptance and competitive drive start decreasing at 50.

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(Thomas Senf/Red Bull Content Poo)

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