10 Most Common Misconceptions About Ageing (PICTURES)

19/10/2012 12:44 BST | Updated 26/10/2012 12:23 BST

While growing older can certainly be challenging to our health, reports about dementia, cancer and failing joints can make the prospect seem overly miserable.

With a robust diet and levels of exercise that keep your heart happy, there's every chance we can all live long, happy and healthy lives.

So while 20-somethings stress and strain about the state of their lives, here are 10 reasons to enjoy being older and wiser.

10 Misconceptions About Aging