It is a fact that most people believe that when it comes to sports and athletics, there is always an ''expiration date'' related to age. But surprisingly, age is no longer a limit for athletes. The tennis legend Roger Federer, Serena Williams, the gymnast Oksana Chusovitina and the equestrian Andrew Hoy are only some of the top-tier athletes that broke the ''age'' rule that haunts every athlete. Analysts also state that in the future there will be more and more older athletes thanks to technology and science improvement.
What makes the difference is that nowadays athletes pay more attention to their wellbeing and anti-aging than in the past when most athletes just only pushed themselves for the medals and retired early. The technology and medical field improvement made the screening and the intervention easier and the rehabilitation more effective than ever. The basis for a successive athletic career is to have a healthy body without suffering from injuries but athletes also aim to the general wellness. Wellness means having a normal life outside of the field, being mentally and physically healthy and this is the key to prolonged athletic careers.
Nowadays, athletes aim also to the anti-aging of their bodies. Aging comes naturally and you can't really press the freeze time button but what they can prevent is the consequences of aging that may not help them continue their career as they put some limits to their body. The fact that their body is used to the pressure is encouraging and supports the anti-aging procedure. When athletes age, it is a lot easier to get injured, suffer from muscle pain and it is more difficult to heal from injuries. What they can do to secure body wellness is to use supplements like collagen. Studies have shown that liquid collagen is superior to any other type and supports joint, bone, and muscle health. Collagen is the most abundant protein in the body and makes up most of the joints, but after a certain age, it starts to decline and may lead to joint, muscle, and bone problems. Oral collagen appears to be safe and effective when dealing with osteoporosis, osteoarthritis, general joint pain, inflammation and supports women's health, especially after menopause.
In conclusion, top-tier athletes have longer careers nowadays because they care more about wellness and the prevention of natural aging. Having a successive career is of course their purpose but the way they support themselves through their career has now changed. Mental and physical health is the key that will break the age limit.