The average 50 year old is living the life of someone half their age, a study commissioned by Benenden Healthcare suggests. Researchers found the typical fifty year old is more sociable, happy and active than someone in their mid to late 20s. They enjoy more nights out, meet up with more friends and travel more on weekends.
A modern 50 year old goes out twice a week, catches up with four friends and has three weekends away a year. But the typical 20-something heads out just one evening a week sees three mates and takes two short breaks. The trend has emerged as half of over 50s said their focus is on enjoying life to the full compared to three in ten 20 year olds.