I think I am not as quick as I used to be. It’s probably age slowing me down. Why is that?
Numerous temporary and permanent factors including fatigue, gender, and the state of physical fitness impact our reflexes.
It is perfectly normal to have slower reflexes when you age. The main reason behind this are the physiological changes in the nerve tissue which slow down the speed of nerve impulses.
In addition to that, ageing causes the parts of our brains that coordinate motor functions to lose cells. All this results in slower reaction times and poor reflexes.
It has been pointed out by research that age breaks down neural connections in the brain, slowing down reaction time and reflexes. An interesting fact discovered by researchers is that our reactions are the fastest at the age of 24 and then start declining.
Fortunately, evolution has developed our brains in a way that you can train, drill, and exercise to improve your reflexes and reaction times.
If you want your agility back, make reaction time training a part of your daily routine.