Flashcards in Physical Development In Adulthood Deck (4):
What are the physical characteristics in EARLY ADULTHOOD ?
Reach full height and strength.
Have developed sexual characteristics & able to reproduce.
Women are at their most fertile.
What are the physical characteristics in MIDDLE ADULTHOOD ?
Begin to show signs of ageing -grey hair.
Begin to lose muscle tone & strength.
Body shape may change with an increase in weight.
Men may notice hair loss.
For women menstruation ends, no longer able to have children.
What are the physical characteristics in LATER ADULTHOOD ?
ageing process continues with further strength & muscle loss.
Mobility and dexterity become more difficult.
May experience some loss of hearing & sight.