Dodgy leather jackets, flash cars and younger women are long gone – the modern signs of a midlife crisis are running a marathon, heading to a festival and considering a tattoo, a survey revealed.
Researchers found other recent signs of men reaching that pivotal point include thinking about a change in career, moisturising and drinking a daily probiotic drink.
The poll of 2,000 adults found that taking part in extreme sports and investing in high-tech gadgets were also indicators of a midlife crisis.
The study commissioned by Jeep, sponsors of Tough Mudder, revealed a third of respondents felt the stereotypical image of a midlife crisis was completely out dated.
A quarter felt the term was just a cliche, although 56 per cent of men are likely to undergo a "lifestyle overhaul" when hitting their mid-forties the poll found.