Find out Your Biological Age (RealAge)
Everyone would like to live a long, happy and never get sick. But the time goes by, month after month, year after year, decade after decade. And looking at myself in the mirror, we notice that the skin is not as smooth, the first wrinkles appear. Your eyes are not so bright, periodically appears nagging pain in the back, legs, arms or neck.
And we kind of do not feel old. After all, I just something 29 years (36, 43, 58)! But why, then, there is a feeling of weakness and fatigue? On the other hand, you’ve probably seen many times as cheerful grandfather ran cross-country skiing, and grandma was involved in the race. And in this case it does not matter whether or not they have won. The main thing is that they have the strength, the will and pleasure of life, the desire to fight with himself, with his disease and poor health.
What is the secret? Why some per 30 years feel as in 70, and others in 70 – how in 30? And the answer, actually, lies on a surface. This is nothing more than a biological (real) age. Heard of it? No? Then you will be useful to know that the biological age – this is nothing more than a concept reflecting the degree of physical and morphological development of the person. That is, it turns out that usual (calendar) and biological age differ among themselves. It depends on many reasons. Among basic it is possible to allocate:
- Heredity (the longer lives of your close relatives – the more chances you have to age with good health)
- Way of life (than the more correct way of life you lead – the longer you will live without the disease)
- Conditions of life (nobody will argue, that a person living in the warm house will live longer homeless even with a good heredity).
Very important note: Biological age is the rate your body ages. Sometimes it may be less than your chronological age, but then again, it may be more – under certain conditions, it is easy to reduce.
It is believed that women age slower than men and live an average of 6-8 years longer. This may be due to the fact that a woman finds happiness in the family and children (at least without them, she probably would not be very happy), and a man requires implementation in a career (that today it is not easy to do).
You can not wait to find out your biological (body) age? Then take a quiz below! There are only 6 points, so a lot of the time it does not take, and you receive the information for thought.
Method of measurement of the biological age
1. Test for pulse rate
Measure the pulse before performance of exercise. Do 30 sit-ups at a rapid pace. Again, measure the pulse rate.
If it increased by:
0-10 units – your biological age of 20 years;
10-20 – 30 years
20-30 – 40 years
30-40 – 50
More than 40 units, or you were not able to do sit-ups until the end – you 60 years or older.
40 and up (if you do sat 30) – 60 or more years.
2. Test the speed of reaction
Ask someone (or take your left hand) to hold the upright an ordinary 50-centimeter school wooden ruler an end in the mark “50”, so that your outstretched hand was by 10 cm lower than the mark “0” of ruler. Then the partner (or left hand) should release the ruler. As soon as your partner lets off the ruler, try to catch the it thumb and index fingers by your right hand.
On what centimeter have caught a ruler?
If you grabbed the ruler at around 20 cm – your biological age is 20 years,
At around 25 cm – 30 years
At around 35 cm – 40 years
At around 45 cm – 60
3. Test for mobility
Bend forward (it is slightly possible to bend the legs in knees) and try by palms to touch a floor.
If you managed to put palms completely on a floor – your biological age between 20 – 30 years.
Touch the floor with your fingers – 40 years
Get your hands to shins – 50 years
Reach only to the knees – 60
4. Test the balancing
Tightly close your eyes and stand on the left or right foot. Another foot lifts at 10 cm from the floor. Begin to count: one, two, three,…, twenty, twenty-one.
If you stood:
More than 30 seconds – your biological age 20 years
20 – 29 seconds – 40 years
15 – 19 seconds – 50
Less than 10 seconds – 60 years and older
5. Test for elasticity of a skin
Pinch for 5 seconds your thumb and index finger skin on the back of one’s hand. You will notice that the skin turns white a little. Now see how long it will acquire the original form.
5 seconds – your biological age 30 years;
8 – 40 years
10 – 50
15 – 60
6. Test for flexibility of joints
Put your hands behind your back and try to interlink the fingers together from both hands in a “lock”
If you are:
Easily done it – your age 20
Only touched your fingers – you are 30 years old
If the hands only approached, but did not touch – you are 40 years
If you are not able to put hands behind his back and brought them closer together – you over 60 years.
Now add up all the results and divide the sum by 6 (that is, the number of tests). This arithmetical number will be your real age. If you are unable to perform one of the tests, divide the result by 5.
Has pleased you the received number? Or it has afflicted you? In any case it is not necessary with them to agree as with final and irreversible. Remember that biological age can be corrected. Proper diet, avoiding harmful habits and, of course, exercise, and your body will tell you thank you!