If somebody was to ask you for your age, you would automatically think of the year you were born. And you would be forgiven for thinking that. After all, that’s the way the great majority of people determine their age.
But what if I was to tell you that your real age is actually different to that?
Each one of us has a birthday, but we also have a body age. And the good thing about body age is that we have quite a bit of control over what age it is.
It boils down to our lifestyle!
In determining your true body age, assessments take into consideration how many hours a day you sleep, whether you ride a motorbike to work, if you wear a seatbelt when you are in a car, if you ever drink drive or travel with somebody who does, how many hours per week you exercise, what sort of diet you have, if you grew up in a nuclear family or broken home, if you have a lot of family support, if you are married or single, etc.
All of these things are taken into consideration when it comes to determing your true body age.
Our true body age takes into account the following main areas:
- Physical fitness;
- Health; and
How to find out your true body age
There are plenty of tests you can take online that will reveal to you your true body age. I’ve had the pleasure of investigating quite a few of them, and the one I recommend is found at http://realage.com. The test will probably take you around 20 minutes or so to do from memory, and it will give you a fairly good, indicative body age.
Just answer the questions and submit your answers for the revelation of your body age.
What if I get a disappointing result?
Don’t worry! Many people get a result that indicates their true body age to be older than their real birthday age. That’s because so many people need to improve their lifestyles. They need to improve their diet, lift their physical fitness, address health issues and do things to improve their overall wellbeing.
And the thing is, doing this isn’t really that hard at all. You have so much more control over your true body age, than you do over your birthday age. After all, you cannot change the date and year you were born.
Age really is a lifestyle thing at the end of the day. And by making improvements to your lifestyle, you really can increase your longevity and hang round a lot longer!