You know Your Birth Date, But Do You Know Your Real Age?
If I ask you one question, What’s your age? It is most likely your answer will be based on the calculations of your birth date. But do you know we all have two Ages, Your Real Age, and your Body Age.
While everyone knows their birth date but a body has the tendency to look and function significantly younger or older person depending on your physical condition, lifestyle and your thought process.
Yes, you can say that your chronological age is most likely to be different from your biological age. While there is no scientifically proven way to calculate your biological age. We have collected some different techniques which can help you to get some sense of where you stand. All these techniques are based on your conditioning, body composition, and lifestyle to determine whether you are living a healthy, more youthful life or beyond your years.
Method #01- Body Measurement
Steps to Follow:
- Take your Hip and Waist Measurement (in Centimeters)
- Find your Body Mass Index by Dividing your Hip measurement by your Waist measurement. Hip (Cm)/Waist (Cm)= BMI
- If your result is less than 0.81, add four years to your real age.
Method #02- Checking Pulse Rate
Steps to Follow:
To check your pulse you can use your thumb or first two fingers of your another hand. Hold the position for 1-0 seconds and Count the number of beats. Note down the number of beats and then multiply the number with 6
For eg: Number of beats (In 10 Sec) X 6= Output. Now based on your output follow the below mentioned steps.
- If the output is between 54-59 then subtract four years from your age. (Your age- 4)
- If the output is between 60-64 then subtract two years. (Your age- 2)
- If the output is between 65-72 then add one year. (Your age + 1)
- If the output is between 73-76 then add two years. (Your age + 2)
Method #03- Check Your Flexibility
If you are out of shape or you are spending some time towards your fitness, then the chances are high that you might not be as flexible as you were a few years back. So this tets is all about to test your flexibility.
Steps to Follow:
- Sit on the floor keep your back straight.
- Keep your legs together, and arms should be out in front of you at shoulder level apart.
- You have to mark on the floor the point directly below your fingertips beside your legs.
- Now to try to slowly reach forward and as you lean forward, keep your legs straight.
- Now mark on the ground where your fingertips reach.
- And now its time to measure the distance between the two marks in inches.
- If you have reached less then five inches Add one to your real age
- If you have reached 10 inches or more subtract one from your real age.
- But if you are between 5 to 10 inches you don’t have to add or subtract anything from your real age.
Method #04- Strength test
This fourth test is to test your strength and to check how strong are you? In some of the studies, it has been found that people can gain muscles up to the age of 30 and then muscle mass starts to decline as you grow older. So this test will tell you where do you stand in terms of muscle mass and strength.
Steps to follow:
- Lay down on the floor in pushup position.
- Now touch your knees to the floor and push your body upwards.
- Now start doing as many modified pushups (on your knees) as you can without stopping.
- Keep in mind that you have to keep your body in a straight line and try to lower down your chest as close as you can but at least 4 inches of distance must be attained.
- If you can do 0-30 pushups then add 2 years.
- If you can do 31-60 then add 1 year.
- If you can do 61-90 then subtract 1 year.
- If you can do 91+ then subtract 2 years
To know about your age based on your lifestyle Take this Survey and Follow these Steps
Add or Subtract year from your age based on the number of points you will receive after participating in the Survey :
- If your score is between 0-9 points: Add 3 years to your age
- If your score is between 10-12 points: Add 2 years
- If your score is between 13-15 points: Subtract 2 years
- If your score is between 16-17 points: Subtract 3 years
Sources and Citations
- ↑ http://www.iflscience.com/health-and-medicine/new-way-test-your-biological-age
- ↑ http://www.mayoclinic.org/healthy-lifestyle/fitness/expert-answers/heart-rate/faq-20057979
- ↑ http://web.mit.edu/tkd/stretch/stretching_3.html
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- ↑ http://www.heartfoundation.org.au/healthy-eating/Pages/bmi-calculator.aspx
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- ↑ http://www.hsph.harvard.edu/nutritionsource/
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