Is your body older than your age?

Take this quiz to see how old your body really is and how to keep it healthy.

Is your body older than your age?

Recent studies have shown that biological age is a more reliable indicator than your actual age. It can help identify and prevent disease by tracing the pace at which you age.

Do you feel old beyond your years? This may be because your body’s ageing process feels as if it’s speeding up your body’s ageing while leaving chronological age years behind.

However, there are quick and easy changes that you can make to combat these health issues, slow down, or even reverse, the aging process.

1. Drinking in moderation
It’s easy to consume a few more drinks than you planned, especially when you’re having fun. Stick to no more than two standard drink a day and never more than four in one session and it’ll be a lot easier on your body.

2. Exercise at least three times a week
This may be a light stroll or a swim a few times each week. As long as you’re active for a couple of hours every few days, your blood pressure and cholesterol may drop, and your chance of contracting some diseases can be minimised by up to 50 per cent.

3. Eat a balanced diet
Studies showed that older people who regularly consumed lean meat, vegetables and fish had significantly less chance of liver disease and added years onto their lives.

4. Quit smoking (or don’t start)
This one, according to healthcare professionals, is a given. By smoking only one cigarette, blood pressure and heart rate increase drastically. By not smoking, your body has a better chance to fight off other diseases.

It is never too late to start looking after your body and doing the best you can to avoid complications that age you prematurely.

Take this two-minute quiz below to find out your body’s real age and if you’re on track to slow down that aging process.

Do you feel older than your years?

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    Sundays
    2nd Feb 2018
    12:44pm
    Well, that was a nice laugh! Body age 48, I wish!
    VeryCaringBigBear
    2nd Feb 2018
    12:58pm
    Had a good laugh too as I wish I was only 42 and not nearly twice that age.
    Tib
    2nd Feb 2018
    1:27pm
    This program is obviously an optimist.
    Polly Esther
    2nd Feb 2018
    3:01pm
    You are only as old as the person you are feeling.
    Tib
    2nd Feb 2018
    10:14pm
    Polly I'm shocked.
    musicveg
    2nd Feb 2018
    3:16pm
    Not even going to bother doing the quiz. I feel younger than my age everyday. Feed the brain and body with lot's of fruit and veg, exercise and be grateful and be happy. No such thing as moderation, just quit, alcohol has no nutritional value and ages the body fast, so does eating too many animal products.
    patti
    2nd Feb 2018
    5:50pm
    At 73 I don't smoke or drink, eat plant based foods, and exercise 5 days a week. I am a lot healthier than many my age, low BP, strong heart, immune system good etc. However, my physical capabilities are deteriorating rapidly, and I find it hard to walk and keep my balance sometimes. Such a challenge
    musicveg
    2nd Feb 2018
    8:03pm
    Well done. Have you looked into doing resistance training, as we age our muscles need that extra help, walking just isn't enough. Also magnesium supplements might help, and maybe some more leafy greens.
    Jan
    2nd Feb 2018
    7:36pm
    My body age 35? I don't think so!
    patti
    2nd Feb 2018
    8:30pm
    Musicveg, I do all the things you suggested. However, presently awaiting surgery for total knee replacement, and realignment of foot bones - legacy of accident when I was a teen. Also having hernia repair this month. So limited in physical activity which I hate. Love to walk and swim most days, very painful at the moment.
    patti
    2nd Feb 2018
    8:35pm
    and I just did the test which said my body age is 53, so feeling pretty chuffed about that. Like I said, I am healthy but my body is wearing out and letting me down!!
    musicveg
    2nd Feb 2018
    9:01pm
    Yeah accidents really set us back, but keep doing what you are doing and boost your immune system even more when having surgery and your body can heal, hopefully enough for you to regain your physical health. Get a hold of some books by Anthony William - Medical Medium and Life-changing Foods, both books are a wealth of information, I knew fruit and vegies were good for health but he explains how good it can be for healing and also things to stay away from. See if your local library has them. They are literally food for thought.
    musicveg
    2nd Feb 2018
    9:07pm
    Okay I couldn't resist and did the quiz, although some of the questions were not relevant, like doctor and dentist which I avoid going to, and I am vegan not vegetarian, bit of fun and tells me I am 30, yeah sure, I am actually in my mid 50's.


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