You most likely have met some people who look and probably act younger than they really are. Their skin looks very healthy, their energy levels are high and their wits, just fantastic! You speculate they are 10 to15 years younger than they really are. You meet another person and you have deduced they are older, only to find out you are 10 years older than them! This is because these people have a biological/chronological age discrepancy.
Your biological age is the active rate at which your body is aging. It is a true measurement of your current health, life expectancy, and future quality of life. It is the age that most normal people would be when they have a body and mind similar to yours.
Chronological age is simply your current age in years, calculated from your birth date.
Your biological and chronological age are not necessarily the same. A biological age test (Print and fill out the questionnaire here!) will give you an accurate measurement of your biological age. If you have been maintaining a healthy lifestyle or taking very good care of yourself, the test may show a biological age five to 10 years younger than your chronological age.
However, seven out of 10 test results show otherwise! That is, 70% of test results usually show that the biological age is higher than a person’s chronological age. The extreme stresses, diet, toxins, lack of adequate sleep, lack of exercise contribute largely to this dismal report. It again lies at the ‘doorsteps’ of our lifestyle.
So, how do you reverse aging, turn back time or lower your biological age? Truth is, we all want to look younger longer. We can influence our aging process because lifestyle factors play an important part. The decisions and choices about staying healthy we make are quite crucial.
Biological age testing, no doubt, is a great tool in preventative and anti-aging protocol. Armed with your test result, a Functional Medicine Physician can easily identify specific areas to incorporate preventative action into your lifestyle immediately. By the time you take the test again, you should have seen significant improvements.
Don’t like your results? Call our office at (304) 263-4927 to schedule a consultation with Dr Chambers. If possible, please bring your completed questionnaire as reference.