Our ‘Health & Fitness check-up’ and ‘Health Age Assessment’ was created to help you understand how your medical history, level of physical activity, health risk factors and physical abilities on your lifetime health outcomes, longevity and quality of living. It helps make health information meaningful and relevant for you by providing a simple and actionable health profile that allows you to identify and address any health risks or areas for improvement. The information provided can also be helpful for making decisions about an individual’s readiness to begin an exercise program or for making recommendations about changes to lifestyle or behaviour to improve your health and fitness. It allows us to identify health risk factors, review appropriate physical performance measures and provide counselling for individuals across 13 major risk factors for cardiovascular, metabolic and respiratory illnesses and a range of fitness tests. Percentile rankings are provided to enable easy comparison of individual results for discrete variables (e.g. aerobic fitness, strength) and overall health & performance ratings, using a large Australian database. We recommend annual review of health & fitness measures to help you stay on track!
Read More: Biological vs chronological age: how old are you really?
In the latest season of How to Stay Young, researchers assess volunteers’ performance on 23 different tests and combine this into an overall body age. Individual test results are explained to each person, but the volunteers have little reaction to these numbers until they are converted into a body age.
Richard, an obese and inactive 49-year-old man, is reduced to tears when he sees his score: a body age of 92, more than 40 years older than his actual age. By the end of the program, he has lowered his body age by 13 years, to 79. Each episode has a similar example.
What is your REAL biological age article?