Tag: aging gracefully

What’s Your Biological Age?

Me biological agePeople often tell me that I look younger than I actually am. When I tell some people my age, they swear that I’m lying. I must admit that I do not look like I am 41 years old. But I don’t think it has anything to do with genes or anything like that. I think it has a lot to do with my every day lifestyle choices. I was thrilled today to learn that my biological age is actually 26! That’s 11 years younger than I actually am! That makes me feel so good. It’s okay to look younger than your age but I think the more important thing is how old you are biologically. How much the cells in your body have aged. Because the truth is that we are all aging every single day. It’s just that some persons age slower than others because of their choices.

So what’s your biological age? You can find out your biological age here by just answering a few questions about your lifestyle. It pays to stay active and to get lots of sleep and to eat right. The more active you are, the more you sleep, and the healthier your food choices, the younger your biological age will be. Even if you find out that your biological age is more than your actual age, there are practical things that you can do to improve it such as incorporating more exercise into your daily schedule, getting sufficient sleep, having a support group and eating a balanced and highly nutritious diet. You can also quit unhealthy habits such as smoking or drinking too much alcohol or even eating too many sweets.

Now I must admit that for me, I sometimes stay up too late working and I also tend to eat very badly sometimes. So those are areas that I definitely need to work on.

From a young age, I had an interest in staying fit and that interest has never waned. If I go several weeks without doing any physical exercise I start to have backaches and my sinusitis tends to flare up. Then I know that it’s definitely time for a workout. So I try to always get some exercise in, even just 15 minutes per day is better than nothing. ┬áNo I don’t have the time to go to the gym so I work out at home mostly.

Thank God for blessing me with good health so that I can exercise and stay physically fit. As a matter of fact, I have recently started doing those Insanity workouts! Let me tell you, they are tough! But at the end of the session I feel revitalized and refreshed. Being a type O blood type also, I thrive on vigorous workouts. But exercise not only makes you feel better. It makes you age slower and it makes you look better as well. With all the benefits of exercise why would I allow laziness to rob me of all those great benefits? Why would you allow laziness to rob you of all the great benefits of exercise. Some time ago, my motive for exercising was mostly for looks. Now that I’m older, looks still matter but my health comes first. Because the fact is that I can look like a million bucks but still be unhealthy. Which means doctors visits which means unnecessary spending and unnecessary stress. Things I would rather do without.

When I started this blog, my emphasis was on being ‘fabulous’. Now my emphasis is more on being ‘fit’ but at the end of the day I want both. Let’s lift our glasses to fitness and ‘fabulousness’! Cheers!

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