I just took the Real Age test on Dr. Oz's website. It pretty much covers the gamut of things that affect how you age. Based on all of these questions it calculates what your "real age" is, or how your body is aging because of your lifestyle rather than your calendar age. I'm 2.7 years older, which isn't bad. However, I have a feeling that this number increases exponentially as you get older. Which is why I think I need to work on being younger on my real age test than my calendar age.
Here were some of the suggestions it gave me:
- Cut down on red meat - it's a high source of cholesterol. Limit to one serving per week.
- Eat breakfast every day. (I've been slacking in this department)
- Eat more fish throughout the week.
- Eat more fruit and vegetables.
- Increase my exercise time. More cardio, more resistance, and more stretching.
- Lower my bmi.
- Watch my blood pressure and find out my cholesterol rating.
- Drive a bigger car. Slow down while I'm doing it. And don't use my phone.
- Floss more.