Anti aging guide

Do-It-Yourself Age Test

 

 

The following DIY age tests and questions are for general guidance only and are not meant to identify all possible age-related problems. The idea is to give you an overview of your own rate of aging and to stimulate you to improve certain areas of your health. The result is not supposed to pinpoint your biological age exactly, only to make you generally aware that there may be a problem which needs sorting out.

AGE TEST

(This is not suitable for very young or very old people)

  1. Ask your doctor or nurse to check your blood pressure (or
    check it yourself if you have the equipment.) Ask what the high
    value is (the systolic blood pressure) in millimeters of
    mercury.

If you are a man:

125 is average for a 30-year-old

130 is average for a 40-year-old

135 is average for a 50-year-old

140 is average for a 60-year-old

155 is average for a 70-year-old

160 is average for an 80-year-old

If you are a woman:

120 is average for a 35-year-old

130 is average for a 45-year-old

140 is average for a 55-year-old

150 is average for a 60-year-old

155 is average for a 65-year-old

160 is average for a 70-year-old

165 is average for an 80-year-0ld

  1. Use glasses if you are short-sighted, but not if you are
    long-sighted. Hold a newspaper at arm’s length and concentrate
    on the normal letters, not the headlines. Bring the newspaper
    nearer and nearer to your eyes and stop where the letters start
    appearing blurred. Measure this distance exactly with a tape
    measure or a ruler.

100 cm is normal for a 60-year-old and over

40 cm is normal for a 50-year-old

20 cm is normal for a 40-year-old

10 cm is normal for a 30-year-old

  1. Stand unsupported on one leg, with your hands on your hips
    and eyes open. Time how long you can stand without falling.

70 seconds is normal for a 30-year-old

60 seconds is normal for a 40-year-old

50 seconds is normal for a 50-year-old

40 seconds is normal for a 60-year-old

30 seconds is normal for a 70-year-old

20 seconds is normal for a 80-year-old

Do the same with your eyes closed

1-2 seconds is average for an 80-year-old

3 seconds is normal for a 70-year-old

4 seconds is normal for a 60-year-old

9 seconds is normal for a 50-year-old

15 seconds is normal for a 40-year-old

20 seconds is normal for a 30-year-old

  1. Gently pinch the skin on the back of your hand and hold it
    for about 40-50 seconds. Then let go and measure the time needed
    for the skin to retract to a level position.

Less than 1 second is normal for a 30-year-old

1 second is normal for a 40-year-old

4 seconds is normal for a 50-years-old

8 seconds is normal for a 55-year-old

11 seconds is normal for a 60-year-old

15 seconds is normal for a 65-year-old

30 seconds is normal for a 70-year-old and over

  1. Warm up first, then see how many push-ups you can do in 30
    seconds.

If you are a man:

25 is average for a 30-year-old

20 is average for a 40-year-old

15 is average for a 50-year-old

10 is average for a 60-year-old

4 is average for a 70-year-old

2 is average for a 80-year-old

If you are a woman:

12 is average for a 30-year-old

8 is average for a 40-year-old

6 is average for a 50-year-old

4 is average for a 60-year-old

3 is average for a 70-year-old

2 is average for a 80-year-old

  1. Ask a friend to make a list of 10 male and female names at
    random. Study these for one minute, then cover the list up and
    write down as many names as you can remember.

8 names is normal for a 40-year-old or under

7 names is normal for a 50-year-old

6 names is normal for a 60-year-old

5 names is normal for a 70-year-old

4 names is normal for an 80-year-old

Score

Now calculate your biological age. For each of your answers, round your values to the nearest value shown in each test. Add up all the years based on your results. Divide this by seven. This is your approximate biological age.

If your biological age is lower than your actual chronological age, then your body is younger than average. If your biological age is higher than your chronological age, your body is older than average.

Posted by Carol Hudgens - January 26, 2012 at 3:53 pm