RealAge Test Makes You Realize What's Really Important
Re: Aging or, Subject In Mirror
May Be Younger Than They Appear
by Dr. Don Rose,
Writer, Life Alert
www.RealAge.com offers a free test. They say that "Your RealAge is the biological
age of your body based on over 100 factors – many that you control." I have heard
this before, so it seems worth a try. The test's goal is to answer this question:
are you biologically younger, older, or the same as your birthday age? Here is what
they say you’ll get: (1) A personalized plan to feel younger, and (2) A list of
what’s making you younger or older.
I like what this test is all about, for several
reasons. First, it gets you in the mindset of "I am not a number" -- that age, as
defined as "years since birth," is ultimately not important. Fitness level (mental
and physical) is. If nothing else, finding out that you are really years younger
(in biological terms) than your chronological age should
give your happiness quotient a boost. And, coincidentally, that act of feeling happier
happens to help your health, too. It's win-win.
Of course, if the test shows you are biologically
older than your chronological age, well... you may feel a bit
down for a bit, but let that kick you in the pants to do something about it. (The
RealAge website, as well as some of the other articles on this Life Alert site,
will hopefully help you in that regard.)
I also like the RealAge site's sidebar section --
their "DID YOU KNOW..." tips. One example: "Laughing often can make your RealAge 8 years younger." Which makes me wonder: if health insurers wanted a wonderful
win-win -- healthier customers, and hence lower costs over time -- wouldn't more
of them proactively pay for preventive procedures? Can't creative companies cover
the cost of comedy clubs? Or Comedy Central on cable?
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