Ever wonder if your body is the age it’s supposed to be? It’s a funny thought, because after all, if you’re 25, your body is 25, right? Wrong. Your lifestyle and what you eat actually determines the rate at which your body is aging.
With this info, I took the Real Age test about two years ago with great results. After going through the online questionnaire honestly (you won’t get true results if you don’t, besides no one is watching), I discovered that my body was three years younger
But like most people (strength in numbers, right?) I’ve slacked off in the exercise department and – although I don’t eat unhealthy – have also slacked off on a regular diet plan (making sure to eat two fruits a day, enough veggies…). So when I took the test again, it reported that my body was its actually age. Yikes! In just a short amount of time, I discovered that I’m aging faster than I thought. Something I’ve taken for granted.
Needless to say, I’m back on a regular workout plan and I’m eating healthier. You don’t have to follow a plan unless you don’t know how to eat properly. I’m just being mindful as to what I’m putting in my body.
If you’re also in need of a kick-start to a health lifestyle, go to RealAge.com and take the test. The test was created by top doctors, including Dr. Mike Roizen and Dr. Mehmet Oz (yes, that Dr. Oz) and also includes personalized tips and action plans to get healthy and get your body younger. It will take about 10-15 minutes, so be sure to carve out some time when you’re at home.
—By Toni-Marie Ippolito