How Old Are You Really?


How Old Are You Really?

How Old Are You Really?
 
Everyone wants to age gracefully, but many of us will develop chronic conditions such as heart disease, adult-onset diabetes, high blood pressure and high cholesterol that may negatively impact life expectancy as well as quality of life. Health promotion, illness prevention and appropriate treatment interventions are essential to living a longer and healthier life.

Chronological Age versus Biological Age
Chronological age is measured in calendar years and inevitability increases as time passes. Biological age is determined by how poorly or well your body functions based on diagnostic test result calculations. Therefore, if your biological age is higher than your chronological age, your body is functioning at what is expected for someone who is older than you, and interventions should be recommended. Biological aging is influenced by your genetic make-up, lifestyle behaviors and environment. Calculating your biological age enables your VitalLife healthcare professional to analyze and manage your risk for future illness.

How Do We Calculate Biological Age?
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