When a person asks us how old are we, we always tell then the years. But, according to scientists, the biological age is more important than the years of our life. Our biological age can be quite different from the actual age because it tells us how old our body actually is.

As scientists have it, every person has 2 different ages: biological and chronological, the latter being the one that we know and tell to others. In fact, the chronological age determines how long a person has been on this planet, whereas the biological ones show how old the body exactly is.

You can determine the biological age in a couple of ways. One of the most frequently used ways is the measuring of the telomeres’ ends that in fact, are the protective ends of our chromosomes. The telomeres prevent chromosomes’ ends from degenerating or merging, thus affecting the life span of the cells.

According to Dr. Grossman, the founder and director of Grossman Wellness Center in Denver, there is a direct link between the telomeres’ length and the biological age in a person. When a cell divides, the telomere’s bead falls off the end of the chromosome. If we measure the telomeres, we are going to find our age. This means that the longer we live, the shorter they become. This can be identified scientifically. We can’t determine this on our own.

However, there is one much easier way with which we can find out what’s our biological age in the comfort of your own home.

Measuring the Biological Age

Stand up and place your feet one next to the other. Then, bend at the hips and extend your arms in the direction of the floor. Then, see if you can touch your feet or the ground. In case it starts getting uncomfortable, slightly bend your knees.

If you:

  • Reached the floor without bending your knees at all, your body is flexible and your biological age is 25 years.
  • Barely reached the floor with your fingertips, without bending your knees, or even slightly, and didn’t feel discomfort, then your biological age is 35 years.
  • Reached your toes without bending the knees at all or bending them just a little bit, and feeling small discomfort and muscle tension, your biological age is 38 to 50 years.
  • Couldn’t reach the feet even though you bent your knees and you felt muscles pain and discomfort, your biological age is 50+ years.

Fortunately, the good thing is that you can improve the biological age and the flexibility of your muscles by greater mobility and doing stretches and exercises on a regular basis.

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When a person asks us how old are we, we always tell then the years. But, according to scientists, the biological age is more important than the years of our life. Our biological age can be quite different from the actual age because it tells us how old our...