Wednesday, November 07, 2007

Surf to Find your Real Age

This post is not directly related to food, but to helping all of us have more years to enjoy our food (and other things too!) You know that I am pretty brave, at 51 and with 6 kids, two jobs (that I get paid for), a blog, and assorted other responsibilities to go to a site called Real Age, a site that claims to help you decrease your age (biologically, not on the calendar, of course). I was intrigued by this site and went there to take the test, a series of questions about your health, lifestyle and habits that then spits out your Real Age. I was very relieved to find out that I was a few years younger than my biological age, and the site then provides some friendly advice on how I can become younger still. At this point, this site is no different than many other internet sites that test this or that for your entertainment.

But Real Age is more than that. Based on the profile information you enter during your test, it periodically sends you emails related to lowering your biological age or specific to any health issues that you may have identified. As a migraine sufferer I have received several emails related to that issue, as well as healthy recipes, reasons to eat pomegranate, reasons to pass up the french fries, and various other practical and some little-known tips regarding exercise, diet, and healthy lifestyle choices. They even have a new blog, Food Bites, specifically targeted to healthy eating.


The site has updates on the latest health-related findings and tips, recipes, and even a list of wellness centers in case you need help in reducing your biological age. Even though this is not directly food related, I found it very interesting, and I thought many of you would be interested in checking this out and taking advantage of yet another resource to live younger longer!

4 comments:

Susan said...

I've read about this concept--it's interesting isn't it?

Deborah Dowd said...

Susan- It is really interesting to take the test, and the follow up emails ae targeted and usually interesting and useful.

Kristen said...

This is very interesting.
Off to brave the real age test...

Deborah Dowd said...

Kristen- It is actually fun and enlightening... and the object is to keep yourself younger longer!