Friday, 8 April 2016

Your real age is just a number.

Hello. I came across this yesterday as I was wandering around the BBC website, so for a bit of fun, I am posting it here. BBC1 has a new programme called How to Stay Young, presented by Dr Chris van Tulleken and Angela Ripon. There are lifestyle questions to answer and the results will show the difference between your real age and your biological age. The content is for general information only, and should not be treated as a substitute for the medical advice of your doctor or other health care professional.

You don't have to sign up for anything, it's a short quiz which takes a couple of minutes. It's up to you how you answer the questions, I was completely honest, and heaved a sigh of relief with the result. My real age is 66, and my biological age, according to the quiz is 47. All this does for me is confirm that I am going in the right direction, and to continue my lifestyle as it is to give me a good chance of a few more years. At some point the aging process will catch up with everyone, but I believe there is a lot we can do for ourselves to slow up the process.

If you do the quiz and find your results are not looking too good you can then take steps to improve matters. All it is for is to give food for thought, to evaluate your lifestyle, and make any changes you see fit. Of course you have the option of ignoring this whole post and carrying on as you are, your choice, but it could be the kick start you need to tweak your lifestyle, dump the negative parts, and take a more optimistic path.

Take the Test : What's my real age?

I went on to watch the programme afterwards, and found it quite useful. I need to eat more nuts, I do eat them every day, but not enough. I need to eat more beans. Vegan is the healthiest diet on the planet but I am not ready to take that leap yet, but I must cut down on my cheese consumption. Dancing is better exercise than gym, it uses more muscles. I don't do gym apart from my cross trainer, but I must dance around the house more. I always feel daft dancing with other people, so at home is best for me, there will be more music in my house from now on.

Click on the link to go from the quiz to the TV programme. Here is a link to the BBC iplayer if you want to give the quiz a miss.
How to Stay Young. Episode 1.

Found on yoootooob, thanks to Sandy. 



Right, here is a video to get you all dancing. Get up off your bum and dance around with the Flash Dancers at Antwerp Train Station. This is exactly what we should all be doing, are you going to join in? Close your curtains if you don't want anyone to see you, ha ha.



It's a nice day outside so I might get a bit done in the garden today. Thanks for popping in, have a nice weekend. We'll catch up soon.
Toodle pip

23 comments:

  1. I did watch this programme last night I'm a bit sceptical about the test I did answer it honestly though. It makes me 45 in body age I'm 57 in a couple of weeks. Fab I think but hey as you say Iliona it just means I'm on track I could do a lot more. I do dance around the house though and I have always fasted for years and do yoga courtesy of my dad. Never smoked etc so we will see. I could still do with losing some weight lol

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  2. It was an interesting programme. I'm going to try the test later when I'm on the laptop. Congratulations on your score. X

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  3. That flash mob is fantastic! Anna

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  4. Hello I took the test. I am unable to watch the vid it won't play here in Ohio, US.
    I so enjoy your blog, you are an inspiration and your topics are always interesting and entertaining. Thank you for sharing!

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  5. I watched the prog with Angela Rippon and Dr Chris whatsit. I reckon I'm not 71 but more like 103. They didn't mention how one exercises if in pain with arthtiris, it seems that only fit people were jigging about, even if a lot were overweight. They should mention taking this gently at first, not doing oneself an injury by too-zealous jigging about. And they should mention the benefits of relaxation, too, not just being less-stressed (taking a pet to work was a good idea, but a bit gimmicky.)
    Margaret P

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  6. The flash dance was amazing!!!
    Margaret P

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  7. Woo Hoo! real age is 80 and biological age is 65! I do need to lose weight and I'm working on it. I started chair yoga twice a week a couple of weeks ago and love it. Now I'm going to watch the program. Shirley

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  8. Oh No! Program is not available in USA. :( Shirley

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  9. For those who are unable to watch on the link provided by Ilona - How to stay young episode 1 on youtube▶ 56:49
    https://www.youtube.com/watch v=1OHi5sFhtQE

    Very little of the program is set in the UK but still of interest. I would not take the supplement suggested on the program.

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    1. Hi Sandy. I can't get that link to work, and I can't find it on yoootooob.

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    2. Here is what I did:

      1) Bring up google
      2) Type how to stay young episode 1 on youtube
      and the program came up (uploaded by King and has had 92 views thus far) along with a trailer for episode 2

      I am located in the Midwest USA - do you think that makes a difference?

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    3. Thanks from me, too, Sandy, I'll give it a try. I'm in the Pacific NW USA! Shirley

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  10. I loved that programme!! The doctor who only stopped practising at 95 - amazing!! I loved the supermarket with the serve yourself nuts - like a healthy pick & mix. The bit at the beginning - I can sit down to the floor no problem, but needed a knee to rise again.

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  11. Very interesting test - I worked out at 45 and could get myself down to 39 with a few tweaks. Hmm - I always knew I ought to grow up sometime but now I've changed my mind. I'll continue 'playing' for a while yet while I'm still 'young'.
    xx

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  12. Good food, good movement, good hobbies. Natalie

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  13. Really happy that my real age is 58 but my biological age is 46! Thank you Ilona for another great, thought provoking post. Everything in moderation is the key to everything it seems. Its so confusing with all the contradictory information that is given - don't drink! drink red wine! drink in moderation! eat low carb/low fat/low sugar! Old style living and no processed food is the way for me

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  14. I could watch the flash dance over and over, such fun now I want to do it! Thanks for brightening a dull evening.

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  15. Real age 79 biological age 55 eeek

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  16. real age 65 - biological 38. interestingly if I loose weight my bio age increases a year. I feel like I should loose weight though.DH could do the sit and stand test easily - not me though as I was scared of falling.

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  17. Lol @ feeling daft dancing around others me too!!! I did mine a few times the big one i noticed for me was the support from others around me ! Xx

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  18. Hmmh, I'm 57 and my body is 56, even though I'm quite overweight and don't do regular, formal exercise. I do clean the house so intensely that that I joke it's like two hours a day at the gym. I think the key to the quiz is not smoking, not drinking, and going to regular medical appointments.

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