Do You Know How Old You Really Are?

by Karen Hand

So your driver’s license says you’re one age.  You tell your co-workers another and that cute guy at the end of bar…what age will you be when he asks?  Regardless of those numbers, our bodies truly have an age.  Depending on how we’ve lived our lives, that number can vary, good or bad, from what our age is according to our birthdays.

Well, how do we find out our real age?  Is it by cutting your pinkie toe off and counting the rings?  No silly goose.  RealAge is here to help.

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RealAge has created a scientifically based test where through a series of questions, you can determine your body’s real age.  Isn’t it time you knew how old you really were?

I took it and currently am about one and one-half years older than my birthday age.  I’ll take it.  Back in February of this year, I was nearly four years older.  Why the difference?  Since February I have become active; I eat better; and perhaps most importantly, I’ve lost 35 pounds.  That extra weight meant extra years for my real age.

So come on.  Take the RealAge Test today.  Find out what your RealAge is and then drop us a note and let us know.

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11 comments

connor July 7, 2013 - 6:53 pm
i dont know how old my body really is
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Robin Quick July 7, 2013 - 6:57 pm
This is a cool test but kind of scary too. With my high blood pressure, being overweight and anxiety issues I'm not sure I want to know my "real age". I'm sure its much older than my 44 years!
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Jeni Mitchell July 7, 2013 - 7:24 pm
Robin, you're right. It can be a little scary to find out your real age. However, what I learned by taking the RealAge Test is that there were changes I could make in my life that would make my real age come down. For example, you mentioned high blood pressure and anxiety. Now, I'm not a doctor, but I deal with similar issues and my doctors have told me to make sure to get 7-8 hours of sleep every night. Making sure I allow enough rest time for my body each night has definitely made a difference in how stressed I feel. Also, getting enough sleep affects you real age too. I'm sure your real age isn't that far off, good or bad. Besides, you won't know if you don't take the test.
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natalie parvis July 7, 2013 - 10:27 pm
I'm probably younger than I was 4 years ago. In the last 2.5 years, I've quit eating food anywhere but home, quit smoking, started running and lost 60 lbs. I also eat 10x healthier than I once did. I feel so much better.
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Jeni Mitchell July 8, 2013 - 11:25 am
Virtual high-five to you Natalie! Way to go!!! It's hard work, but like you said, you feel so much better. Feeling better is the best reward too. Say, if you're still working on maintaining, you should sign-up to win a year's membership to My FitU. You can find the giveaway here on Pink Ninja Blog or on our sister blog, JennsBlahBlahBlog. Regardless, thank you for sharing your success story here. I'm curious though as to your real age. If you take the test, please let us know! Like you said, it's likely much younger. Again, many kudos to you!!!
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Maribel Raymundo July 8, 2013 - 1:47 am
I took the test last year and it was kinda scary, i thought my age would be way older than 33
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Jeni Mitchell July 8, 2013 - 11:28 am
Maribel, maybe it's time to take it again. A lot can happen in a year. My guess would be with your being a young 33 and your noting some anxieties over taking it last year, that perhaps in this past year you made some changes. It's amazing how changing the smallest thing can make the biggest impact. I know I'd be curious to see the difference a year could make. Not to mention that sadly, calendar-wise we do only get older. So change is what we have on our side to make ourselves younger. Please let us know if you take it again. We'd love to hear about the differences.
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veronica lee July 8, 2013 - 4:02 am
With my current lifestyle - eating unhealthy foods ,not exercising, and lacking sleep, I'm not surprised if my body is older than my age! I really should take the test. Thanks, Jenn!
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Jeni Mitchell July 8, 2013 - 11:37 am
Veronica, this test looks at the whole picture. Yes, it looks at you personally and what your lifestyle is, but it also looks at family history as sadly that does play a role in our lives too. I completely understand where you're at right now and back before February I would have been sitting on that couch right next to you, wide awake at 3 am. For me though, something finally clicked and I knew something had to change. Why? My knees are really bad, like bi-lateral knee replacement bad. I'm "too young" though at 39 to have it done because the replacements themselves only last so long. So my surgeon and I are doing everything else possible to get me older. Well, in February, I was again walking with a cane. Enough. We all will make whatever choices we want at whatever time we want. The most important thing is that we're comfortable with ourselves. If you're okay with how you are right now, great. If you're not though, start small. Make little changes and one-by-one those little changes start to show and soon a big change is made. It's your decision though and only you will know when. In the meantime, please know that we love you and value you as a reader.
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lisa July 8, 2013 - 1:31 pm
I don't want to know. It's a bit intimidating.I've been married over 20 years and my husband and I think we still look the same now.Of course we don't to others. I'll just keep my rose colored glasses on and look at people my age and think that they look old.
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Jeni Mitchell July 8, 2013 - 3:12 pm
:) You have rose-colored glasses too Lisa? Must have been a big sale that day. :P
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