I took the ‘Vitality Compass’ quiz that Healtbolt’s Liz and Liberty challenged me to!
- Biological Age
- Life Expectancy
- Healthy Life Expectancy
- Blue Zone Years
– Your body’s age given your habits
– The age you are expected to live to
– The age you are expected to be healthy to
– years your life has accrued
So how did I do?
Biological Age – well, I’m always kind of shy about my age (although if a person cared to dig around a bit they could figure it out) so I’ll say this much, its 5.2 years less than my chronological age! I guess that’s not too bad.
Life Expectancy- 94. I was kind of hoping for 100. I noticed one thing they didn’t ask was how long close relatives lived. It seems most women in my family have made it to at least 80, so I figured I probably had that much anyway. Still, 94’s not bad.
Healthy Life Expectancy – 85. I wonder how they calculate that?
Blue Zone Years – 11.6
Some issues/concerns with the quiz:
– I don’t remember how much I weighed 2 years ago, I guessed.
– the part about how many days I felt sad or worried. That’s hard to answer, honestly most days I might feel a twinge of sadness or worry about something, but I don’t know if that really counts. I wish they were more specific.
– the angry thing too. How angry is angry? I hardly ever get so angry I yell. I was pretty upset last week when one of our cats broke my glasses. But I got over it.
– mild physical activities (they don’t give a choice of 1-3 days either) and rigorous exercise were hard to answer accurately. I try to use a treadmill 4 times a week though.
When I retook it and changed eating to 4 servings each of fruits and vegetables, 0 to sweets and fast food (I haven’t had fast food in ages, but I now and then eat something sweet), and increased my nut consumption to the maximum I gained a little more time. Not as much as I would have thought though.
I was told I should eat more fish. I can’t eat fish high in omega 3’s like salmon very often anymore, I feel kind of sick when I do. And to engage in more group social activities. I don’t really have time or people to do that with. Does online interaction count? Maybe they should have asked if we blogged – and knocked 10 years off our lives if we say ‘yes’!
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