Lifestyle Corner: Do You Know Your Real Age?

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Do You Know Your Real Age?

by Joanne Troppello


Do you know your real age—not your calendar age, but the age your body feels it is? Maybe you never thought about this question. You might think that your age is your age. That’s true, but if you’re healthy and taking care of your body, you may not be aging as harshly as someone else your age—who is not as health-minded.


Are You Acting Your Real Age or Your Actual Age?


I recently read an interesting article on how we can control our aging process. That definitely got the wheels turning in my head.


Most of my columns are about writing, marketing your work and anything else pertaining to authors and readers—however, when I saw this question asked in the article, it intrigued me. It got me thinking about evaluating my own lifestyle and how healthy or unhealthy I feel right now.


Of course, we know we’re born, we live, and we die. Yet, you do have some control over the rate of aging in your life. “Your Real Age reflects not only your risk of disease, but your risk of disability and your energy level now.” This quote comes from the article I mentioned: Act Your Real Age: You Control Your Rate of Aging.


As we age, our body starts to slow down and we’re not as limber as we once were. Nor do we have the same amount of energy we did as a child. That’s definitely how I feel right now. However, that’s because of certain health issues I’m currently dealing with due to toxic mold exposure.


Growing old is a part of the cycle of life. You need to decide if you want to increase your life’s longevity or not. “And that means you have to start building defenses in your 30s, 40s and 50s against attacks that may not occur until your 60s, 70s and 80s…meaning can start to make your real age younger at any age.”


Wow. That statement from the article impacted me in a powerful way. I can make changes in my lifestyle at any point. I can’t reverse the aging process, but I can start to make positive changes for a better life in my future.


You’ve all probably heard the expression that—You’re only as young as you feel—that’s kind of what the authors of the article I mentioned are saying. You may be 33 or 43 or even 55, but still feel younger because your body’s real age is younger.


So, what makes your real age young?


As an author, freelance writer, and magazine publisher, it’s no secret that I sit at the computer many hours during the day. In one previous columns, I discussed the health hazards of sitting for too long. I recognize that everyone, especially those who have desk jobs and don’t get much physical activity during the day, need to keep exercise as part of the daily routine. Eating a healthy diet, relieving your stress, taking vitamins also helps in maintaining a healthy lifestyle.


Our real age is younger than our actual age if we’re healthy and our bodies feel good. So, do you feel younger than your age? What do you do to stay healthy?

About the Author


Joanne Troppello is a published author of 3 inspirational fiction novels and the Publisher and Editor-in-Chief of Mustard Seed Sentinel. She has experience as a freelance writer in topics such as marketing, retail marketing, health and wellness, SEO and social media, travel and lifestyle, website content, recommendations for apps, and content for blogs. Visit her Amazon Author Page for more information regarding her books. Connect on Twitter. Read more about Mustard Seed Sentinel here.


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