What Is Biological Age? | Everyday Health


Imagine two people. They are both women, they are both 46 years old, and they both work in engineering. They even live in the same city.

Despite these similarities, the women’s lives and lifestyles are very different. One of them is exacting about her health. She eats well, exercises, spends lots of time with friends, and sleeps eight hours every night. She’s also lucky to have parents and grandparents who all lived long lives free of illness.

Meanwhile, her counterpart smokes heavily, lives on fast food, and hasn’t exercised since childhood. She also has a family history of early death and chronic disease.

You don’t have to be a health expert to recognize that these two women are not at the same risk for disease and untimely death. And this is where the concept of biological age comes into play.


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