Your ‘Health Age’ is an indicator of your physiological health (or functional capacity) relative to your chronological age. Thus you could have a chronological age of 60 years but be able to function physiologically on a par with the average 40 or 50 year old. Or you could be celebrating your 40th birthday but have the physiological health of the average 60 year old.
The Health Age Calculator takes into account a number of key lifestyle behaviours that impact physiological function and well-being such as exercise, nutrition, stress, smoking etc. Your scores are then compared with an ideal profile for a healthy person.
‘Health Years’ are either added to or subtracted from your chronological age based on how your scores compare to ideal data for your age and gender.
‘Health Year’ scores for each parameter are then combined to arrive at your ‘Health Age’.
A lower Health Age corresponds with a reduced risk of lifestyle related disease such as heart disease, cancer, diabetes, osteoporosis, autoimmune diseases etc. A lower ‘Health Age’ also increases the likelihood that you will experience more energy, be less susceptible to stress and illness, enjoy better quality of life and be able to perform at your optimum.
If your ‘Health Age’ is significantly higher than your chronological age, this increases the likelihood of premature disease, reduces quality of life and may inhibit performance.
To find out your Health Age, log into the members area and complete the Health Age Questionnaire.
If you are part of a group or organisation that would like to create a group profile to measure improvements in Health Age; please contact email@example.com or call 61 8 83772415.