Wednesday, March 18, 2009

RealAge and health tests

I saw this RealAge test thingy on my friend's blog and decided to play along. Basically it takes into account your lifestyle (nutrition, fitness, etc.) and determines how old you are inside as compared to your actual age. It's kind of fun and if you have a minute, you might want to check it out. My RealAge was 15, seven and a half years younger than my actual age. 
Speaking of determining general health and wellness levels, my work is offering the most awesome battery of tests ever next month for pretty reasonable prices. Echocardiograms, stroke tests, aneurysm tests, peripheral arterial disease tests, bone density, ECG monitor and body comp.
I signed up for the bone density and body comp. tests. I have a scale that does percent body fat and stuff, but those readings are kind of sketchy. I'd love to know what my real results are. Plus as a female, I think a bone density test would be awesome. I mean I don't want to have osteoporosis down the line so if I can get a baseline reading of where I'm at, I'll know if I need to up my calcium intake (probably, yes) and do more weight-bearing exercises (probably, also yes.)
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In taper news, I rocked out a 6.5 miler this morning. The weather was awesome, my legs felt great and really it was an excellent boost of confidence going into this weekend's half marathon.
Stay tuned later this week for the "race goals" post. 

16 comments:

Marybeth said...

I hope you have a really good run on Saturday. :) From Aunt Marybeth

Carolina John said...

hang in there girl. those tests sound really interesting. and your race is going to be here before you know it.

Glaven Q. Heisenberg said...

Whoa! I could totally see that Scrubs chick's pelvis! Now I get to tell all my friends I did her!

D'oh! I forgot - I don't have any friends. Still, I did her so ... Vanilla High-Five! (That's when you high-five yourself.)

Know what I call it when I run 6.5 miles?

A marathon. Because I put the "rat" in MaRAThon.

Way to taper, sister

Laura said...

That's so neat about the real age test! I tried to take it but halfway through, the test kept messing up and having technical errors :( will try again later.

Jamie said...

Nice job on the 6.5 this morning! I did the real test a few years ago, I should take it again.

Amber said...

My "real age" is 21 and I'm 20. Haha.

Good luck with your marathon :-)

Carlee said...

That's so cool about the tests at work. I would love to have those; osteoporosis runs in my family so it sure would be good to know. My real age is 20 and I'm 26. That's such an awesome website. My mom's addicted to it!

Marcy said...

Ohhhh I've done that thing before. My real age is around my real age :-/ LMAO!

beth said...

hey! i saw your comment on frayed laces and just wanted to say....i ran a 3:03 marathon in those shorts and wear them in every crazy off road race possible. i can't live without them. everyone is different. and i have a big ass for my size :)
and you are probably right for MANY people, but i would never want to be mistaken for a froo froo athlete who yoggs on the treadmill...
anyhow, glad to have found your blog - it looks fun! i'm reading now!

Wes said...

definitely take advantage of those tests! Way to rock out that 6.5 miler! Woot!

aron said...

ohhh your race is coming up soon!!!! YAY :)

Xenia said...

I took that test and came in 2 years younger than I am. Good enough for me! :)

Good luck wit the HM!

X-Country2 said...

Those tests are so interesting to me. Good luck, and you'll have to report back your results.

NoRhythmWhiteGuy said...

"realage": 30.7
actual age 23...wtf

lindsay said...

my real age is 19.2! woo hoo. i was afraid b/c some of those questions are bias!! soy is not necessarily good for you arrrgh. (bad allergy here) oh well. at least i came in 'under'. :)

M*J*C said...

Hey! Love the layout/look/feel! Totally LOVE the pic in the header! I know I'm "late to the game" with these comments, I've been MIA in blogland.
Looks like everything is going great on your end!!! Keep it up!

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