I bought a Garmin watch a couple of years ago and I use it to track my workouts, sleep, stress, heart rate and a few other metrics. The app associated with the watch takes all of these metrics into consideration plus vigorous minutes of exercise, vigorous days, resting heart rate and BMI to calculate a fitness age. It has calculated my fitness age as 34.5 (see below).
Is this accurate?
I don’t know but what I do know is that I want to feel younger than I am. Don’t you? Especially as I get older. I just turned 41 and I want to continue to take care of my body so that I can spend as many quality years with my family. My kids are ages 10, 7, 5 and 3. They play sports and are very active. I want to keep up with them and in order to do that I have to take care of my body.
What’s your fitness age?
If you really had to answer this question would it be older or younger than you actually are? Do your exercise and nutrition habits reflect the outcome that you wish for? How active you are factors into this equation. How you eat also does. Your sleep also matters. It is the combination of these things that determines how you feel and how your body ages.
I know you care.
Everyone wants to feel good. I have yet to meet someone that doesn’t want to be healthy. This cannot happen overnight. It takes time. But the cool part is that everyone can do it. Health and fitness is not just for a select few. Anyone can do it. But you have to start.
If you have neglected your health and feel older than you are today is a great day to start. Don’t put it off any more. If you need help hire me to be your coach. This is a sure fire way to get the results you want. By your next birthday your body will thank you.