- What is Wellbeing Age®?
Wellbeing Age® is a snapshot assessment of your biological age. It empowers you to make informed and specific decisions to kickstart your health and stride towards optimal wellbeing.
Research has proven that tackling your health is easier when we have an easy and definitive way to track our progress.
How is the Wellbeing Age® calculated?
It is calculated by cross-referencing smoking, blood pressure, heart rate, BMI and sleep. It captures objective metrics at the time you complete the snapshot assessment, therefore your Wellbeing Age® will be influenced by activities such as:
Activities that negatively impact your score
- Caffeine consumption
- Rushing before measuring your health metrics
- Chronic stress or illness
Activities that positively impact your score
- Diaphragmatic breathing
- Sitting for 1-2 minutes before measuring your health metrics
Why are biological age calculations more accurate predictors of our longevity?
Aging is a leading risk factor for disease. Therefore, understanding your biological age will help you to counter the negative changes that can occur with aging.
Our unique algorithm is centred around chronic inflammation and longevity research. If any of your readings are outside the ideal ranges our algorithm will calculate the increased inflammatory risk to your longevity and subsequently add years to your Wellbeing Age®.
It’s important to note that the reading is a snapshot of your overall wellbeing at that exact time. Certain health metrics can naturally fluctuate throughout the day and after certain activities, for the most accurate result we recommend sitting and practising deep diaphragmatic breathing for 1-2 minutes before you take your readings.
Understanding Your Wellbeing Age®
The Wellbeing Age® score enables you to better understand your own wellbeing. The following parameters can be used when assessing your score:
Under 5 year – You’re doing well. Keep up the good work
5 – 10 years – There is room for improvement
Over 10 years – Changes to your lifestyle will help your wellbeing
The Interactive Health Kiosk will only provide a Wellbeing Age® for those aged between 18-65. If your Wellbeing Age® is higher than your actual/chronological age it is because one or more of your health metrics (blood pressure, heart rate, BMI, sleep and smoking) falls outside the ideal range for that specific health metric. Wellbeing Age® and biological age work on similar principles – how your cells and tissues are currently functioning
e.g. someone with chronic inflammation due to lifestyle habits will have cells and tissues which function older than a persons chronological/actual age therefore increasing their wellbeing/biological age.
The best Wellbeing Age® you can score on the Interactive Health Kiosk is your actual age.
Reversing Your Wellbeing Age®
As soon as you implement positive lifestyle changes and habit upgrades, changes to your aging journey will start to take effect. You can download our Optimal Wellbeing Habit Checklist, enrol on the Recalibrate Wellbeing® Programme or book a Wellbeing Assessment with one of our qualified Wellbeing Coaches.
Frequently Asked Questions about Wellbeing Age®
Why is my Wellbeing Age® score so high when I do lots of exercise and eat a healthy diet?
There are many other factors that can cause chronic inflammation in the body which will increase certain readings. Chronic stress, not enough sleep, illness, emotional trauma and even exercising too much without adequate recovery can all negatively influence your readings (health metrics).
What is the meaning of biological age and chronological age?
Your chronological age and biological age might not be the same. Chronological age is the number of years you’ve been alive, while biological age refers to how old your cells and tissues are functioning based on physiological evidence. Wellbeing Age® is a snapshot assessment of your biological age without doing invasive or blood tests.
Why is my Wellbeing Age® higher than my actual (chronological) age?
If you fall outside of the ideal ranges for any of the above health metrics, this will add additional years onto your result. Smoking, whether current or in the past will also have an adverse effect on your Wellbeing Age®.
Can my Wellbeing Age® score be lower than my actual (chronological) age?
No, on the Interactive Health Kiosk the best Wellbeing Age® score you can get is your actual age. For a more detailed Wellbeing Age® Assessment you would need to book a face-to-face appointment with one of our certified Wellbeing Coaches.
Can my Wellbeing Age® score change during the day?
Yes, the Interactive Health Kiosk captures a snapshot of your overall wellbeing at that exact time. Certain readings will naturally fluctuate throughout the day and after certain activities. For the most accurate result we recommend sitting and practising deep diaphragmatic breathing for 1-2 minutes before you take your readings.
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