Biological versus Chronological Age: What's the Difference?
Ageing is more than how many times you've been around the sun!
Your age can be divided into two parts: chronological, or the one we count from birth, and biological, which is determined by the state of your cells and tissues!
Chronological or 'real' is just how many years you've lived from birth to that particular moment, i.e., how many birthdays you've had.
Interestingly, some countries do not count from birth but from conception, so, for example, in South Korea, all residents are 9 months older than their date of birth.
Although closely related, biological aging is different from chronological age!
Intuitively, we all know this - we know people who "look good for their age" or who have "aged prematurely". Biological age is just a way of capturing this difference!
Biological age is determined by biological markers, which help to determine the condition of the body, its normal functioning and the risk to develop age-related disease. These disorders significantly affect both quality of life and longevity, and lower biological age is associated with lower the risk of developing these conditions!
So How Do We Become Younger?
There are a number of things which may help to improve biological age. Diet, stress reduction, sleep, and activities can enhance overall health and slow chronological age. Keep in mind that over time the difference between biological and chronological age will increase. At 16, our biological age is likely to be the same as our chronological age, but at 60 the difference can be significant. And every day leading up to that makes a difference!
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