I have always believed that how we age has absolutely nothing to do with the lotions and potions we smear all over ourselves. Genes play a part of course, but surely ageing has much more to do with what we eat and drink and whether we smoke or not.
A few months ago, on my networking patrols, I met a lovely lady called Sue Thomas who is a Nutritional Therapist. Sue has this gizmo (don’t ask me what it’s called) but this little machine has the ability to determine your biological age, how old you are on the inside, and I was intrigued.
So a couple of days ago I met up with Sue at a local hostelry and after a little chat she asked me some questions about my lifestyle (and yes I was completely truthful) and then she strapped me up to this gizmo and the little machine got to work.
It’s just like a blood pressure monitor in the sense that it grips the life out of you and this is done 3 times with a little rest in between. The machine does its thing and the best bit is that there is no hanging about, the report and the results were instant. Now for the moment of truth….
My actual age is 55 and it turns out that my biological age is 53. Of course the competitive creature that resides within me wants to see that improved. So what do I need to do? Well, I need to follow a diet of 3 meals a day, each with a palm sized dollop of protein and mountains of veg/salad and a little fruit, and all in a quest to get my biological age to 49 in about 6 weeks. I’ll need to drink my own body weight in water each day (slight exaggeration) and there’ll be no snacking (goodbye pretzels) and no sugar (au revoir kit kats) and no wheat (auf wiedersehen bread). This is not going to be easy but driven by pure vanity and a desire to win, I will see what I can do. Pity that gizmo can’t alter what’s written in sepia toned ink on my birth certificate! I will keep you posted.