How young do you feel? | The Hindu.


Your answers should shed light on your Real Age.

1. Are you excited, (or at least vaguely motivated) to get out of bed in the morning? Yes/No (Sometimes we are too fatigued to register excitement and just wish for a few more minutes of blissful sleep, but that is a different discussion altogether.)

2. Do you have a purpose in life or are you drifting along wondering what to do next? Yes/No

3. Do you have a cause/hobby you are passionate about? Yes/No

4. Do you enjoy life? Do you look forward to your days/ events? Yes/No

5. Do you have strong, nurturing relationships? Yes/No

6. Do you like the work you do? Yes/No

If your answer is mostly ‘Yes’, you are doing really well on your ‘life experience’ score! Much of how you experience life depends on your attitude. An enthusiastic, nurturing and positive attitude can keep you younger.

From a physical fitness perspective, the following questions are pertinent

7. Do you exercise regularly and eat healthy for the most part? Yes/No

8. Can you run up a flight of stairs and not be completely winded at the end (or middle) of it? Yes/No (Indicates cardio vascular endurance or stamina)

9. Can you touch the floor standing up without bending the knees? Yes/No (Indicates the flexibility of the hamstring muscles at the back of the thighs and lower back, which tend to get tighter with age. Stretching regularly keeps all the muscles limber.)

10. How many proper push-ups and squats can you do? This varies with fitness levels. Increasing the number of push-ups and squats can help improve your strength.

11. How fast can you walk a mile? How quickly do you recover from the exertion? (see box for answer)

12. What is your fat percentage? (see box for answer)