Keys to Staying Young #6: Calculate Your Real Age

#6 Check Out Realage.com. Calculate your physical age, based on your health risks and lifestyle choices. It may give you a better age than the calendar and it’s based on medical science rather than the preferred methods used by most over 30: fantasy and denial.

This website will also show you what a difference a healthy diet, regular exercise and a supportive social network of friends can support your health and promote longevity.

Of course, it will also show you how bad lifestyle choices, such as smoking, can shorten your life.

Next: See With the Eyes of a Child

This Friday, October 21st at 7 pm, as part of the Tapestry Foundation for Health Care’s Dialogue on Aging Public Presentation Series, I will be speaking on “The Positive Potential of Caregiving: Surviving, Thriving & Finding Meaning” at the Norman Rothstein Theatre 950 West 41st Avenue (at Oak Street) in Vancouver.

Caring for a loved one is a special challenge. I will present a caregiver’s guide to healthcare: the challenges of caregiving, care of the caregiver, seeing the whole person and finding meaning as we weave together the tapestry of our lives. You can register for this free presentation online http://www.tapestryfoundation.ca or by phone 604-877-8335.

For more on healthy living and positive change, listen to my Positive Potential Medicine podcast at wgrnradio.

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About Davidicus Wong

I am a family physician. I write a weekly newspaper column, Healthwise for the Vancouver Courier, Burnaby Now, Royal City Record and Richmond News.
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