Friday, November 28, 2003

Look younger, live longer - Take the RealAge test

I enjoyed the well designed questionaire with a neat cumulative score above.

At the end I was told:-

(1)
GRADUALLY WORK UP TO 210 MINUTES OF CARDIOVASCULAR EXERCISES A WEEK

(2)
BEGIN A WEIGHT LOSS PROGRAM THAT YOU CAN SUSTAIN.

(3)
TO RELIEVE THE EFFECTS OF UNAVOIDABLE STRESS IN YOUR LIFE, SPEND MORE TIME BUILDING AND MAINTAINING STRONG, CLOSE RELATIONSHIPS WITH OTHERS.

not exactly new ideas but the program said encouraging things about my dietary habits, which offset my obesity.
It was suggested if I follow their plan,
I will feel 60 in three years time when I am 70 years of age.

(1) I live on the seventh floor of a 10 floor block
stopping using the lift would help with that

(2) my experience of serious weight reduction is it is like being a born again christian, you have to be obsessed which is a high stress situation.

I am not prepared to do that again.

And then weigh and measure every mouthful,
Weight Watchers impress me but I tend to drop out after a couple of months or a change of leader, participating is like visiting another planet but palls.

(3) NOW do web friends email and chat count?

One fault in the questionaire is age of death of father question which is possibly invalid, because he died age 35 at war September 24, 1942 in the HMS Somali sinking, on the other hand being an orphan is an influence on attainment (down) and stress levels (up).


Good web site, and a nicely designed questionaire, but watch out for email questions leading to DAILY spam, you better leave them unckecked.

Hugh Watkins