Our chronological age is unalterable. Therefore, it has little significance on how you feel or experience. Chronological age is merely a number on one's lifespan. The only significance it has on the aging process is psychological: it is a subjective experience of how old you feel. For some people in their sixties, they report that they feel better than they did two decades ago; for others, they feel they are degenerating too fast, as if they were in their seventies or eighties. Chronological age is merely your subjective experience of how old you feel.
Our biological age is a measurement of how old we are according to our physiological performance. Your biological age is a true indication of how old you feel and look. Cosmetics and plastic surgeries may mask the ravages of time, but they cannot disguise the malfunctioning of your physiological systems. Your biological age is based on the average population of people who have the same chronological age that you have. In other words, it is a direct comparison of how you look and feel in reference to an average individual of the same age group.
How to stop biological aging?
Your biological clock is solely responsible for how old you feel and look. If it ticks faster, then you age faster, and vice-versa. It is just that simple. Therefore, if you are concerned about your aging, stop or at least slow down your biological clock. To stop biological aging, you have to understand the physiological actors responsible for the ticking of your biological clock.
Here are some of the physiological factors of biological aging.
Watch your numbers indicating your blood pressure and cholesterol levels. They may significantly affect your heart health. A healthy heart efficiently pumps blood into your body organs and tissues, providing them with oxygen and nutrients, and therefore responsible for their overall wellness. In addition, a healthy heart means a healthy brain, which controls your thoughts and actions, which influence your lifestyle. A healthy heart and a healthy mind play a pivotal role in biological aging.
In addition to brain and heart health, control and manage your body weight. An ideal body weight contributes to an ideal body shape. A distorted body shape has an adverse psychological impact on aging: it makes you not only look but also feel old. If you are obese, you don't feel like moving, and that affects your aerobic capacity, reducing in rapid loss of muscle mass and muscle strength, and thus forming a vicious circle of accelerated ticking of the biological clock. Regular exercise not only increases bone density but also regulates blood sugar and body metabolism rate. They help defer the aging process by avoiding immobility due to bone fracture and preventing the early onset of age-related diabetes.