Gini Nelson\’s Engaging Conflicts

March 29, 2006

Conflict, Stress and the Free “RealAge” Test

Filed under: Health, Conflict and Stress — Gini @ 11:38 pm
Michael F. Roisen, M.D. and Mehmet C. Oz, M.D. are frequent guests on the talk show circuit with entertaining and informative programs delivering clear, science-based recommendations for immediately improving our health and the quality of our lives. They are associated with RealAge, Inc., which identifies itself as "a consumer-health media company and provider of personalized health information and management tools." The website offers many health tools, including a highly-personalized on-line exam to determine your "RealAge", defined as "the biological age of your body, based on lifestyle, genetics, and medical history. Depending on how well you take care of yourself, your RealAge might be years younger — or older — than the calendar indicates as contrasted with your chronological age."
Reducing stress is one of their "Top 12 Ways To Make Your RealAge Younger." They conclude that "[i]n highly stressful times, your RealAge can be as much as 32 years older than your calendar age. By building strong social networks and adopting stress-reduction strategies, you can erase 30 of those 32 years of aging caused by stress." For more information about stress and stress strategies, and to take the free on-line RealAge test, go to the following website, clicking where highlighted (the excerpt is from the website):

taking the patented RealAge test for free. Once you know your RealAge, you’ll receive personalized recommendations, health information, and solutions to help make your RealAge younger. Science is increasingly showing that certain health choices can slow and perhaps even reverse the rate of aging. Even choices made late in life make a difference. For example, people who exercise early in life, but quit, may show no longevity benefit. In contrast, people who start exercising in their 50s and 60s, or even later, show considerable benefit.

P.S. Here's what they say about the science behind their work:

Is RealAge scientifically valid?
RealAge Answer:
RealAge is not new science; RealAge is a way of interpreting and presenting already established science. We rely on the most up-to-date, high-quality scientific studies in every field relevant to preventive medicine. All health information we use has been published in well-respected, peer-reviewed journals and is widely accepted within the scientific community.RealAge experts reviewed the scientific literature, looking at those health behaviors and choices that affect mortality risk, or, as we like to say, rate of aging. Every RealAge action step we suggest for each person at the end of the RealAge test has been shown to affect the rate of aging in several scientific studies. All of the studies used are human studies.

P.S.S. A simple search at their website (using only one search term, “stress”) came up with five pages of related articles – here’s the link to the saved search:

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