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What is your fitness age?

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What is your fitness age?

What's your fitness age
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Do you struggle to climb the stairs or walk up a hill?
Now there’s a website that will show if you really are old beyond your years – by calculating your true fitness age.
By putting in simple measurements such as how much exercise you do, your waist measurement and resting heart rate, the website calculates how well your body delivers oxygen to the cells – a measurement called VO2 max.

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Researchers at the Norwegian University of Science and Technology found that putting just five measurements - waist circumference; resting heart rate; frequency and intensity of exercise; age; and sex - into an programme helped them predict a person’s VO2 max quite accurately.

Take the test here.
My VO2MAX is 43 and my fitness age is 51!
That's a shock to me as I expected my fitness age to be a lot higher Cheesy

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Your VO2MAX is calculated to be
58
and your estimated "fitness age" is
younger than 20

Hmm. 
Very interesting!  www.movescount.com reckons my VO2 Max is 56ml/kg/min based on my recent Sheffield 10k run... so not so bad!  (I only got 44 ml/kg/min based on the marathon run though!)
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Re: What is your fitness age?

It seems to relate closely to waist measurement and not much else which is a load of tripe as there is no reference to height or chest/hip measurement
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Re: What is your fitness age?

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Your VO2MAX is calculated to be
66
and your estimated "fitness age" is
younger than 20

Me.. younger than 20 fitness wise. I struggle to kneel down on the floor!
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Re: What is your fitness age?

Your VO2MAX is calculated to be 40
and your estimated "fitness age" is 61
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Razer
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Re: What is your fitness age?

Like so many other things that involve putting people into boxes and stating they are or should fit into any one particular box, it is a load of rubbish.
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Re: What is your fitness age?

Very true Razer.
My fitage definitely isn't below 20. At the moment I feel like a bloke in his 50s lol. Not funny having medical problems.
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Re: What is your fitness age?

VO2MAX: 46
Fitness Age: 46
I am: 47.5
I feel like am: 55
Roll eyes
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Re: What is your fitness age?

Cool Urm you want that answer in Dog Years or Hexidecimal?
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Lol stuff the numbers, here is my fit age: Knackered.  Cry
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Re: What is your fitness age?

VO2Max: 33
Fit age: >75  Embarrassed  Grin  Cry
Actual age:59
I had my VO2Max measured properly at 32 about 4 years ago on a treadmill test, when my heart rate peaked at 182  Shocked