Question by  worker3122 (12)

What's the difference between your chronological age and your physical age?


Answer by  John (9008)

Your chronological age is how long you have been alive. Your physical age is how your body is functioning, as measured for an average person of a given age. Thus, if you are young but in poor health, your physical age can be much older than your chronological one.


Answer by  Ann10 (13)

Your chronological age is your actual age--the number you reply with when someone asks "How old are you? ". Your 'physical age' is how you compare physically to the average person of your chronological age. Factors such as being overweight will make your physical age 'older' compared to that 'average', while being trim would likely make your physical age 'younger'.


Answer by  tamarawilhite (17883)

The chronological age is your actual, numeric age. It is how long it has been since your birth. Physical age is how old your body is compared to its actual age. More wear and tear, drug and alcohol use, physical injuries and tobacco consumption all artificially age the body to a higher "age" than physical age, reducing life expectancy.


Answer by  jessyjuan (290)

Your chronological age is how many years old you are, calculated from birth. Your physical age is determined by your performance is several physical tasks and how well you do.

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