It is calculated by comparing your current VO2 max fitness level to the normal values of people of different ages within your same gender. As we age, our cardiorespiratory fitness typically declines. However, this loss of performance ability can be slowed and even reversed, to an extent, with regular physical activity.
How do I determine my fitness level?
These six tests are often used to help determine fitness level.
- A flexibility test, such as the sit and reach.
- An endurance test, such as the Cooper test.
- An upper body strength test, such as the push-up test.
- A core strength test, such as the plank test.
- A target heart rate test.
- A body size calculation, such as weight.
How accurate is fitness age?
If your VO2max is below average for your age group, your fitness age is older than your actual age and vice versa. If you have a good capacity for aerobic endurance, you might be much younger than your driver's license says. A 30-year old can have a fitness age between 20 and 79, depending on VO2max.
What is meant by fitness age?
Fitness age is an estimate of how fit you are compared to your actual age. Consider the fitness age value a helpful reminder that healthy choices and regular physical activity can help you feel fresh and revitalised.
How do I lower my fitness age?
“If you can find a balanced lifestyle that works for you where you get a quality night's sleep, hit the gym regularly, do a combo of strength and cardio work, generally eat balanced, healthy snacks and meals, and drink enough water, your fitness age will decrease,” Boross-Harmer says.
What does fitness age prediction mean?
Available on select Garmin devices, Fitness Age is an estimate of how fit you are compared to your actual age. Compatible Garmin devices will measure your Fitness Age differently, depending on which device you have.