There’s lots of great stuff in this forum about calculating epigenetic age with blood tests/etc. I haven’t seen much here, though, about gauging health/longevity with physical indicators like grip strength, flexibility, balance, natural walking speed, pushup ability (all of which are highly associated with longevity in numerous studies).
Does anyone know if there are any aging tests that include these factors along with the “blood level” type measurements for a better overall indicator of likely lifespan? I know they might be a bit tougher to throw into the mix of an age calculator, but from what I can tell, they are just as reliable when it comes to measuring the likelihood of mortality.
I hope that makes sense to everyone! In addition to my regular jogging & weight training, a few years ago I started doing daily exercises that focus on abilities that are good indicators of longevity. I use a hand grip strength trainer; dead hang from a bar; really extensive stretching for flexibility; balance on one leg; head stands; hold my breath; focus on increasing my average walking speed, etc.
Please let me know your thoughts! I’m certainly no expert, and realize that I might be mistaken in these being reliable indicators for longevity.