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# How to Calculate Metabolic Age

by
Emily Ann
Emily Ann has been a writer since 2005 specializing in a variety of topic, including health and fitness. She has experience in broadcast media and wants to bring her knowledge of breaking down complex stories into easy-to-follow articles for the various online publications for which she writes. Ann earned a Bachelor of Arts in broadcast journalism and English.
You're only as old as your metabolic age. Photo Credit Goodshoot/Goodshoot/Getty Images

### Step 1

Write down your measurements. To calculate your metabolic age, you need to know your height, weight and age. For example, a young female might be 26 years old, 5 feet, 6 inches, and weigh 133 lbs.

### Step 2

Find the right tool. There are many ways to calculate your metabolic age, but the best way is to let the experts do it. The website Pure LifeStyle makes it very easy for you to figure out your metabolic age. Find the tabs on the left-hand side of the web page, and choose the calculator tab. Under the calculator tab, choose the metabolic age tab.

### Step 3

Enter your information. Put in the measurements you wrote down earlier into the tabs on the web page. Make sure you put them in the right box. For your weight, you must put 133 lbs. in the pounds box, not the stone box. The pound box is the box on the right. Then put in your height by using both boxes. Put how many feet tall you are in the left box and the inches in the right box.

### Step 4

Compare your age. For example, a 26-year-old female who is 5-feet, 6-inches tall and weighs 133 lbs. has a metabolic age of 27. Ideally, you would like to have a metabolic age that is lower than your actual age, but if it is around the same, it means you are in about the same health as you should be for your age. If your metabolic age is much higher than your actual age, you should see your doctor. You may want to change your exercise or diet plan.

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