Your Chronological Age vs. Your Biological Age

When someone asks you the question, “How old are you?” they are really asking about your chronological age. In other words, they are referring to your age based on the year you were born. But there is a difference between your chronological age and your biological age. As a result, some 50-year-old bodies are actually older than others from a biological perspective.

The rate at which your body ages is impacted by both genetic and environmental factors. In general, the breakdown of the importance of each factor on the way you age is as follows:

  • 30% genetic makeup
  • 70% environmental factors (nutrition, exercise, sleep, stress, etc.)

As a result, the way you live your life has a significant impact on your own personal aging process. This means that you have a tremendous opportunity to make important lifestyle changes that can slow your biological aging process and extend your life.

In particular, these lifestyle changes can impact the length of your telomeres, which are caps at the end of your chromosomes. By making the right lifestyle choices, you can keep your telomeres longer, which will extend your biological age. Conversely, poor lifestyle habits that shorten your telomeres will ultimately lead to a shorter lifespan.

In the following video, Dr. Andre Berger discusses the impact of telomeres on your personal aging process in greater detail.

Dr. Berger offers innovative anti-aging treatments to help you maintain a healthy, youthful body, ensuring that you age gracefully and maintain a better quality of life. During your initial consultation, he'll evaluate your unique needs in order to develop a customized anti-aging treatment plan that will help you maintain a balanced, healthy lifestyle.

Please contact Rejuvalife Vitality Institute using the form on the right side of the page or call 310.856.9173 today to schedule your anti-aging consultation. Dr. Andre Berger serves patients in Beverly Hills and Los Angeles, California.


With over 25 years of experience in the medical field, Dr. Berger has geared his practice towards the soothing and therapeutic side of cosmetic medicine. By specializing in anti-aging treatment along with cosmetic enhancement, his goal is to help each patient live a long, healthy, and beautiful life. Call us, or complete the form on this page.


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