# How do I calculate my fitness level?

## How do I calculate my fitness level?

Here’s how:

1. Place a yardstick on the floor.
2. Place the soles of your feet even with the 15-inch (38-centimeter) mark on the yardstick.
3. Slowly reach forward as far as you can, exhaling as you reach and holding the position for at least 1 second.
4. Note the distance you reached.
5. Repeat the test two more times.

### How do I calculate my fitness age?

Your fitness age is based on how much exercise you do, your waist measurement, and resting heart rate which sums up how well your body delivers oxygen to the cells – a measurement called VO2 max. Here is the good news, unlike your actual age; your fitness age can decrease.

How do I estimate my VO2 max?

Divide your maximum heart rate by your resting heart rate, then multiply the result by 15.3 to get your VO2 max. For example, if your resting heart rate is 85 beats per minute and your maximum heart rate is 200 beats per minute, you would divide 200 by 85 and get 2.35.

What is my fitness age VO2max?

It is an easy way to be aware of your fitness level. For example, if a woman’s VO2max is 35 ml/kg/min, her Fitness Age is 43 years, because an average 43 year old woman has a VO2max of 35 ml/kg/min.

## How do I work out my biological age?

1. The biological age only denotes how your body has aged health-wise compared to your chronological age.
2. You can calculate your biological age using an online questionnaire like the Activ Age Calculator.
3. You can start with a goal of walking for an hour or completing 10,000 steps every day.

### Is 40 a good VO2 max?

These are the ranges of VO2max that researchers have identified in the general population. This is where things can get tricky. Similar VO2max results can mean different things for different people. A VO2max of 40 can be excellent for one person, good for another, and only fair for a third.

What is a healthy VO2 max?

The average sedentary (inactive) male achieves a VO2 max of about 35 to 40 mL/kg/min, and the average sedentary female scores approximately 27 to 30 mL/kg/min. A good VO2 max for a 25-year-old male is 42.5-46.4 mL/kg/min, while a good value for a 25-year-old female is 33.0-36.9 mL/kg/min.