Not much to report, its an in-between day. I do notice that I have been skipping a lot of my stretching sessions. But stretching is arguably one of the more important aspects of the project. After all, if I don’t attempt to return, physically, to my younger self, I can’t expect it to happen automatically. But certain parts of stretching hurt. Reaching for my toes with my legs together is still a painful act, and my attempts to do the Chinese splits (no, not really close yet), are difficult and scary.
I want to introduce my audience to Steve Horvath who is the inventor of the Horvath Epigenetic Age Clock. His criteria are objectively measurable to produce a “biological age” different from your chronological age, which is a predictor of how much time you have left on this planet. It correlates well, and is repeatable and, indeed, changeable if you focus on activities known to do so.
This is the criteria that I am using for the Tim vs. Aging project. Part of the project is to determine if these are reliable indicators of age, i.e. repeatable, and reliable when conditions (i.e. your own aging plan) warrant a change. This is arguably one of the most important developments in anti-aging science, since otherwise you would have to sit around and wait for your subjects to die! And that may be a long time.
Horvath is very well known and worth knowing about, the video is a bit long but worthwhile. I enjoyed it because it gave me confidence that the people behind the methods of which I am taking advantage are thoughtful and intelligent.