You might look great on the outside, but have you ever wondered how old you are on the inside?
We’re not saying you aren’t still fabulous or anything, but certain negative lifestyle choices like smoking, drinking, inactivity and poor diet can all affect the body in ways that can’t necessarily be seen (it could also explain why your grandmother can get up a flight of stairs faster than you can).
That’s why Vancouver company VitalSines created the iHeart – a tiny device that clips onto your finger that can tell you how old your body really is. To do that, the iHeart measures your finger’s pulse wave to determine something called aortic stiffness, which according to the company’s website, is a “powerful indicator of your overall health.” Your largest artery will stiffen naturally as you age, but poor diet and exercise habits can fast-forward that process, leading to an early grave.
To get a reading, all you have to do is snap on the device for 30 seconds, and then it will send your health information via bluetooth to an app on your smartphone or tablet. You can also use it at certain strategic times like before and after a workout, to see how positive choices can affect your body.
Unfortunately, the news you get isn’t always good. A 70-year-old man in the video above tried it out and came up as having the body of someone closer to age 79. But at least it can give you the wake up call you need to start making better choices, and ultimately live longer.
If you want one yourself, you can pre-order the iHeart now for $99.99 (reg. $149.99) and it will be shipped out on Feb. 1 2015.
But at least now when you tell people you’re actually 25, you can mean it. Check out the video above.