Kelly Ripa is defying her age.
The 49-year-old co-host of Live! With Kelly and Ryan revealed on the show earlier this month that a special test — the Epigenetic Aging and Stress test — found her biological age to be 35.
“The Epigenetic test is basically a state-of-the-art technology that measures how your brain and nervous system are functioning, because ultimately that is what controls and coordinates your entire health,” Ripa’s personal nutritionist and longevity expert Dr. Daryl Gioffre tells PEOPLE. “It takes five minutes. It’s painless, your clothes are on and it’s done through a technology called heart rate variability.”
“It measures how you eat, how you think, how you move your body, how you handle stress,” he explains. “It looks at your energy index…Kelly had one of the highest numbers I’ve ever seen.”