Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Life Expectancy

I got this from a post a blogger friend did on her site. I thought it was really interesting, so I copied it. Basically, this Dr. Perls dude was on the Dr. Oz show and talked about your life expectancy. He has this calculator/questionaire that you can take on his website: http://www.livingto100.com/ and it will calculate how old you will live.  Mine said 97, but if I improve on the below suggestions, I can add more years to my life.  I don't know how accurate it is, but it was kinda neat none the less.  Thought some of you might enjoy.

+ 0.25: You noted that you don't manage your stress as well as you could. Do a better job and you could add a quarter of a year to your life expectancy.
+ 0.5:  Cutting back on your hours at work, approaching, if you can, 40 or fewer hours, could add half a year to your longevity.
+ 0.5: Minimizing or cutting out your caffeinated coffee consumption completely could provide you with about half a year more in life expectancy.
+ 2.0: If it is ok with your doctor, taking an 81 mg aspirin every day improves your hear and brain health and could help you delay or escape a heart attack or stroke. Taking an aspirin each day, preferably in the evening, could add 2 years to your life expectancy.
+ 1.0: There is a clear link between the inflammation of gum disease and heart disease. Do a good job of flossing daily and you could add a year to your life expectancy.
+ 5.0: Increasing your exercise regimen to 4 days a week could add a year and a half, to 5 days a week could add 3 years, to 6 or 7 days a week could add 5 years to your life expectancy.
+ 1.5: Getting your blood pressure checked annually could add a year and a half to your life expectancy.
+ 0.5: Getting your blood sugar checked could add half a year to your life expectancy.


  1. I'll have to take this - although i don't want to live to be really old! Ha! :)

  2. I did this and received a 96. Not bad! I got the same suggestion of cutting out caffeine...that's probably not going to happen. :) Thanks for sharing!

  3. Well shit - if it asks about caffeine I'm not even gonna take this. I'll just continue to live in denial...yes, yes...it's nice here in denial land. Oh and I love you. Did I mention that?


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