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01/13/2007 01:49:01 PM · #1
Dave's thread on smoking cessation got me to thinking about life expectancy in general. I found several calculators on the web but this one seemed to be the best. Calculate your life expectancy, state it, and list the top thing(s) you could change to extend your life:

Link to Calculator

My result: 78
(current age 44)

Biggest factor: cut fast food, add 8 years.
01/13/2007 01:58:32 PM · #2
Mine said 78, too. I should floss more, go to the doctor more, take more aspirin, use sunscreen and stop flipping out.
01/13/2007 02:00:45 PM · #3
Originally posted by strangeghost:

Biggest factor: cut fast food, add 8 years.

That's why I always tell them to take their time when I order at McDonalds.
01/13/2007 02:01:32 PM · #4
Mine said 90. I just need to get married now and I'll live to 93, lol.
01/13/2007 02:02:22 PM · #5
Originally posted by mk:

Mine said 78, too. I should [....] stop flipping out.

Should be pretty common advice around the forums.... <G>
01/13/2007 02:03:49 PM · #6
Originally posted by strangeghost:

Originally posted by mk:

Mine said 78, too. I should [....] stop flipping out.

Should be pretty common advice around the forums.... <G>


I bet DPC takes ten years off a life. And wastes the next ten. ;)
01/13/2007 02:07:07 PM · #7
I can live to 75 I am now 44 and IF that is true I thank the lord for granting me 31 years with my wife.
01/13/2007 02:12:55 PM · #8
84...I've always kind of thought that...talk about a birthday that will really suck!
01/13/2007 02:13:43 PM · #9
I'll be 43 next month, and this test tells me that I'll make it to 71, but could live longer if I:

Cut back on stress
Stop drinking caffinated coffee
Take an aspirin a day
Wear more sunscreen
Floss more
Eat less processed meat
Eat less red meat
Stop taking my multivitamin with iron
Do cancer sel-checks
Get checked for diabetes
Lower my blood pressure (which I always thought was in the normal range)

If I make it to 71, I'll count my blessings. My grandfather died at 48, my dad at 61 and one of my brothers at 56. Family history does not bode well for me.

01/13/2007 02:17:29 PM · #10
Originally posted by mk:

I bet DPC takes ten years off a life. And wastes the next ten. ;)

No doubt! It's like trading our normal lives for dog years.
DPC = Dog Physiology Club
01/13/2007 02:18:10 PM · #11
It said I died 2 years ago.
01/13/2007 02:18:50 PM · #12
Originally posted by mad_brewer:

It said I died 2 years ago.

I was gonna mention something about your appearance... ;-P
01/13/2007 02:23:55 PM · #13
Originally posted by mad_brewer:

It said I died 2 years ago.

Pass on my condolences to your family.
01/13/2007 02:27:53 PM · #14
81 years. Gives me awhile to go I guess.
01/13/2007 04:17:47 PM · #15
I'm 40, it says I'll live to 83.
01/13/2007 04:54:28 PM · #16
I'm 18 and it says I'll live until 90. I need to cut back on the candy :)
01/13/2007 05:00:57 PM · #17
It says I'll live to 66. Too many bad habbits :(
01/13/2007 05:02:17 PM · #18
I'm 26 and it says I can live to 93. +3 if I find a partner and +5 once I start biking into work every day. Looks good to me.
01/13/2007 05:10:15 PM · #19
86. could raise by 3 years if i was married, 2 more if i took aspirin daily (although there aren't recommendations to take aspirin for otherwise healthy people under 40... so i wasn't planning on starting until then), +1 year for flossing, and would go up half a year if i could find an inexpensive multivitamin that doesn't have iron in it.

so an aspirin a day and flossing will have similar long-term benefits for me as getting married...
01/13/2007 05:22:05 PM · #20
81.

I could probably up that number if I wasn't completely overwhelmed by my entire life at the moment. I had my annual check up last week and my NP commented on my acne breakout, which I informed her is how my body reacts to stress. So she asked me what was so stressful in my life. After hearing the list she agreed it was a hell of a lot to be dealing with - and I had even left things out.

The analysis also chastised me for being a bad daughter and living so far away from my family. To which I say "too damn bad", because I have no desire to leave Colorado. I had been considering a move back to Chicago in a few years, but after yesterday's newsflash I think that maintaining my physical distance from certain non-family persons is of paramount importance to my mental health.
01/13/2007 05:29:11 PM · #21
Originally posted by asimchoudhri:

(although there aren't recommendations to take aspirin for otherwise healthy people under 40


The aspirin recommendation is silly. First off I am allergic to it, and my blood pressure is perfect so why would I need to take an aspirin. I look at sites like this just as fun and amusement, you really can't put any stock in it. My mother died at age 58 from cancer, she didn't smoke or drink. Same thing could happen to me!
01/13/2007 05:33:13 PM · #22
96 - I'll be one tough cranky bitch.

Message edited by author 2007-01-13 18:25:51.
01/13/2007 05:36:27 PM · #23
Geeeez 90 yrs...........not sure I want that much more time
01/13/2007 05:37:27 PM · #24
WOOT! 95!
01/13/2007 05:37:32 PM · #25
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