How Long Will You Live?

June 11, 2007

I just took this quiz that estimates your life expectancy. Mine is 89 years! That’s pretty good, but I also found that I can:

>Add 2 years to my life by lessening my sources of stress
>Add 2 years to my life by taking 81 mg of aspirin every day
>Add 4 years to my life by eliminating fast foods from my diet
>Add 1/2 a year to my life by cutting out unhealthy snacks
>Add 5 years to my life by increasing my exercise regimen to 6-7 days a week
>Add 1/2 a year to my life by getting appropriate blood tests annually
>Add 1/2 a year to my life by getting my blood sugar checked

If I did all this I could live to be 103.5 years old! Then again, I could drop dead before the end of the day. Regardless, let’s analyze my situation:

1. My current sources of stress are school and finances. In one year I’ll be done with school and I’ll be making the big bucks. Therefore I will have no more stress in my life.
2. I don’t think the aspirin really pertains to me at 25 years old. Maybe when I reach 30 I’ll start taking it.
3. I had McDonald’s last night. But! I had the apple dippers instead of fries and apple juice instead of Coke! So that’s something, right?
4. Is 5 scoops of ice cream with chocolate syrup unhealthy?
5. Well I can tell you right now that the 7 days a week suggestion is not going to happen. I’m exercising 3 days a week right now, so maybe I’ll just start with moving it up to 4. Two days with soccer games, and then a day of bike riding and a day of yoga should do it. Yoga totally counts.
6-7. These two can be combined. I hate having my blood drawn, but I think I could handle it once a year.

What’s your life expectancy? What’s the major way in which you could increase it?

Posted in: health, exercise, health, personal, me

Comments on How Long Will You Live?

  1. 1

    From Katy:

    I’m also at 89 years. I need to cut fast food the rest of the way out and work out five days a week.

  2. 2

    From Erica B:

    Looks like I’ll live until 98, plus additional years if I make a few changes–like just remembering what my cholesterol and blood pressure readings were!

  3. 3

    From Bill:

    Maybe I should make some changes. I took the quiz and my results said don’t buy green bananas.

  4. 4

    From Doc:

    74 years. getting married or finding a life partner would add three years to that, but that would add a lot of stress, so really, that’s only going to be good for one extra year.

    since i’m feeling unusually optimistic about the whole “getting married” thing, let me just go ahead and reserve July 4th, 2056 for my death.

    while i’m at it…i’m going to have my ashes shot out of a cannon from the top of a 153-foot tall tower with the futurama head of bob dylan caterwaling hey mister tambourine man, just like at hunter s. thompson’s funeral.

  5. 5

    From Doc:

    well, not quite like at hunter s. thompson’s funeral. bob dylan did not yet have a futurama head when hst died, so i think johnny depp brought a personal boom box from home.

  6. 6

    From Katy:

    Thanks lady. It’s good to be writing again. I can breath now. Stay tuned for more Office bloggity goodness.

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