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It says my life expectancy is 88 years......I can dig that.....

I answered honestly about all my sweets and simple sugars too.....its not quite as comprehensive as I thought originally but still fun!

Try it!
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85 years, here. Sounds fine to me.

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This was really cool -- thanks for posting it!
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91 years - I'm happy with that
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Yikes- mine is only to 76!

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104 years old here! This isn't surprising as all the women in my family live to 100+.

Here's what the calculator suggested for me:

PERSONAL: + 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
+ 2.0 Cutting back 1 day a week of work to 6 days a week could add 1 year of life to your longevity and going to 5 days a week could add 2 years!


I am a stay at homeschooling mom & wife. Not quite sure how they would have me cut back on my hours! I am not stressed by my "work" so this is pretty silly for me.

LIFESTYLE: + 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, perferably in the evening, could add 2 years to your life expectancy.

+ 0.5 Ultraviolet rays present in sunlight and tanning beds greatly increase your risk of skin cancer, including melanoma. They also increase wrinkles. It is good that you are already decreasing your sun exposure. Doing so consistently could add half a year to your life expectancy.


I don't believe in aspirin therapy without cause, so the first is something I wouldn't do.

NUTRITION: + 0.5 Osteoporosis (brittle bones) is a terrible disease that becomes more common with older age. Among the important ways to prevent osteoprosis, it is important to have adequate amounts of calcium in your diet. Add more dairy products to your diet or take 1500 mg of calcium a day. Doing so could add a half a year to your life expectancy.

+ 0.5 Unhealthy snacks lead to wait gain and less nutritious meals. While you are doing a better job staying away from these than many, you could still add half a year by cutting these snacks out of your diet.


Broken bones do not run in my family either, I think osteoporosis is overblown. I like the snacks I eat that are not good for me. I eat more good stuff than bad.

MEDICAL: + 0.5 Getting your blood sugar checked could add half a year to your life expectancy

I had mine checked recently. I don't remember the results, but they were not worrisome at all.

So, I could live another 6.5 years if I follow their suggestions! Wow, I could live to 110.5! Why would I WANT to??!!
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78 years for me. Too much stress and not enough exercise.

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79 years. Too fat, too much bad food and too much work (SAHM)
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94 years!

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84 for me. that's not bad considering my answers!

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Mine is 87. And since I am obese, I even chose the option that said that I eat too much to lose weight. They told me I could gain 2 years if I lost and maintained a healthy weight.

They didn't ask me about my exposure to second hand smoke as a kid, or whether or not I was breastfed. I thought the part about when I last had a child without fertility technology was interesting. Is that predictive of longevity in some way?

I lied about flossing every day, though. It is really more like every other day, every 3 days. But I'll start daily, I swear!
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87...gotta cut down on the stress and up the work outs..but I knew that already
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76 years for me.

Here is how you can add years to your life expectancy:

+ 0.75 You noted that you manage your stress poorly. Do a significantly better job and you could add three quarters of a year to your life expectancy
+ 2.0 You have noted that you lead a fairly stressful life. Identifying and lessening the sources of your stress, if you can, could add one-two years to your life depending upon just how much of a change you are able to make.
+ 1.0 Cutting back on your hours at work, approaching, if you can, 40 or fewer hours, could add a year to your longevity

+ 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, perferably in the evening, could add 2 years to your life expectancy.
+ 0.5 Ultraviolet rays present in sunlight and tanning beds greatly increase your risk of skin cancer, including melanoma. They also increase wrinkles. It is good that you are already decreasing your sun exposure. Doing so consistently could add half a year 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.

+ 1.0 The more you can get fast foods out of your diet the better. While you are already doing a pretty good job of doing so, completely removing fast oods from your diet could add a year to your life expectancy
+ 0.5 Osteoporosis (brittle bones) is a terrible disease that becomes more common with older age. Among the important ways to prevent osteoprosis, it is important to have adequate amounts of calcium in your diet. Add more dairy products to your diet or take 1500 mg of calcium a day. Doing so could add a half a year to your life expectancy.
+ 0.5 Cutting back sweets in your diet to 1-2 times per week or less could add half a year to your life expectancy
+ 2.0 Changing your daily dietary intake so that you get to and maintain a healthy weight could add two years to your life expectancy

+ 1.0 Examining yourself for cancer could add a year to your life expectancy
+ 0.5 Being in touch with your health care provider annually is very important to your strategy to screen for and prevent illness. Getting the appropriate blood tests on a regular basis could add a half a year
+ 1.0 Decreasing your systolic blood pressure (the first of the two numbers) to 120 or even lower could add 1 year to your life expectancy
+ 1.0 Decreasing your diastolic blood pressure (the second of the two numbers) to less than 80 or even lower could add 1 year to your life expectancy
+ 0.5 Getting your blood sugar checked could add half a year to your life expectancy

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82 years for me! Wow...I'm surprised. I deal with chronic illnesses everyday so I though for sure that it would be smaller than that..but hey whatever!

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Well, I tried taking it for my mom who is 80, and that was disappointing. It said her calculated life expectancy falls below or at her current age.
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Ugh. Mine was 86, but my dh's (to the best of my ability answering for him) was only 67. I was just telling him last night that he needs to start taking care of himself.

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I got 82 years, but I had issues with some of the wording of the questions.

What's the link between gum disease and heart disease? Can flossing daily really help your heart???

Here is how you can add years to your life expectancy:
+ 0.75 You noted that you manage your stress poorly. Do a significantly better job and you could add three quarters of a year to your life expectancy
+ 2.0 You have noted that you lead a fairly stressful life. Identifying and lessening the sources of your stress, if you can, could add one-two years to your life depending upon just how much of a change you are able to make.
+ 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, perferably 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.
+ 1.0 Red meat is the primary source of potentially life-shortening iron. Cutting back your read meat consumption to 1-2 days per week or less could add 1 year to your life expectancy
+ 0.5 Cutting back sweets in your diet to 1-2 times per week or less could add half a year to your life expectancy
+ 2.0 Changing your daily dietary intake so that you get to and maintain a healthy weight could add two years to your life expectancy
+ 0.5 Being in touch with your health care provider annually is very important to your strategy to screen for and prevent illness. Getting the appropriate blood tests on a regular basis could add a half a year
+ 1.0 Decreasing your diastolic blood pressure (the second of the two numbers) to less than 80 or even lower could add 1 year to your life expectancy
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Sounds about right based on family averages...though I had several great aunts live into their mid to late 90s...

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+ 2.0 You have noted that you lead a fairly stressful life. Identifying and lessening the sources of your stress, if you can, could add one-two years to your life depending upon just how much of a change you are able to make.
+ 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
+ 2.0 Cutting back 1 day a week of work to 6 days a week could add 1 year of life to your longevity and going to 5 days a week could add 2 years!


I take issue with all of these - I answered that I worked 12-16 hours a day, 7 days a week because it said to include stay-at-home parenting; I work at home 37 hours a week, and parent the kids all day until DH comes home, and do about 75% of the weekend parenting, by including that as directed, I work a ton...but it's not always stressful; in fact, it's mostly not stressful. I enjoy my job, and enjoy parenting.


+ 1.0 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. It is best to take the aspirin every day rather than your occasional habit of taking aspirin. Taking an aspirin each day, perferably in the evening, could add another year to your life expectancy.
+ 0.5 Ultraviolet rays present in sunlight and tanning beds greatly increase your risk of skin cancer, including melanoma. They also increase wrinkles. It is good that you are already decreasing your sun exposure. Doing so consistently could add half a year 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.


Not into taking an aspirin a day at this point in my life...sure, I could use sunscreen every day every time I go out; I get it about 50% of the time on a daily non-summer basis, but always during the summer...and yeah, I totally should floss more.

+ 1.0 The more you can get fast foods out of your diet the better. With your current consumption, completely removing fast oods from your diet could add 1 year to your life expectancy
+ 0.5 Unhealthy snacks lead to wait gain and less nutritious meals. While you are doing a better job staying away from these than many, you could still add half a year by cutting these snacks out of your diet.
+ 1.0 Cutting back sweets in your diet to 1-2 times per week or less could add a year to your life expectancy
+ 2.0 Changing your daily dietary intake so that you get to and maintain a healthy weight could add two years to your life expectancy
+ 1.0 Iron is likely an age-accelerator and increases risk for age-related diseases. Stopping your iron supplement could add a year to your life expectancy

Yeah - um, I'm a foodie....not likely to change a whole lot here :

+ 1.0 Decreasing your diastolic blood pressure (the second of the two numbers) to less than 80 or even lower could add 1 year to your life expectancy Yep - this has to do with weight, I'm sure. I could stand to lose 40-50 pounds, for sure.

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84. I need to exercise more.

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84. not bad.
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Mine is 89 years. I wonder what would have happened if I could remember my blood pressure and cholesterol etc. My DR. just said it was good and left it as that at my last physical.

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83, but with regular exercise could be 88+
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mine says 77, 81 once eventually stop smoking and do some exercise though

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98 years for me, which would be lovely if dh were around, too. I also didn't know my cholesterol info specifically, but I know it's fine.
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Did this a few months back and got 102. Whew, that's a long time!
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