Saturday, 19 September 2009

This should be motivation enough - I hope

Spurred on by my 'lifecalc' application on my new IPOD i decided to take an in depth life expectancy questionnaire and found this one here to be the most informative as it has given me detailed feedback on how to improve.

These are my results, I have highlighted in bold the main change i could make and how drastic it could be

Your calculated age is: 81
You could live to 104.
How to add years to your life:
Personal
+ 0.5
By living near caring family you could add half a year to your life
+ 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
+ 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
Lifestyle
+ 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.
Nutrition
+ 10.0
Getting your weight down so that you are no longer overwieght could add an additional 10 years to your life expectancy

+ 4.0
The more you can get fast foods out of your diet the better. With your current consumption, removing fast oods from your diet could add 4 years 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.
+ 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
Medical
+ 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
+ 1.5
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

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