| Monday, January 16, 2006
| HOW LONG WILL YOU LIVE?
|An average person living in an industrialized nation has the genetic makeup and environment to enable him or her to live to the age of 87.
Start with 87 years. Depending on your answers to the questions below, add or subtract the appropriate number of years.
Are you optimist? Do you generally approach life with good humor? Are you able to let go of things that are stressful?
If no, subtrct five years. ________
Do you have at least some family members who have lived into their 90s or later? Exceptional longevity runs strongly in the families.
If yes, add ten years. ________
Do you set aside at least 30minutes a day, three days a week to exercise? Muscle-building exercises are particularly important.
If no, subtract five years. _______
Do you do things that are challenging to your brain regularly? It's important to take on activities that are novel and complex. ________
Do you have a diet that keeps you lean? carry extra weight is not conducive to longevity.
If yest, subtract five years._______
GET RID OF SMOKING:
Do you smoke?
If yes, subtract five years. _______
(Source: Adapted from: Living to 100/ abstracted from:TIMEALMANAC with Information Please)
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