Living to 100 | Life Expectancy Calculator Encourages Health

Will our babies end up living to 100?

The Life Expectancy Calculator tells you the same things your doctor would, but it's free. Image from Flikr.

The Life Expectancy Calculator tells you the same things your doctor would, but it's free. Image from Flikr.

The idea that babies born today will end up living to 100 is becoming a popular theory as advances in health education and medical care increase life expectancy. The Living to 100 Life Expectancy Calculator at livingto100.com supports the theory that with the right lifestyle and habits, anyone can end up living to 100.

I wasn’t sure if I liked the idea of the Life Expectancy Calculator at first. I am one of those people who always answers “no” to questions involving knowing when I am going to die. But I decided to check it out.

What is the Life Expectancy Calculator?

The Living to 100 Life Expectancy Calculator asks 40 health-related questions regarding your exercise, sleep and nutrition habits. While I was taking the test, I realized the questions really are just a list of things you can do to stay healthy. I knew what all of the answers were supposed to be. Perhaps if I get debt settlement relief, I’ll be able to give a better answer about the amount of stress in my life.

I knew that if I answered “great!” to the question of how well I sleep I’d get a “higher score” or a longer life expectancy than if I told the truth, “it varies.” So answering the questions for the Life Expectancy Calculator is really a good reminder of which habits are contributing to our health or damaging it. And, of course, not answering the questions accurately really doesn’t do anyone any favors.

Surprising results

Even though I felt that my answers to most of the questions on the Living to 100 Life Expectancy Calculator were not ideal, I still ended up having a life expectancy of 87. I thought that was a pretty good. I could deal with living to 87. However, before you find out your actual life expectancy, the Living to 100 web site says what you can do to add more years to your life.

The feedback from the Life Expectancy calculator also stresses the importance of seeing a doctor, flossing your teeth and talks about your body mass index. For me, the Living to 100 Life Expectancy Calculator made me think of a few small, easy steps I can take to increase my life expectancy and thus my current health. So, in the end, really the Living to 100 web site and the Life Expectancy Calculator only encourages healthy habits. And what could be wrong with that?

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