Closed Thread
 
Thread Tools
Old 01-16-2003, 09:08 AM   #1  
1/2 Marathon May 15 2011
Thread Starter
 
Charbar's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2001
Location: Green Bay, WI
Posts: 2,420

S/C/G: see ticker

Height: 5'0"

Default How long will you live?

Ouch. this is an eye opener - me? 67 - I don't like that number

Calculate Your Life Expectancy!

While there is no sure way to calculate your life expectancy, there are certain guidelines that can give you rough estimates. If you are between 25 and 65 years of age and reasonably healthy, this test provides a statistical view of your life expectancy.

Start with the number 72

If you are male, subtract 3.
If you are female, add 4.
If you live in an urban area with the population over 2 million, subtract 2.
If a grandparent lived to age 85 or over, add 6.
If all four grandparents lived to age 80 or over, add 6.
If either parent died of a stroke or heart attack before 50, subtract 4.
If a family member under 50 has (or had) cancer, a heart condition, or diabetes, subtract 2.
As an individual, do you earn over $60,000 a year? subtract 2.
If you finished college, add 1.
If you have a graduate or professional degree, add 2 more.
If you are 65 or over and still working, add 3.
If you live with a spouse or friend, add 5.
If you live alone, subtract 1 for every 10 years alone since age 25.
If you work behind a desk, subtract 3.
If your work requires heavy physical labor, add 3.
If you exercise strenuously three to five times a week, add 3.
Do you sleep more than 10 hours each night? Subtract 4.
Are you intense? Aggressive? Easily angered? Subtract 3.
Are you easy-going and relaxed? Add 3.
Are you happy? Add 1. Unhappy? Subtract 2.
Have you had a speeding ticket in the last year? Subtract 1.
Do you smoke more than two packs a day? Subtract 8. One or two packs? Subtract 6. One - half to one pack? Subtract 3.
Do you drink the equivalent of two drinks of hard liquor a day? Subtract 1.
Are you overweight? By 50 lbs., Subtract 8. By 30-50 lbs, Subtract 4. By 10-30 lbs., Subtract 2.
Are you a man over 40 and have annual checkups? Add 2.
If you are a woman and see a gynecologist once a year, add 2.
If you are between 30 and 40, add 2.
If you are between 40 and 50, add 3.
If you are between 50 and 70, add 4.
If you are over 70, add 5.

Now total it all up and you'll have a rough estimate of how long you can expect to live.
Charbar is offline  
Old 01-16-2003, 09:38 AM   #2  
Jen
Senior Member
 
Jen's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 1999
Location: Ontario, Canada
Posts: 2,589

Height: 5'3"

Default

Interesting, though I have heard on the news that being overweight will reduce your life expectancy by more than the numbers you have here.
Jen is offline  
Old 01-16-2003, 10:04 AM   #3  
Future marathon runner
 
Raelynn's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2002
Location: Alberta, Canada
Posts: 817

S/C/G: 310/185/Where my body takes me

Height: 5'8"

Default

I am going to live to be 75 I'm happy with that
Raelynn is offline  
Old 01-16-2003, 10:04 AM   #4  
Losin It For GOOD!
 
BA99TJ's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2002
Location: Massachusetts
Posts: 1,131

Default

I'll live to 77! how about you?
BA99TJ is offline  
Old 01-16-2003, 10:09 AM   #5  
1/2 Marathon May 15 2011
Thread Starter
 
Charbar's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2001
Location: Green Bay, WI
Posts: 2,420

S/C/G: see ticker

Height: 5'0"

Default

Jen.. this was just for fun.. so the numbers might not be accurate.

what am i doing wrong? maybe I should have said yes to exercise, that would give me 3 years. Do you all have old grandparents or something?
Charbar is offline  
Old 01-16-2003, 10:13 AM   #6  
Losin It For GOOD!
 
BA99TJ's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2002
Location: Massachusetts
Posts: 1,131

Default

I do have old grandparents, so maybe that's helping. Also only history of cancer in my family was after age 75! No smoking, no drinking, see the obgyn...
BA99TJ is offline  
Old 01-16-2003, 10:24 AM   #7  
Senior Member
 
snowball1's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2002
Location: Nebraska, USA
Posts: 516

Default

I'll live to 80 according to this. However, if I do this using the information from a year ago, I would have only lived to 68. How's that for incentive!
snowball1 is offline  
Old 01-16-2003, 10:36 AM   #8  
Junior Member
 
Sandiemcr's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2003
Location: Ontario, Canada
Posts: 20

Default

Wow. Freaky. According to this, I'll live to see 64. That's how old my Mom was when she died.

Sandie
Sandiemcr is offline  
Old 01-16-2003, 11:29 AM   #9  
Senior Member
 
Inca's Momma's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2001
Location: Greensboro, North Carolina
Posts: 673

Default

Ummmm I have to be the oddball only 61 YIKES.
Inca's Momma is offline  
Old 01-16-2003, 11:37 AM   #10  
having Senior Moments
 
soiley's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2002
Location: desert southwest
Posts: 339

S/C/G: 265/ticker/145

Height: 5'4"

Default

Don't worry Kim - according to this, I should have died last year at age 56. But then all my grandparents were dead before or shortly after I was born, and both my parents had heart disease before age 50, so besides my weight and inactivity I have genetics against me.
soiley is offline  
Old 01-16-2003, 01:36 PM   #11  
Senior Member
 
AngiKL's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2002
Posts: 587

Default

OK. Maybe I win? Mine was 81! My grandparents live forever. . .

I'm sure this is not that accurate, but to think about my getting down to goal adding more than EIGHT YEARS to my life - that's motivating!

angi
AngiKL is offline  
Old 01-16-2003, 02:25 PM   #12  
Senior Member
 
anagram's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2000
Posts: 2,779

Default

I came up with an 81 as well. I was steaming right along until I came to the obesity part. I only subtracted the 8 they mention but I'm more than 50 lbs overweight so probably would lose a few more years that way. So when I get down to ONLY 50 lbs overweight, I'll have more confidence in 81.
anagram is offline  
Old 01-16-2003, 02:33 PM   #13  
Senior Member
 
anagram's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2000
Posts: 2,779

Default

And I'm lousy at math - I redid it several times till I came up with 85 more than twice. So believe me, I'm happy with that. My Mom is currently 86.
anagram is offline  
Old 01-16-2003, 05:09 PM   #14  
Slowly going crazy!
 
Join Date: May 2000
Posts: 140

Default

Oooh...I got an 89! ! ! !
I'm gonna out live ya'll *ROTFL*...
Gosh I hope I keep my sanity the whole time. (as well as keep my bladder under control at that age as well)
csbutton is offline  
Old 01-16-2003, 05:23 PM   #15  
Beauty, Brawn and Brains!
 
Goddess Jessica's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2002
Location: California
Posts: 3,010

S/C/G: 298(O)/268.2(RS)/247.9.0/175.0

Height: 5'9''

Default

60... man, I am screwed.
Goddess Jessica is offline  
Closed Thread

Related Topics
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Where do you live? MaWhit General chatter 82 01-16-2007 05:49 AM
how long? annonymous_girl Weight Loss Support 42 04-24-2006 11:59 PM
Getting started - how long/often? Amberoo Exercise! 13 04-06-2005 04:03 PM


Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off



All times are GMT -4. The time now is 12:44 PM.


We are a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for us to earn fees by linking to Amazon.com and affiliated sites.