Nearly 3 years ago, I did a life expectancy calculation, based on how I’d changed after 6 months of Crossfit and the Zone Diet. My life expectancy jumped from 75 years to 85 years, which was pretty impressive.
Anyway, I thought I’d repeat the test 3 years on and see what it is now. Here are the results with the bits I’m missing out on apparently:
+ 0.5 Minimizing or cutting out your caffeinated coffee consumption completely could provide you with about half a year more in life expectancy
+ 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.
+ 3.0 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 3 years to your life expectancy
+ 2.0 Increasing your exercise regimen to 5 days a week could add 1 year, to 6 or 7 days a week could add 2 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
+ 0.5 Getting your blood sugar checked could add half a year to your life expectancy
There are certainly some things I don’t agree with there, like taking the aspirin. Check yours out and post back here what it is: http://calculator.livingto100.com/