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September 8, 2004 8:30 PM   Subscribe

How long til you buy the farm? • "The Living to 100 Life Expectancy Calculator© was designed to translate what we have learned from studies of centenarians and other longevity research into a practical and empowering tool for individuals to estimate their longevity potential." Wasn't this on a Futurama episode?
posted by dhoyt (29 comments total)
85! Whoo.
posted by Quartermass at 8:55 PM on September 8, 2004

67 if I keep up my current lifestyle.
86 if I make the (few) changes I've been wanting to make.
posted by bashos_frog at 8:57 PM on September 8, 2004

Life Extension Magazine is a great resource to improve your score.

Perhaps you cannot tolerate an aspirin a day because it hurts your stomach or you have a propensity for bleeding. On the other hand, if you really don't have a reason to not take an aspirin a day, consider taking one daily.

Some of their advice borders on dangerous. Healthy people should not be on aspirin therapy.
posted by euphorb at 9:02 PM on September 8, 2004

If I had known I was going to live this long, I would have taken better care of myself. Eubie Blake, 1883-1983. i, ii.
posted by philfromhavelock at 9:22 PM on September 8, 2004

Low to high 90's depending on interpretation of questions/answers. (physically active, non-smoking, appropriately-weighted vegetarian)

I'd better save some money to pay for all that retirement...
posted by NortonDC at 9:25 PM on September 8, 2004

85.5 at my current life style! Horay for quitting coffee and cigarettes (apologies to Jim Jarmusch). Evidenently, I just need to cut back on the sweets and lose 5-10 pounds. I hope giving up chocolate cookies wont be as tough as the butts and java....
posted by Scoo at 9:38 PM on September 8, 2004

100.8...I don't even want to live that long. Maybe I'll take up extreme sports when I retire.
posted by Alison at 9:46 PM on September 8, 2004

Wow. Will you guys buy me a nice grave? I'm going at 72.

Here's the thing though. Living near your family is supposed to reduce stress? Umm, have you met my family?

Also, who cares about the quantity of your life if the quality of your life sucks. Cutting meat and pastries and chocolates and coffee out my life just to be an old sack in a nursing home isn't worth it. On the other hand, Julia Child ate all that meat and butter and lived to be 92. Maybe I'll be ok...
posted by adrober at 10:05 PM on September 8, 2004

I think being trim and active does more to improve my quality of life than salami would.
posted by NortonDC at 10:13 PM on September 8, 2004

According to this, I'll live to 66... that beats my estimates. On my deathbed I plan to order a salami hero from room service.
posted by hashashin at 11:42 PM on September 8, 2004

63. God, 42 more years — don't know that I can handle that. Maybe I should up it to four packs a day and try a coke binge once in a while.
posted by IshmaelGraves at 12:10 AM on September 9, 2004

96, even though I smoke and live in a highly polluted city. Strange. I guess having a grandparent over 94 helps a lot. Thanks grandad!
posted by hazyjane at 2:06 AM on September 9, 2004

Your calculated health span is 100.8 years. Holy crap I'm awesome.

But man, being that old is going to suck without our robot servants.
posted by Lizc at 12:56 PM on September 9, 2004

Your calculated health span is 51.7 years.


I'll go with a smile on my face.
posted by jonmc at 12:57 PM on September 9, 2004

Your calculated health span is 106.3 years. yowza!
i guess being a vegan marathon runner is probably good for me.
(course rock-climbing probably offsets that somewhat).
posted by dolface at 1:00 PM on September 9, 2004

81.3 and I smoke, live in a polluted city, am terribly overweight (according to them; I, and many who know me would disagree on that), eat dessert, drink coffee and live far from my family.

That's plenty of life for me; I think I will continue being happy & not being a health freak. Ahhhh, vindication.
posted by dame at 1:36 PM on September 9, 2004

94.8. personally, i've never really wanted to live past 80. maybe like i'll be like alison... does an extreme rocking chair sport exist?
posted by xmattxfx at 1:45 PM on September 9, 2004

Your calculated health span is 109.2 years

what the hell...!? i need to start being bad, immediately.
posted by t r a c y at 1:51 PM on September 9, 2004

51.7? Damn jonmc. I'm going to make it to 61! Wait a minute... oh crap...
posted by AstroGuy at 1:59 PM on September 9, 2004

24! Crap, that's next year!
posted by crazy finger at 2:08 PM on September 9, 2004

i'm suppose to be 90.+
i'm gonna negotiate down to 69 and sell
posted by ethylene at 2:08 PM on September 9, 2004

Like I don't have enough anxieties already without knowing this answer! No way am I clikcing through. F U dhoyt.
posted by billsaysthis at 3:41 PM on September 9, 2004

I was quite pleased to score 98.6, but my alter ego Davina was shocked to score 132.1
posted by daveg at 4:08 PM on September 9, 2004

64.5 and the thing lectures me about my alcohol intake. Whatever.
posted by elwoodwiles at 4:55 PM on September 9, 2004

Holy shit: melanoma is scary as hell. I'm never sleeping again.
posted by crazy finger at 7:33 PM on September 9, 2004

86.7 -- crikey. That's more than enough for me, thanks. At least until those Rejuve™ pills come on the market.
posted by stavrosthewonderchicken at 7:44 PM on September 9, 2004

If the damned thing would tell you exactly how you're going to go, then it would be on to something.
posted by onlyconnect at 9:05 PM on September 9, 2004

94.5, eh? That's a lot higher than I would have expected, given that I'm moderately overweight, don't exercise, and don't know my family health history very well.
posted by etoile at 7:05 AM on September 10, 2004


That's very reassuring to someone who's just had heart surgery.
posted by briank at 7:12 AM on September 10, 2004

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