I have been writing this blog since March of 2010, so I just completed my ninth year. It started out as just another weight loss blog, but has since morphed into a general health and longevity publication. Interesting how things develop. Over the course of those nine plus years, I have made many friends and acquaintances on the web as a direct result of these posts. One of those friends is Paul Hanover who writes Learning from Dogs a thoughtful treatise on life in general and dogs in particular. Whether you are a dog lover or not, it is worth a visit.
Paul sent me this life expectancy calculator after my recent post on my oral surgery last week. It is a really useful tool on how well you are doing in terms of living a long and healthy life. Just click on it for a quick, but thorough calculation. Good luck!
Here is my result:
Your predicted future healthy years is 17.4 Years
Your Relative Healthy Life Expectancy is about 143.8% above Average
Your predicted future unhealthy years is 3.4 Years
Your predicted future total years of living is 20.8 Years i.e. Your predicted age at death is 79 + 20.8 (Current Age + Life Expectancy) = 99.8 Years
Your predicted future unhealthy years, if disabled by a cognitive disease, is 4.8 Years
How does my lifestyle affect my Healthy Life Expectancy?
You are doing a great job exercising, keep up the great work
At the moment your BMI is looking good, but make sure you keep an eye on it
By sleeping more each night you can increase your healthy life expectancy by 8.14% which is about 17.0 months
Your alcohol consumption has little effect on your healthy life expectancy
Not smoking has a positive impact on your healthy life expectancy