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The Horned God
Sunday, May 22nd, 2005, 06:39 AM
This is nothing new, these types of quizes seem to get posted every few months or so, but I think it is no harm, periodicly, to meditate on how much time we have remaining to us, and consequently, on how much time we have to do the things we want to get done.


http://www.agingresearch.org/calculator/quiz.cfm.


Remember if your not honest on the quiz you're only fooling yourself. ;)

I will live to be 86, apparently.

anonymaus
Sunday, May 22nd, 2005, 07:03 AM
Your calculated health span is 92.0 years.

:shrugani:

Wissen ist Macht
Sunday, May 22nd, 2005, 07:14 AM
Your calculated health span is 84.1 years.

The Horned God
Sunday, May 22nd, 2005, 08:24 PM
@anonymaus. You'll have nearly 30 years of retirement! :D

It does seem an awfully advanced age for a man to reach. I supose the common sense advice would be not to bet on it.
However, if you look after yourself and with the improvments which are likely to take place in medicine over the next few decades, I would not be surprised if people I their twenties and thirties now get to live a decade or so longer than their grandparents generation.

I saw on the news a few weeks ago that some scientists are saying that baby girls being born now in the developed world have a 50/50 chance of living to 100.
With that kind of time it might be worth planning some very long range projects, instead of doing what manny people are doing now, taking early retirment and then spending the last half of their lifes vegetating.

This is an older article but giving suggestions on how a long lived society might organise its labour force. People could for instance afford to take more time off when their children are young knowing that they are good for another 5-10 years work after the current retirment age of 65.

http://www.csis.org/gai/Graying/speeches/vaupel.html

anonymaus
Sunday, May 22nd, 2005, 08:41 PM
As far back as I can remember I felt that I wouldn't live past 30-32.. and this doesn't change that feeling :D

Blood_Axis
Sunday, May 22nd, 2005, 11:55 PM
Your calculated health span is 84.8 years.

More than enough.
Your calculated health span is 85.8 years.

I will outlive you it seems :P

White Iceland
Monday, May 23rd, 2005, 12:01 AM
According to this I am already dead...

No, seriously... 87.5... I would've said 88 before taking the survey.

The thing about flossing really makes a big point difference. I sometimes keep the daily flossing up, but didn't count it here. Maybe that will give me an extra six months. Also, the selenium thing... I was in the habit of eating Brazil nuts daily for a while and might take that up again. Did not include it in the survey.

Blood_Axis
Monday, May 23rd, 2005, 12:09 AM
According to this I am already dead...
..you poor thing :bacio000:

:ner-ner0:

ikki
Monday, May 23rd, 2005, 12:20 AM
87,5 years

Which I guess is pretty impressive ;)

JŠnos Hunyadi
Monday, May 23rd, 2005, 12:42 AM
Your calculated health span is 80.1 years. Below, please find the reasoning behind the questions, which you answered that made your score less than it should be:


Wow, that quiz was quite long and boring to take! :coffee:

Blood_Axis
Monday, May 23rd, 2005, 12:45 AM
Cool. But living that long would be boring
;) :P
Why not, plenty of trouble we can stir over that long a lifespan :D :P

Ulex
Monday, May 23rd, 2005, 12:49 AM
Your calculated health span is 76.2

You healthy-guys seem to outlive me by at least 10 years! What a boring life you must have... :rotfl:

Maybe if I quit female companionship, I will live longer?

Nah..!

Xanthochroid
Monday, May 23rd, 2005, 12:50 AM
How can they prove the accuracy of this test? :coffee:

If one sets their mind to live a 10,000 years then one shall live a 10,000 years.

Krissi
Monday, May 23rd, 2005, 12:58 AM
81.9

I think I'll live lot longer than that. As far as I know the average age here in Iceland is rising.

The Horned God
Monday, May 23rd, 2005, 08:24 AM
81.9

I think I'll live lot longer than that. As far as I know the average age here in Iceland is rising.

Scientists are saying that just over half of childen born now will see the end of the 21st century.
I think the age reached by one's Grandparents, Great-Aunts and Great-Uncles
gives a reasonable indication of ones genetic potential for longevity.
The rest is enviroment and medical science.

The Horned God
Monday, May 23rd, 2005, 08:29 AM
How can they prove the accuracy of this test? :coffee:

If one sets their mind to live a 10,000 years then one shall live a 10,000 years.

If you took the test you probably scored extra points for optimism. :P

The Horned God
Monday, May 23rd, 2005, 08:36 AM
Maybe if I quit female companionship, I will live longer?


Probably not.
Marriage makes men live longer.

It has no statistical effect on womens longevity, possibly because the man is usually dead 5-10 years before her.

Lundi
Monday, May 23rd, 2005, 11:28 AM
Your calculated health span is 88.9 years.


gosh suppose it's time for me to find an elderly home :P

Lone White Wolf
Monday, May 23rd, 2005, 12:41 PM
Your calculated health span is 87.3 years.

More than enough.