After taking the “Life Expectancy Calculator” survey I found that I am expected to live to the age of 87. I follow a fairly healthy lifestyle, I eat what I am supposed to eat and I try to stay away from fast food or sweets (even though I fall victim to the cravings at times). I don’t drink, I don’t smoke and I try to exercise as often as I can.

However, I found that some of the questions did not really apply to my particular age group. I have no idea what my blood pressure or my cholesterol level is.Are those things that I should ask my doctor about and know off the top of my head at the age of 19? There were also a lot of questions about smoking. I realize that for a smoker the follow up questions could hinder their expectancy outcome, but for those who do not smoke it got annoying clicking “No I don’t smoke” about six times in a row. The two questions that I still have no idea what they had to do with my life expectancy were the ones about air pollution and wearing my seat belt.I wasn’t actually that shocked about my age because when my great grandmother passed around three years ago, she was 88 years old, give or take a few years. She passed away just because she was getting old and her body was catching up with her age, then everything just sort of started to go wrong.

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I don’t engage in any risky behavior so I would expect to live a long life, and to me 87 years is a long time to experience life.


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