Living Longer

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Channel 7 ran a show tonight called Living Longer - the National Life Expectancy Test. They asked 45 multiple choice questions about health and diet and family history etc etc and at the end you get a score which you match up against your age and it'll spit out your life expectancy. Of course the website with the calculator was getting totally hammered so I only just managed to get my score. According to that very superficial test, I'm going to live to be 82. Yay. Not. I don't want to ever get that old. Unless my brain still works properly and and I can still get around without pain. My Nana turned 76 this week and while her brain still works, her body doesn't - arthritis mainly and a lack of full recovery from broken bones after falls. It took her ten minutes just to get into the car after lunch (a decent chunk of the family took her out for lunch to celebrate her birthday). I don't think I could live like that. Still I'm most likely to die of cancer before I get old.

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JC said:

It would seem to me that if one thinks they will die young, they will. I'm hoping to go like my grandaddy, 89 and moving around till the end.

July 11, 2004 10:41 PM

   

kazza said:

oh goodie, so maybe I'll die young after all! ;)

July 11, 2004 10:49 PM

   

Dave2 said:

Gack! According to the survey, I'm a goner at 80! For the purpose of the test, I relocated to New South Wales... so is that what's responsible? More likely it was the motorcycle question. Remember me when I'm dead and buried! :-(

July 12, 2004 8:15 AM

   

kazza said:

lol ok will do ;)

July 12, 2004 8:24 AM

   

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