I read with interest the Forbes’ list of 10 ways to live longer. Some items are easier to do than others, but based on the list, I think I can expect to live a pretty long life. According to the what age will you die quiz, I will be 88 when I shuffle off this mortal coil, so I’m pretty happy with that.
I also agree 100% with their observation about the quality of life.
“To many people, quality of life is equally as important as life span. It is a good thing, then, that many of the things that can improve your longevity can also improve your quality of life.”
I’d rather live a pleasant life and die at 75 rather than a miserable life and live til I’m 100.
But enough about me. I shall keep you in suspense no longer, and present to you, the list.
1. Don’t oversleep
2. Be optimistic
3. Have more sex
4. Get a pet
5. Get a VAP
6. Be rich
7. Stop smoking
8. Chill out
9. Eat your antioxidants
10. Marry well
There’s a slideshow that discusses each item in more detail.
It says I’ll die at 97. That’s fine with me.
I’m dead at 70. Hopefully that’s a good 41 years ahead of me.
97 for me, too.
Dan — where did you get the phrase, “shuffle off this mortal coil”? …
From Shakespeare’s Hamlet (it’s in the to be or not to be speech).
Cool — have you read that recently, or how’d you have the phrase at your fingertips? You often surprise me with how well and widely read you are. Perhaps I should stop being surprised by it and just realize that you’re well and widely read.
That test says I’ll die at 70. Oh fun.
Ahhhh, it said I should have died 10 years ago. Stupid quiz…
Just kidding, I’ll live ’til 88. Woo-hoo!
DavidH: Haven’t read it recently – I just like the phrase.
hmmm…I remember that quote from the Monty Python skit about the dead parrot. I guess that shows how cultured I am.