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How to be 100 years old..

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1. Be married/live with a partner - add 1 yearNorwich Union data shows people who are married or live with a partner can expect to live on average a year more than their single friends.2. Maintain a healthy weight - add 6 yearsBeing severely obese (having a BMI of above 40) could reduce your life expectancy by around four years. A healthy BMI level is between 18.5 and 25, according to the Food Standards Agency. On the other hand, being underweight might reduce your life expectancy by around two years, so maintaining a healthy weight is vital.3. Don’t smoke – add 10 yearsPeople can add as much as 10 years to their lives simply by not smoking. Research carried out at the University of Helsinki has found that people who don’t smoke can expect to live up 10 years longer than those who smoke 20 cigarettes a day.4. Love to laugh – add 8 yearsAccording to scientific studies, people who laugh for 15 minutes each day could add an extra eight years to their lives.5. Be a woman! – add 3.3 yearsRight around the world, women tend to outlive men by around 10 per cent. According to Government statistics, currently in the UK women have a projected average life expectancy of 91.8 years at birth, compared to 88.5 years for men.6. Clear out the clutter – add 1 yearPeople who live in jumble and chaos are more likely to feel stressed and depressed. Sorting out this disorder can add another year.7. Eat well - add 6.6 yearsAccording to Erasmus University in Rotterdam, a diet which includes daily consumption of garlic, wine, vegetables, fruits, almonds and dark chocolate could extend life expectancy by up to 6.6 years.8. Eat less meat – add 3.6 yearsA study carried out at Loma University in the US found that people who ate meat less than once a week on average lived 3.6 years longer than their carnivore counterparts.9. Have a positive outlook – add 9 yearsStudies have shown that those with an optimistic outlook are less prone to viruses and recover quicker from illnesses and injuries. These people tend to act in ‘healthier’ ways than negative people by taking more exercise and enjoying social activities.10. Live in Eastbourne – add 6.2 yearsAccording to The Grim Reaper’s Road Map, a study compiled by the University of Sheffield, inhabitants of West Eastbourne in East Sussex have the longest life expectancy of any town in Great Britain, living 6.2 years higher than the national GB average. Central Livingston in East Central Scotland has the lowest life expectancy in Great Britain at 67.2 years.11. Keep the faith – add 3 yearsNumerous studies have unearthed links between having a faith and enjoying a long life. According to the University of Pittsburgh, people who attend weekly religious services can expect to live around three years longer than non-attenders.12. Be born later – add up to 6.1 yearsAccording to the Government Actuary’s Department (GAD), people born 25 years ago had an average life expectancy of 84.6 years for men and 88.5 years for women. People born in 2009 now have an average life expectancy of 88.5 (males) and 91.8 (females). Predictions from GAD suggest that people born 25 years from now could live as long as 91.7 (men) and 94.6 (women).13. Get a good night’s sleep – add 5 yearsPoor sleep can contribute to a number of medical factors which can put people at risk of heart disease. Those who regularly get at least six or seven hours’ sleep can hope to live up to five years longer than those who sleep badly.14. Floss your teeth – add 6 yearsFlossing your teeth daily can add as much as six years to your life expectancy by removing harmful bacteria that can contribute to cardiovascular disease.15. Get a pet! – add 2 yearsUS research shows that people with pets are less likely to suffer from depression and visit their doctors less often than those without. It is also said that stroking a pet can reduce blood pressure and stress levels.http://timesbusiness.typepad.com/money_web...ive-longer.htmlslippin, aint on point with nuffin

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All this new technology will just reduce our lifespans though.
hmm, how?would think it would increase it like new medical equipment, green tech etc

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tbqh im just gonna enjoy what im doin in the hope that, if it does f*ck up my body, by the point it does there will be science to cure itnot gonna live cautiosly just to save an extra few years

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lol @ me being a carnivore who lives in a mess, is underweight, doesnt laugh, is extremeely derpressed, hates pets, has trouble sleepin and has faith in nothingimma live till im 200

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All this new technology will just reduce our lifespans though.
hmm, how?would think it would increase it like new medical equipment, green tech etc
new phones sending next signals to ur brain, wifi signals flying all around the room whilst ur asleep, laptops near ur bits, etc etc.

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