How healthy are you? Simple test helps estimate when you’ll die
Have you ever thought you would live your life differently if you knew how much time you had left?
Or maybe you would shrug off some of your unhealthy habits if you knew they were shortening your life.
Now an online calculator can help Britons estimate their life expectancy – and give tips on how to live longer.
The average life expectancy of a Briton born in 2022 is projected to be 83 years, according to government modelling.
This is heavily influenced by factors such as diet and weight combined with education, smoking status and fitness habits, which the calculator uses to predict how long someone is left.
Take a man in his fifties who smokes a pack of cigarettes a day, doesn’t exercise, and goes to the pub frequently.
According to Blueprint Income’s test, this man will only make it to 71 if he doesn’t make some drastic lifestyle changes.
It suggests (see pictures below) exercising a few times a week to extend its life by up to two years.
According to new research, lifting weights or doing push-ups once a week is the most effective way older people can help them live longer.
Taking up strength training in old age offers health benefits that go beyond simple cardiovascular exercise like walking or swimming, according to a study.
It also explains that the man could increase his life expectancy by almost four years if he quits smoking.
Thousands of studies have linked smoking to a range of life-threatening diseases, including cancer and heart disease.
Consider a slightly overweight married woman in her late 40s who doesn’t exercise often or smoke, but enjoys a glass of wine with dinner.
According to the test, she is likely to live to her 89th year.
The woman believes she is in “good” health, which the test developers say may help her live longer.
They explain that how you feel about your health can affect how long you live, and that those who consider themselves “good” live, on average, three years longer than those who don’t.
Marriage can also have a surprisingly positive impact on life expectancy.
According to a study, men have a 15 percent lower risk of all-cause mortality than unmarried men each year.
For women, the benefit isn’t quite as obvious, but they too can benefit significantly from marriage in their lives.
Researchers believe this is because married people take fewer health risks and have someone to look after them when they get sick.
The test suggests she can extend her life by being more active and losing some weight.
But it doesn’t mean their drinking habits have to change. In fact, it explains that those who drink between two and seven drinks a week actually live longer than those who don’t drink (see images below).
Some research has found that drinking a moderate amount of alcohol can contribute to your overall well-being thanks to the enhanced social interaction associated with having a drink with friends at a local pub.
Other factors the calculator takes into account are whether a person has diabetes and their income.
A 2016 Harvard study found that the richest 1 percent of people live, on average, about 15 years longer than the poorest 1 percent.
Hence, inequalities arise because wealthier people have better access to better quality food and medicines
This means they are less likely to develop chronic illnesses and are often less stressed than their less affluent peers.
Diabetes experts have previously suggested that the life expectancy of people with type 2 diabetes is reduced by up to 10 years as a result of the disease.
You can prevent or delay type 2 diabetes with proven, achievable lifestyle changes, such as: B. Losing a small amount of weight and becoming more physically active, says Diabetes UK.
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