How Long Will You Live?
A Shorthand Life and Lifestyle Assessment

(source: Lifegain, by Robert F. Allen)

          • Start with the left column
          • Begin with the number 72
          • Add or subtract the value listed
          • Continue the arithmetic in the next column.

PERSONAL FACTS
Calculation
LIFESTYLE STATUS
Calculation

If you are male

-3

If you work behind a desk
-3

If female

+4

If your work requires regular, heavy physical labor
+3

If you live in an urban area with a population over 2 million

-2

If you exercise strenuously (tennis, running, swimming, etc.) five times a week for around a half-hour
+4

If you live in a town under 10,000 or on a farm

+2

Two or three times a week
+2

If any grandparent lived to 85

+2

Do you sleep more than ten hours each night?
-4

If all four grandparents lived to 80

+6

Are you intense, aggressive, easily angered?
-3

If either parent died of a stroke of heart attack before the age of 50

-4

Are you easy going and relaxed?
+3

If any parent, brother or sister under 50 has (or had) cancer or a heart condition, or has had diabetes since childhood

-3

Are you happy?
+1

Do you earn over $50,000 a year?

-2

Are you unhappy?
-2

If you finished college

+1

Have you had a speeding ticket in the past year?
-1

If you have a graduate or professional degree

+2

Do you smoke more than two packs a day?
-8

If you are 65 or over and still working

+3

One or two packs?
-6

If you live with a spouse or friend

+5

One-half to one packs?
-3

If you do not live with a spouse or friend

-3 for every ten years alone since age 25

Do you drink the equivalent of 1 1/2 oz. of liquor a day?
-1

AGE ADJUSTMENT

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Are you overweight by 50 lbs. or more?
-8

If you are between 30 and 40

+2

By 30 to 50 lbs.?
-4

If you are between 40 and 50

+2

By 10 to 30 lbs?
-2

If you are between 50 and 70

+4

If you are a man over 40 and have annual checkups
+2
Maintain your total and move up and right to the next column
If you are a woman and see a gynecologist once a year
+2


The final number on your total will provide a rough estimate of your life expectancy.