The Longevity Game!

Welcome to the Longevity Game! See how your lifestyle can affect you in the years to come by answering just 12 quick questions. Your expected age will show in the tabulator in the upper left corner. Keep in mind your answers may increase, decrease, or have no affect on your expected age.
How long you have already lived is one of the best predictors of how long you may live. Life expectancy has been continually increasing for years as there is a growing awareness of personal health maintenance and improving medical care. Enter your age.

Ever since records have been kept, women have outlived men. Click on your gender.
Blood Pressure
Maintaining normal blood pressure is important to living longer. High blood pressure is a common problem, yet many people with hypertension don't know their blood pressure is high. And those who do know are often under-treated. Following a sound medical regimen can keep your blood pressure under control. Click on the answer which best describes you.
Do not know my blood pressure
Blood pressure checked regularly & normal
High blood pressure, on medication & under control
High blood pressure, not under control
Height and Weight
Overweight and obesity are epidemic in this nation in both kids and adults. It's a condition that may lead to serious medical problems, including diabetes, heart disease, and some cancers. Knowing your Body Mass Index (BMI) puts it all in perspective. BMI values according to the Centers for Disease Control are normal 19-24, overweight 25-29, obese 30+. Enter your weight and height below.
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Your BMI =
Family History
Like gender and age, family history is something you can't control. But knowing the medical history of your family may help you identify potential problems and minimize related risks. Click on the description which best describes your family history.
Family member lived to the age of 70 with no cardiovascular problems before the age of 55
Cardiovascular problems of a family member before the age of 55
2 or more family members with cardiovascular problems before the age of 55
Parents not yet 70 and in good health
Don't know mine
An active lifestyle is good insurance against both heart disease and cancer, both common causes of death. Do you have a job requiring physical activity? Or do you make physical activity or sports a regular part of your day? Now get moving and rate your level of exercise.
Daily vigorous exercise
Walk at minimum 30 minutes 4 days per week
Somewhat active
Not active
Stress can be a cruel master or a helpful servant. Knowing how to handle stress makes life more enjoyable. Relax, this is an easy question.
Stress is a positive influence
I have my share of ups & downs
Stress often uses me
Motor vehicle accidents are a common cause of death in the US. What's more, auto accidents are THE leading cause of death for Americans age 6-27. Click on the answer which best describes you.
No accidents or violations in the past 3 years
1-3 accidents or violations in the past 3 years
4 or more violations or accidents in the past 2 years
Convicted of driving while intoxicated in past 5 years
Convicted of DWI more than once in past 5 years
The plain fact is that more than half of auto fatalities occur in local areas - many while driving under 40 mph. Do you always buckle up? A fastened seatbelt is reliable protection.
More than 400,000 deaths per year are related to the effects of smoking. The risk of lung cancer and heart disease begins to decline as soon as you quit smoking. Put that cigarette out and click on your smoke intake.
Never Smoked
Quit more than 2 years ago
Quit less than 2 years ago
Smoke less than 2 packs per day
Smoke 2 or more packs per day
Drinking moderately (no more than 2 drinks per day for men, 1 for women) may be good for you. However, drinking too much alcohol causes auto accidents, cancers, and liver disease. Watch how much you drink, and don't drink and drive. (1 drink equals 12 oz. of beer, 5oz. of wine, or 1 1/2 oz. of 80-proof spirits.)
Don't drink or never drink more than 2 drinks a day
3-4 drinks more than 2 times a week
5 or more drinks at one time, more than once a month
Taking drugs is one of the best ways to lose the Longevity Game. If you use hard drugs like cocaine or narcotics, it's time to look at your lifestyle, not your longevity. Click on your drug use.
Never use drugs for "recreation"
Use drugs for "recreation"
A good diet is key to good health. Every day you should eat 5 or more servings of colorful fruits and vegetables, substitute fish for meat, and limit the amount of red meat and saturated fats you consume. Red meats and junk food raise cholesterol which contributes to heart disease. Vegetables, fruits, whole-grain breads and cereals contain no cholesterol or saturated fats, and have lots of healthy cancer and heart disease-fighting nutrients.
Eat more than 5 portions of fruits and vegetables per day
Eat fast or processed food regularly, and minimal vegetables
Your age is .
Your gender is for a starting age of .
Blood Pressure
Height & Weight
Family History
Your longevity is:
Don't like your score? Change your answers to see where making different choices could improve your numbers - they may lengthen your life.
Happy Living!