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Increased Life Expectancy Calculator

How much time have I added to my life expectancy based on my exercise habits?

According to Dr. Ralph Paffenbarger you increase your life expectancy by 2 hours for each hour of vigorous exercise. (Recent results of a study of over 17,000 Harvard alumni started in 1962.) Enter your exercise habits to calculate how many hours you have exercised or will exercise over time and the resulting increase in your life expectancy.

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learn german   Its all in the manual they make you read before they download your being into those tiny bodies in those dark wombs. - 2/23/2010 6:06:12 AM

PeterMontee    I know, how it is necessary to act... - 7/2/2009 7:13:36 PM

LeraJenkins    The ideal answer - 6/22/2009 8:15:44 PM

Jeff   Doesn't it seem pretty far out to think that you can assume you're adding two hours of life for every hour of exercise? I cannot believe this until I see the research. - 12/20/2008 3:21:12 PM


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Input Fields

TitleA title for these calculator results that will help you identify it if you have printed out several versions of the calculator.

GenderSelect your gender.

Days per WeekHow many days you typically exercise in a week. (You can consider this to be sessions of exercise and enter a value greater than 7 if you have days you exercise more than one session.)

Workout LengthThe average length of each workout session.

DurationHow many years and months you have followed (or plan to follow) this workout schedule.

Output Fields

ExerciseGiven your exercise habits, this is the number of hours you have exercised (or will exercise) throughout your life.

Increased Life ExpectancyThe number of hours, days, months, and years that have been added to your life as a result of your exercise habits.

Estimated Life ExpectancyCurrent male or female estimated life expectancy at birth as reported on www.worldpress.org.

Your Life ExpectancyYour adjusted life expectancy from exercise alone.

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