Here's a New Year's Resolution Worth Keeping: Add Years to Your Life

Wednesday, December 19, 2007 General News J E 4
BOSTON, Dec. 18 What if you actually took a New Year'sResolution to add years to your life? That's exactly what baby boomers aredoing on, the largest online social network where web savvy adultsare connecting on interests and goals, including proactively managing yourmind, body and spirit.

The Longevity Calculator ( created by Dr.Tom Perls, a renowned longevity expert, takes you through 40 questions aboutpersonal history, lifestyle habits, exercise, health, nutrition and medicaland family history. Using this information, the Calculator estimates how longyou will live, offers personalized suggestions for extending your life, andrecommends Groups on that could help hold you to the resolutions youmake. "Cheaper Than Lipo," "Fitness Over 50,"" Quitting Smoking" and "Livingto 100" are among 3,000 groups members are joining.

"On average, boomers today will live 20 years longer than theirgrandparents did. But this energetic generation still has to take care oftheir chassis if they want it to keep up with the many things they plan totackle in life," says Founder and CEO Jeff Taylor. "We've lived longenough to know that New Year's resolutions are often fleeting, but theseimportant life resolutions can now be achieved in new ways -- through analways-on connection to peers who share those goals." member Carol O'Sullivan, who is 61, made her resolutions usingthe Calculator, which she hopes will extend her present expectancy of livingto the age of 90. According to the Calculator, Carol can extend her life ifshe takes steps to live a more active lifestyle and remove some of the stressfrom her life. "Having it laid out for me that some relatively simple stepscan actually help me live longer makes it pretty clear what my New Year'sResolutions should be," said O'Sullivan. "But sticking to those Resolutionsmight be tough. Connecting with other people who share my goals -- and gettingsome real-world tips for success -- will help keep me going."

Interested in seeing what New Year's Resolutions you can make to extendyour life? The Longevity Calculator is free and takes 10-minutes to complete.Find it at



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