Monday, September 17, 2007

Gaining Extra Time

From the Telegraph this morning...

How to gain extra time:

Get married...... 7 years for a man, 2 years for a woman
Moderate cardiovascular activity 30 mins five days a week...... 2-4 years
5 portions of fruit and veg...... 3 years
Increased amounts of omega-3 (oily fish and almonds etc)...... 3 years
Give up smoking...... 6 years
Meditate for 2o mins every day.... 1 year
Keep a pet...... 1 year
Do brain exercises...... 5 years
Chat to friends...... 3-4 years
Sleep for eight hours a night....... 6 years

And finally,
Sex every day...... 8 years

Dr Grump, for some reason, is looking very smug. 'I'm going to live forever.' she says.

8 Comments:

Blogger Lee said...

Hah - all exercise, yet only 2-4 extra years. Back to my couch ... actually my bed, I like that last option, which I presume is not included in the cardiovascular activity category. Now, if you add more sex, would that would replace the other horrid c/v stuff?

Mon Sep 17, 06:58:00 pm  
Anonymous cfr said...

Sex every day - 8 years - bloody hell!

I could remain single; ditch the pet (far too hard to contemplate); ditch the fruit and veg quotient (arrgh, the abdomen strikes a note of warning); dump the fish (far too smelly) and still remain with a positive result!

All this as long as I become rampant, once a day. It's far easier to take one capsule of cod liver oil, some glucosamine, a multi-vit, a vit B complex, and the rest, once a day. You don't have to be in the mood for that; you just have to have a good memory.

But now that I know the science of this, I may just have to revisit my life and find some displacement activity that props up my "living longer" factor!

Thanks for letting me know!

Mon Sep 17, 09:37:00 pm  
Blogger Jan said...

Isn't sex at NIGHT counted?
Does it have to be sex in the DAY?

Tue Sep 18, 08:33:00 am  
Anonymous Clare said...

Yes, I think that last option (day or night, I believe) is something little publicised by the medical profession, which I think strange.

Tue Sep 18, 08:45:00 pm  
Blogger Dewey said...

What the! 8 years! What am I doing on the internet when there's all that sex needing my attention!

Wed Sep 19, 12:41:00 am  
Blogger marlyat2 said...

Perhaps sex is the major popular mode of exercise? Or maybe it has something to do with peace-of-mind or affection?

Is it the same for men and women?

Note that you're immediately breaking the rules by blogging for 24 hours straight. I never get 8 hours of sleep. How do people manage so many?

Wed Sep 19, 05:50:00 pm  
Anonymous p. s. said...

Second thoughts: Perhaps those who are frisky enough for daily boudoir calesthenics are really just in better shape all around...

Wed Sep 19, 05:53:00 pm  
Anonymous Clare. said...

Dewey: Exactly so...though thinking about it no one seems to have done a study on how the internet affects life-span. Is it more or less beneficial than sex? That is the question.

Marly: Now this is interesting - is it the exercise or the psychological? I had rather assumed it was the physical.

Also I would guess it is different for men and women since I read recently that sex lights up different parts of the brain in males and females. I shall have to ask Dr Grump about this for more detail. It is her area...

I don't think I have ever had 8 hours sleep - but then I've never needed much sleep even as a child.

Wed Sep 19, 10:53:00 pm  

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