There is at least some research out there showing that people who own pets tend to have lower blood pressure and make fewer visits to their doctor.
According to data released by the National Center for Health Statistics, 24 percent of people with a family income of less than $20,000 suffered from a chronic illness while the number was only 6% for those making $75,000 or more. So while money certainly can’t buy happiness evidently it can buy healthcare. And speaking of healthcare, we come to…
Big surprise right? Cigarette smoking is clearly linked to almost every common cause of death in the elderly.
You weren’t designed to poop sitting down. No, you were to made to poop with your butt hanging down between your ankles. Seriously, think how you would naturally do it if you didn’t have a toilet nearby. You would find a place in some bush somewhere and squat it out. The truth is that this keeps everything straight and prevents things from getting “stuck”. At any rate, the seated pooping position isn’t only responsible for increased hemorrhoids but also colorectal cancer. So think about it.
Recent studies have shown that as a woman has more children, her life expectancy increases as well. Psychologists hypothesize that this is probably due to the contact and support she receives as they grow older.
For all the college kids out there who can’t seem to get jobs and keep taking classes in order to avoid being a bum…here is yet another reason to continue racking up degrees. Evidently there is a positive correlation between the number of diplomas on your wall and the amount of time you will be around to enjoy showing them off.
It might not make up for being unemployed but know this – a study done by the University of Washington found that economic recessions over the last century actually contributed to a decline in mortality. Evidently unemployed people tend to let go of expensive vices such as drinking and smoking.
As the famous economist Andrew Oswald once noted,” Walking across that platform in Stockholm apparently adds about two years to a scientist’s life span.” And for some reason it’s actually true. Researchers have found that winners of the Nobel Prize live up to one and a half years longer than their unrecognized counterparts.
To be more precise, move to the island of Icaria. Nearly 1/3 of the people there live well into their 90′s. Scientists believe that a combination of the mediterranean diet and an active lifestyle gave this little island the largest percentage of nonagerians (or 90 year olds) in the world.
A clone army of yourself to be exact. Of course you would have to be a real supervillain to recreate yourself for the sole purpose of harvesting organs, but very likely that will not even be necessary as the military is already doing heavy research into regrowing various parts of the body such as limbs and organs.