#lifestylechoices

You can do many things to shorten your length of life. The average life span of an American female is approximately 81.2 years, and the average lifespan for a male is 76.4 years. According to, http://www.medicalnewstoday.com/releases/9703.php,... a 30 year old smoker would be expected to live about 35 more years, where as a 30 year old nonsmoker will, on average, live about 53 more years. As you can see, smoking can take a lot of years off your life.

Having an unhealthy diet can also effect your lifespan, as well as your health. According to, http://healthsmart.com/HealthcareNews/2013-01/Unhe... that each day a person doesn't eat right or exercises can reduce their lifespan by 30 minutes. Say if you didn't eat right and/or exercise for a year, 365 days, you would have lost about 7.6 years of your life. Imagine if you didn't change your simple eating habits and didn't exercise for the rest of your life, how many years you would be losing.

Another life-shortening choice you could chose to make is drinking. As, http://www.madd.org/drunk-driving/about/, states Americans takes about 233 billion trips in a car each year, and every 1 in two thousand of those trips the people are driving under the influence of alcohol. Yet, every one out of three traffic deaths are by someone drinking and driving. On average, every 53 minutes someone is killed by a drunk driver. Approximately 9,878 people in 2011 were killed in a drunk driver crash.

Last but not least, a way you could shorten your lifespan is, taking drugs and/or abusing prescription drugs. According to, http://www.cdc.gov/drugoverdose/?mobile=nocontent,... everyday about 44 people in the U.S. dies from overdose on painkillers. Nearly 200,000 people abuses the usage of drugs and die each year.

As you can see, a lot of decisions in your life can affect how long you live.  So next time you see one of your friends light a cigarette, or drink a large quantity of alcohol, You can do many things to shorten your length of life. The average life span of an American female is approximately 81.2 years, and the average lifespan for a male is 76.4 years. According to, http://www.medicalnewstoday.com/releases/9703.php,... a 30 year old smoker would be expected to live about 35 more years, where as a 30 year old nonsmoker will, on average, live about 53 more years. As you can see, smoking can take a lot of years off your life.

Having an unhealthy diet can also p take drugs, think to your self, "how could this affect my life," Make good decisions, and live happily.