According to Hillier & Barrow’s text Aging, the individual and society, “with the exception of a dramatic increase in obesity among older adults, lifestyle changes including nutrition and exercise have helped add health and vigor to the longevity experienced over the past 30 years.” This trend suggests that the American values have shifted towards greater status for older people (Hillier & Barrow, 2015). More and more people are beginning to see the effects on life after taking better care of your body emotionally, physically and mentally. On the living to 100 calculator I was projected to live till I am 94 years old. I could add a .25 of a year if I learn to handle my stress better. I have always had a problem with taking on too many tasks and not being able to manage my time properly which causes most of my stress. I could also add 2 years to my life by taking 81 mg of aspirin daily and learning to protect my skin against ultraviolet rays. I was very surprised that about my results. For the past two months, I have changed many parts of my lifestyle. For example, I have been exercising every day, restricting my alcohol intake to once a week and learning to eat better. I did not realize that changing some of my everyday habits could add so many years to my life. If I took this test about three months ago, I think my outcome would be very different. According to the Hillier & Barrow’s text Aging, the individual and society, the U.S. life expectancy at birth began to improve in the 18th century. For example, in 1900 life expectancy was 47.3 years but as of 2010, it was 78.2 years. A contribution to the rise in life expectancy is the fact that everyday activities are safer and healthier. For example, we have cleaner water, safer homes and workplaces, there’s been a decrease in smoking, safer roadways, vaccinations, and many more (American Journal of Public Health, 2018). However, a major increase in life expectancy requires changes in how society supports policies and activities that are not typically seen as direct human health. Many people do not realize that support in the general public and your surroundings can improve your health and the health of people around you. According to the American journal of public health, education, employment, living wages, criminal justice, active transportation, and parks, can foster equity and substantially improve health. Many of those resources should come from wasted money and should be investing it where it can do more good for the public’s mental, physical, and social well-being. It is believed that the secret to South Korea’s success to having such a high life expectancy has been the country’s investment in childhood nutrition, education, and technology as well as low blood pressure, low levels of smoking and good access to health care (Senthilingam, 2017). Our society needs to move towards a time where we think of how things will affect the future instead of thinking of the immediate benefits to our personal lives. Throughout history, women have always had a high life expectancy than men based on the higher chance for a man to have an unhealthy lifestyle. For example, men have higher rates of alcohol consumption and smoking (Senthilingam, 2017). According to the CNN Health article written by Meera Senthilingam, in Europe, French women and Swiss women are predicted to have the highest life expectancy, with averages of 88.6 and 84 years respectively. Among predictions for high-income countries, the lowest life expectancy at birth is likely to be in the US, with an average of 83.3 years for women and 79.5 years for men. Another idea why women live longer than men is that men drive themselves to an early death with all the hardship and stress of their working lives. Since men used to be the main breadwinners for their families, they might have overworked themselves. Even though we live in a more gender equality time, women still have a much higher life expectancy than men. This event suggests that the reason for the difference inside humans might lie deep in our biology. Many scientists believe that the aging process is caused by the gradual buildup of a huge number of individually tiny fault like some damage to a DNA strand here, a deranged protein molecule there, and so on (Kirkwood, 2010). For most of my life, I have always feared the pending process of old age because the thought of not knowing what could happen to me is scary. However, after learning my results, I feel much more positive about the way things are going with my life. From this exercise, I have learned that many things can impact your life expectancy. Even not flossing can decrease the years in your life because there is a clear link between the inflammation of gum disease and heart disease (The Living to 100). People must take care of every aspect of their life to add the most amount of years to your life.