What are you doing to increase your life expectancy?
I have read some articles concerning things to do and actions to take to save money when the economy is not good
and or one member of the family have lost their job: For example to use grocery coupons; eat at home more often; order food instead of going to restaurants; search for sales...It seems that when you have less money people reduce the intake of alcohol, tobacco...things that can harm their health. Well, it seems that in the great depression our life expectancy increses 6.2 years because people people didn't buy tobacco or alcohol.
The following article discuss this subject more in depth:
Did The Great Depression Have A Silver Lining? Life Expectancy Increased By 6.2 Years
"In recessions, Tapia Granados noted, there is less work to do, so employees can work at a slower pace. There is more time to sleep, and because people have less money, they are less likely to spend as much on alcohol and tobacco."
Here is the complete article: http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2009/...90928172530.htm