Doctor Measures Life Expectancy in 'Microlives'

Created: 12/20/2012 8:21 AM KSTP.com By: Jennie Olson

Small things we do – things we might not even think about – may take years off our life.

A British doctor invented what he calls a “microlife.” It’s a half hour of your life expectancy.

He says that each time you smoke a cigarette, have one drink, watch two hours of TV, or eat junk food you lose one microlife.

He says you can add microlives through exercise and eating fruits and vegetables.