An extra 10 years of life? Yea, there's an App for that

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Seven More Minutes, a new iPhone app is claiming to be able to extend life expectancy by up to 10 years just by completing 4 challenges every hour.

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The challenge screen

7 minutes and 35 seconds of 'bonus life' is earned by completing four challenges in an hour

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George, an Australian Indie App developer, was browsing TED talks in his tiny apartment when one caught his eye, The game that can give you 10 extra years of life. The concept was a bit baffling, this was sounding like the best iPhone App idea he'd ever heard. Apparently by making life into a game and by completing mini challenges it was possible to (according to science) increase life expectancy and day to day quality of life. According to the research, 7 minutes and 35 seconds of 'bonus life' is earned by completing four challenges in an hour. Over a person's lifetime this would add up to as much as 10 years!

Immediately after watching the video, the app developer set to work developing a little iPhone App that would enable him and his friends to complete challenges that would improve the four resistances (social, mental, physical, and emotional) and keep a tally of all the bonus life they were earning in real life.

The result of that was 'Seven More Minutes', an iPhone App which has just been launched on the App Store under George's company Shiny Blur.

The challenges range from physical things like standing up and touching your toes to social things such as walking up to a person and saying 'I like your style'.

The best part of all this is that it looks like it will be available for free until midnight Sunday 16th September on the App Store to celebrate the launch.

Some reactions from users:

"Downloaded it.
Googled 'How to do a somersault'
Did a somersault for the first time in 20 years.
7 minutes added onto my life." - pickupnote

"Just got underneath a table in the hospital visiting an ill family member. We all had a laugh and added 7 minutes on to all of our lives. Thanks!" - gobeavs1

Get it on the App Store.

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