If you want to live longer have kids! A new study found having children can extend your life by up to two years! Men benefit a little bit more than women. Dads gain an extra 1 year and 10 months of life, while women can live an extra 18 months. Both Men and women benefit, regardless of the sex of their child or if the parents are married. Researchers say this is the case when sons and daughters help take care of mom and dad in their old age, and keep their minds active. I plan to live long enough to be a burden on my children! Ha!