New research now definitely shows that when you stop smoking, exercise moderately, drink moderately and have the famous 5 fruit and veg a day, them you will live 14 years longer than all those people who don't!
20,000 healthy British men and women were questioned about their lifestyles. They regularly tested their blood for Vitamin C which indicated whether they were eating fruit and vegetables.
The lifestyle change with the biggest benefit was giving up smoking, which led to an 80 percent improvement in health, the study found. This was followed by eating fruits and vegetables.
Moderate drinking and doing regular exercise were also beneficial.
"Armed with this information, public-health officials should now be in a better position to encourage behavior changes likely to improve the health of middle-aged and older people," the researchers wrote.
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