Healthy living can add 14 years to your life..

January 9, 2008 - The research involving 20,000 people for over a decade was carried out by the University of Cambridge and the Medical Research Council in the English county of Norfolk between 1993 and 2006. The study found that exercising , not drinking too much alcohol, eating enough fruit and vegetables and not smoking (most likely all tobacco products - TW) can add up to 14 years to your life, a study says. "This is good news and shows that by living a healthy life, people can reduce their risk of dying from heart and circulatory disease," said Judy O'Sullivan of the British Heart Foundation. those who failed on all criteria were four times more likely to have died than those who succeeded. You are in charge of your own health - work at it.. Exercise has also been shown to reduce common nicotine withdrawal symptoms and the desire to smoke.