1. Double your five-a-day
People who eat at least eight portions of fruit and veg daily are nearly 25% less likely to die from heart disease than those who eat just three portions a day.
2. Sleep more (yes, really!)
A lack of sleep increases your risk of heart attack and stroke. Getting just one extra hour of sleep a night could lead to a reduction in blood pressure. So go to bed an hour earlier tonight.
3. Be a social butterfly
Scientists have found that having a wide, supportive network of friends boosts your life expectancy by 50%.
4. Move more
Sitting down for more than three hours a day can shave two years off your life. So get up from your desk and take a brisk walk around the office during your tea and lunch breaks.
5. Be happy
Scientists have discovered that optimists tend to live 12 years longer than pessimists. It seems that pessimists are more prone to viral illnesses.