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Exercise - outrunning old age

Only about 30 percent of our life expectancy is genetically pre-programmed. The remaining 70 percent depends on environmental conditions and lifestyle. Exercising regularly, not smoking, drinking alcohol in moderation and eating five portions of fruit and vegetables daily: these four simple rules can extend your life by an estimated 14 years.

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Regular physical activity also reduces the risk of dementia.