1. If you’re over 40, obesity can shorten your life expectancy by 6 – 7 years.

True or false?

2. Which of the following are likely to help you live longer?

2.1 A positive, optimistic approach to life

2.2 Eating 5 a day (fruit and vegetables)

2.3 Regular exercise

2.4 7 – 8 hours of sleep per night

2.5 Flu vaccinations 

3. After an initial diagnosis of Alzheimer’s, normal life expectancy is another 5 – 7 years

True or false?

4. Which of the following are likely to shorten your life?

4.1 Smoking

4.2 Heavy alcohol consumption

4.3 Long periods unprotected in the sun

4.4 Eating a lot of fried food, fatty food, salty food and processed meat (like bacon and sausages)

4.5 Being overweight

 5. Snorers are at a higher risk of heart attack and stroke

True or false? 

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Published 10/06/2012, Review date May 2014