Studies are confirming what we already know – the awesomeness of fruit, veg and exercise.
Fruit & vegetables are awesome: five daily servings of fruit (2) and vegetables (3) reduce cardiovascular mortality. (In fact, each fruit or vegetable serving is associated with a 4% reduction in cardiovascular mortality.)
Exercise is awesome: only a minimal amount of exercise is needed to improve health and prolong life; running only 6 miles (9.7km) during the course of a week reduces all-cause and cardiovascular mortality risk.
Fruit and vegetable consumption and mortality from all causes, cardiovascular disease, and cancer: systematic review and dose-response meta-analysis of prospective cohort studies. BMJ 2014; 349 doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/bmj.g4490
Lee DC, Pate RR, Lavie JR, et al. Leisure-time running reduces all-cause and cardiovascular mortality risk. J Am Coll Cardiol 2014; DOI: 10.1016./j.jacc.2014.04.058. Available at: http://content.onlinejacc.org/journal.aspx
Wen CP, Wai JP, Tsai MK, Chen CH. Minimal amount of exercise to prolong life. J Am Coll Cardiol 2014; DOI: 10.1016./j.jacc.2014.05.026. Available at: http://content.onlinejacc.org/journal.aspx