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Stayin' alive

Regardless of your age, the most important things you can do to stay healthy are:

1 Have an Annual Check-up

Find a doctor and make an appointment each Movember for a physical. Getting regular checks and immunisations are among the most important things you can do to stay healthy.

2 Don't Smoke

Compared with non-smokers, men who smoke are about 23 times more likely to develop lung cancer. Smoking causes about 90pc of lung cancer deaths in men.

3 Be Physically Active

Start small and work up to a minimum of 30 minutes of moderate physical activity most days.

4 Stay at a Healthy Weight

Balance calories from foods and drinks with calories you burn off by physical activities.

5 Eat Better

Fill up with fruits, vegetables, whole grains, include lean meats, poultry, fish, and beans and eat foods low in saturated fats, trans fats, cholesterol, salt and added sugars.

6 Drink In Moderation

Alcohol can be part of a healthy balanced diet but only if it's in moderation, which means no more than three or four units of alcohol a day -- that's the equivalent of 1.7 pints.

7 Know Your Family History

A number of health issues are hereditary and being informed can make all the difference.