1QUIT SMOKING.

The verdict has been in on this one since 1960, when the Surgeon General announced that smoking was harmful to your health. Besides that, it stains your teeth and hands, and gives you halitosis (bad breath).

2WEAR A SEAT BELT.

Statistics show that seat belts add to longevity and help alleviate potential injuries in car crashes. Buckle down and buckle up.

3FLOSS YOUR TEETH.

Recent studies make a direct connection between longevity and flossing. It's simple - brush and floss every day.

4DON'T DRINK TOO MUCH.

While some studies show a glass of wine or one drink a day (two for men) can help protect against heart disease, more than that can surely cause other health problems such as liver and kidney disease and cancer. Not to mention alcoholism.

5BE PROACTIVE WITH YOUR GENES.

The link between genetics and health is a powerful one, though it isn't something you can do much about. But just because one or both of your parents died young in ill health, doesn't mean you can't do something about the genetic pool handed to you.