In the UK, women are expected to live on average for 3.7 years longer than men, to 82.9 years.
You could be at risk of a shorter life, however, if you do not eat a healthy diet and take enough exercise.
Having high blood pressure increases your risk of a stroke or heart disease, which can change your quality of life.
Stronger bones may also help you stay active and take part in sports for longer.
Dr Sarah Brewer, from Daily Express :: Health Feed