Few American women would put veggies on the top of their 'can't-live-without' list. Likewise, eating healthy doesn't mean you have to deprive yourself or make life difficult: One glass of wine per day cuts your odds of dying by 20 percent, according to Health.com.There are other ways of reducing your risk of a premature death, too, according to the latest findings from the Nurses' Health Study, involving nearly 80,000 participants. Besides eating well, you need to stay in a healthy weight range, exercise, and quit smoking.

Health experts say you can cut your odds of premature death by more than half by:

  • Eatting right
  • Staying fit
  • Exercising
  • Not smoking