I know what I want to do with my extra healthy years

Elderly people on a seesaw
Elderly people on a seesaw

We've all watched the Olympics this summer and bemoaned our own fitness regimes, vowing to get back on the diet. But don't despair – despite not having the training programme of a top class athlete you are probably getting healthier.

Figures from the Office of National Statistics show that males and female in the UK can expect to spend more than 80% of their lives in good or very good general health.