A healthy lifestyle can help you live longer even if you have chronic conditions, study suggests

Even if you have multiple chronic conditions, a very healthy lifestyle is associated with up to 6.3 years longer life for men and 7.6 years for women, according to a new study.

(CNN)Exercise, a healthy diet and not smoking or drinking can help you live years longer even if you're struggling with other chronic medical conditions, according to a new study.

While a healthy lifestyle has long been linked to a longer life span, there's been very little research to date on how lifestyle factors affect people with "multimorbidity" -- living with two or more long-term mental or physical health conditions such as hypertension (high blood pressure), asthma, cancer, depression, migraine, diabetes and angina.