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Warm Up: Getting Started
Month 1: Your Diet Makeover
Month 2: Your Health Numbers
Month 3: Ramp Up Your Exercise
Month 4: Manage Your Stress
Months 5-6: Make Health a Habit
En español l Oz Tip: Have more sex. Couples who increase their lovemaking from once to twice a week increase their longevity by three years.
One of the best ways to take control of your health is to define clearly what you want out of life.
Do you have any untapped passions? What are they? What’s holding you back?
Take the Amoeba Test:
Draw a box with an amoeba in it. The box is your job, and the amoeba is you. How much of your amoeba lies outside the box? Do you have interests outside work? What are they?
Month 6: Put It Together
Congratulations! You’ve made it through five months of the plan; now it’s time to see how well you’ve done.
Retake the health numbers tests from Month 2. (Ask your doctor to retest your HDL/LDL, blood pressure, and blood sugar levels). If you’ve adhered to this plan, your numbers should have improved considerably.
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