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by Mehmet Oz, M.D., AARP The Magazine, May/June 2010 issue
Online Exclusive: Workout Videos
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: Ask three strangers how old they think you are. Their answers will tell you how others perceive you—and can be a strong indicator of how healthy you are.
As a physician, husband, father, author, and host of The Dr. Oz Show, I know what it means to be busy.
Nevertheless, I’m amazed by the number of people who tell me they don’t have time to exercise, or eat healthy meals, or get a good night’s sleep. The truth is, if you can’t find the time to get healthy, you’re not going to be around as long as your kids and grandkids would like.
Did you know that if you can’t walk a quarter mile in less than five minutes, you’re 25 percent more likely to die in the next six years than if you can? Or that if we eliminated all cancer in the United States, our average life expectancy would increase by only three years?
Cancer doesn’t kill most of us; lack of exercise and a poor diet do. Follow this 6-Month Plan for Getting Healthy to live the best life possible for as long as possible.
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