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Monthly Archive for May, 2010

Getting Started 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 […]

Your Diet Makeover Eating fewer calories could increase your longevity by 25 percent. Here’s how: eating a little less every day activates your sirtuin gene, which increases the efficiency of your cells and improves your body’s ability to repair itself. This three-day diet is designed to jump-start your body to lose weight. Click on the […]

Tests and Numbers Some numbers you can forget (your age, for one), but others you should know and control right away. Spend this month getting these tests done, while still adhering to the Daily Checklist and your new diet. Numbers You Should Know (and optimum levels) ______ Blood pressure (115/75) ______ Waist size (< half […]

Ramp Up Your Exercise In cultures where people live long and healthy lives, rigorous physical activity is the norm. You’re already on your way with the 30-minute daily walk you’ve taken since Day 1 of this plan. This month we add weight-bearing, flexibility, and balance exercises. In addition to those shown below, check out all […]