What can I do to live long and well?

Dr. Mehmet Oz, MD
Cardiology (Cardiovascular Disease)

Your DNA helps determine whether you will be able to live to age 150 or not.

Watch the video to find out more from Dr. Oz what can be done to help you live to age 150.

Kelly Traver
Internal Medicine

The three best things you can do to live long and well are:

  • Eat a healthy diet
  • Maintain a normal body weight
  • Do at least 30 minutes of moderately intense exercise most days of the week. That's no surprise: you know that an unhealthy diet, obesity, and a sedentary lifestyle all promote inflammation, which contributes to the relentless wear and tear within each cell.

It should also come as no surprise that part of the formula for living long and well has to do with getting plenty of good-quality sleep, managing daily stress, and avoiding tobacco, excess alcohol, and recreational drugs. Stress and sleep deprivation both increase inflammation. Smoking greatly enhances inflammation and dramatically accelerates aging.

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