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What can I do now to prevent chronic health problems when I'm old?

The best thing you can do for yourself to prevent chronic illnesses in the future is to eat a healthy diet and exercise regularly. You should also see your primary care doctor regularly. Your doctor can perform recommended screening exams to check for health problems. The earlier a problem is found, the quicker it can be treated.

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