Do Lifestyle Choices Affect the Way I Age?

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Dramatically, in fact there's probably the thing that is most under our control that can affect how you age and how you feel. So lifestyle choices include diet, they include exercise, and they include stress management techniques and those are some of the most important things that we can do that affect how you're going to look and feel.

Quitting smoking now, is the single most important thing that you can do to improve your health. The average smoker lives about 10 years less long than the average non-smoker, but those years can be gained back when you quite smoking, and the sooner you quit smoking, the faster those come back in more completely Those come back.

There is no age at which is too old that you can't get down a quick quitting smoking. One powerful motivating tool that helps you to is your chance to surviving a heart attack, double the day after you quit. Let's talk about diet because diet's important. We heard on the Dr. Oz show about how red meat is a problem, if you're having it frequently.

We didn't talk about this, but eating fish particularly fatty fish like tuna is definitely a good thing for you, it helps to prevent heart disease and they reduce cancer risk as well. Fresh fruits and vegetables should be the staple of your diet. I think I wouldn't have pushed whole grains so much, I think if you're going to have grain whole grains are certainly the way to go, but as time goes on, I'm recommending whole grain to be less, and less part of the diet and it really should be more about roots and vegetables with high quality meat and fish, poultry without skin, and nuts being an important part of your daily calorie intake.