Dr. Andrew Weil
Arizona Ctr. for Integrative Med.
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Health expert Dr. Andrew Weil offers us advice on how to live long and live well.
Healthy aging means reducing the risk and delaying the on-set of age-related disease and lifestyle choices can make all of the difference.
Michael Jones has more in today's Health Minute.
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IF YOU WANT OLD AGE TO BE MORE ABOUT STAYING ACTIVE INSTEAD OF BEING FRAIL, IT'S TIME TO LISTEN UP.
"The most important lifestyle pattern associated with healthy aging is maintenance of regular physical activity throughout life, so I think that trumps everything else."
BUT IF YOU'RE NOT PHYSICALLY ACTIVE NOW, REMEMBER IT'S NEVER TOO LATE TO START.
AND ANOTHER BIT OF ADVICE, SPEND TIME WITH PEOPLE
"In our culture especially, as people get older, they tend to be isolated, the world shrinks. You don't want that to happen, you want to find ways to stay connected."
AND WATCH WHAT YOU PUT ON YOUR PLATE.
"If I could summarize everything I know about nutrition in one sentence, it's to stop eating refined, processed and manufactured food. that simple."
AND DON'T FORGET ABOUT YOUR OUNCE OF PREVENTION...PREVENTIVE HEALTH SCREENINGS THAT IS.
"Screening tests for colon cancer, checking your cardiovascular status, getting blood work done if you need to check your cholesterol levels and so forth."
WE CAN'T STOP THE AGING PROCESS, BUT HEALTHY LIFESTYLE CHOICES CAN HELP OUR LATER YEARS BE SPENT MORE IN HEALTH THAN SICKNESS.
FOR TODAY'S HEALTH MINUTE, I'M MICHAEL JONES.