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WHAT WORKS: Dr. Oz’ 25 Greatest Men’s Health Tips by Dr. Mehmet Oz P


atients are among my best teachers. They’ve taught me how to communicate clearly—and how to live a better life.


On The Dr. Oz Show, I’ve learned that once people are emotionally involved, change happens quickly, especially if they feel that their behavior is letting loved ones down. Large-scale change seems daunting. We want simple routines that we can automatically follow. Adopt some of the steps described here, which work for me and that anyone can do, and you will like your life more in just a couple of weeks. Plus, you’ll live longer.


1: Roll on the


Floor Laughing Laughing not only eases stress, promotes social bond- ing and lowers blood pressure; it may also boost your immune system. So bring some hu- mor into your life, whether it’s through friends, a television show or something else that tickles your funny bone.


10 Hudson County NAHudson.com 2: Don’t Skip Breakfast


Eating fiber in the morning means less hunger late in the afternoon, when you’re most likely to feel tired and gorge yourself on sugar. My morning dose comes from steel-cut oatmeal, usually mixed


with raisins, walnuts and flax- seed oil. An early start on eat- ing also keeps your metabo- lism more active throughout the day; breakfast eaters are thinner than people who just rush out the door.


3: Hit the Sack


Jay and Dave are funny, but they’re not worth the strain on your system. Seven hours of sleep a night not only helps you live longer, it also lowers your stress, sharpens your memory and reduces cravings for pants- splitting foods. Set a bedtime and stick to it. My target is 10:30 p.m. I record the late shows and then watch them the next day as I pedal a station- ary bike.


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