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10 Ways to Take Control of Your Health

Chicago Tribune

If you’re ready to take control of your health, start by washing your hands for 15 to 20 seconds, about as long as it takes to sing “Happy Birthday” twice. Doing this simple act, while avoiding certain behaviors — smoking, excessive drinking and eating too much — can dramatically improve your health, said internist William Meller, who specializes in evolutionary medicine in Santa Barbara, Calif.

Prevention goes well beyond the mammograms, prostate screenings or blood tests that we can get at the doctor’s office. It’s the little steps you take that can keep you healthy.

“Ideally, prevention should also emphasize healthy lifestyles, a practice that isn’t only health-conscious, but (is) inexpensive,” said James Pivarnik, president of the American College of Sports Medicine.

Here are 10 easy ways to get started…

First: Take a Walk>>


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